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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a chance in life!

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Together, we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the job is to support WASH sector information systems to produce disaggregated data as required to fill reporting needs and evidenced-based decisions to support emergency preparedness, prevention, and response actions along the North West and South West cluster and UNICEF WASH Program covered by Buea field office. More specifically he/she will ensure situation monitoring and assessment, performance monitoring of humanitarian action, and identify capacity needs and address the needs of information systems at the Field Office level. He/she will also support stakeholders at central, decentralized, and community levels to use the information generated to make an informed decision for daily management of issues related to emergency preparedness and response actions.

Scope of work :

The consultant will be responsible for:

1/- Information Management

On a daily basis the Information Management Officer would be expected to collect, collate and store results and data from the field in a centralized data base. The Information Management Officer, with the Chief, Field Operations and Emergency will take the lead on the development of annual / rolling Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) and the monitoring of performance indicators.

  • Maintain a database and dashboard to track core humanitarian indicators for all Field Offices.
  • Provide quality assurance of Field Office and Section situational reports and monthly Situation Reports. Detailed, technical feedback to be provided to Field Offices.
  • Provide data analysis on survey data and other data received. Use this data to support the preparation of regular reports, including the Situation Report for the Cameroon Humanitarian response, donor proposals and programme analysis as needed.
  • Provide Information Management services to support population data management, including population estimation, information flows from established systems, and movement tracking.

    With IM colleagues in UNICEF, clusters and partners support an IM network as part of emergency preparedness and risk informed programming. Attend inter-cluster IM meetings.

  • Provide technical guidance on information and knowledge management systems to promote the use of evidence to inform policy and decision making.

2/- Capacity building

The Information Management Officer is expected to build the capacity of Field Office staff to collect, clean, analyze and use data for evidence informed programming.

  • Support the emergency teams in the Field Offices and the Field Operations Section in the analysis of data and information and perform data quality and consistency control, ensuring harmonization of humanitarian performance monitoring with the regular programme.
  • Develop and implement capacity building plan around data and information management, monitoring, and innovative, creative and effective ways of data gathering, analysis and visualization for UNICEF staff and partners as required.

3/- Mapping

  • Prepare visuals and infographics as requested, including geospatial maps.
  • Develop snapshots for internal and external purposes, develop maps to support UNICEF’s programming and that of our partners and build the capacity of the Field Offices to collect, record, collate and analyze data.
  • Leverage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map production and geographic data management while promoting data standards and harmonized management of geographic data/information.

4/- Support assessments and monitoring, including development of tools for data collection and processing

  • Support assessments and monitoring, including development of tools for data collection and data entry, review and support procedures for joint assessments in line with cluster guidelines, UNICEF’s CCCs and provide capacity building on quality data collection that is in line with CCCs and Humanitarian Principles notably to field programme staff.
  • Regularly participate in the implementation of monitoring missions as required, gathering information to be included in reports.

5/- Knowledge management and document archiving

Knowledge management and document archiving for WASH section and NWSW WASH cluster (10%)

  1. Maintain an archive electronically of useful tools, information, studies, publications etc, for WASH section and NWSW WASH cluster

The deliverables are:

  1. August report package submitted. It includes NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Update of Tools (mailing list, 5W)
  2. September report package submitted. It includes NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Training report of Data collector
  3. October report package submitted. It includes NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Dashboard of assessment • Draft of the WASH in HCF assessment in SW/NW
  4. November report package submitted. NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Dashboard of assessment • Final report of the WASH in HCF assessment in SW/NW • Quarterly dashboard
  5. December report package submitted. It includes NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Dashboard of assessment • Draft HNO/HRP tools
  6. January report package submitted. NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Dashboard of assessment • Draft of the WASH in HCF assessment in SW/NW • HNO/HRP data requested submitted
  7. February report package submitted. NWSW Cluster Dashboard and UNICEF Dashboard • Dashboard of assessment • Draft of the WASH in HCF assessment in SW/NW • HNO/HRP data requested submitted

Work Modalities:

  • Office Based.
  • The consultant will use his computer

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor, first University Degree in the relevant field in computer science or related field such as information systems, information and communication technology, library, or geographic sciences, or engineering highly desirable

    Education in other areas will be considered with proven and relevant professional work experience.

    Knowledge and experience in using Adobe and ArcGIS, QGIS, Kobo are highly desirable.

  • 2 years of relevant professional experience, in the field of data and information management systems and data analysis. Proven technical experience in development and use of innovative technology, particularly in the areas of data, humanitarian performance monitoring, use of mobiles and open source, and training in the related field is highly desirable
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of local dialectics (Pidgin…) is desirable

How to apply:

Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter/application
  • CV or P11
    • Financial quote at a daily rate in XAF. Financial proposal that will include: your daily/monthly rate (in XAF) to undertake the terms of reference
    • Indicate your availability

General Terms and Conditions of the Contract:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, payment is deliverable-based as defined in the Terms of Reference.
  • All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant/contractor.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on the UNICEF budget.
  • Consultants will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractors prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • Mention is it as per the General Terms and Conditions of the Contract.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions, or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need a reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterward in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations, or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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