Peace and Security Cluster
The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) DRC
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suffered nearly two decades of turmoil, particularly in the eastern provinces. The use of landmines was a feature during the conflict and Explosive Remnants of War from the fighting remain a hazard.
UNMAS established its presence in the DRC in 2002 to provide support to the Peacekeeping Mission (MONUSCO) and to conduct humanitarian mine action. It continues to work with all actors involved in mine action, and weapons and ammunition management and safety issues.
KOICA Project Information:
UNMAS DRC recently received funding from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to implement a two years project starting in June 2022 in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Ituri and Tanganyika with the following objectives:
- Effectively implement UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 on sustained peace, justice, strong institutions and effective and inclusive governance through the development of a sustainable national capacity in explosive hazard management.
- Effectively implement UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development through increasing the National Mine Action Authority (CCLAM) capacity to coordinate Mine Action activities and therefore encouraging the return of displaced people, opening freedom of movement in a post-conflict society, decreasing fear and threat of the ‘frozen violence’ of landmines and other ERW and Goal 17.
Outcome 1:DRC security sector and/or national NGOs responds appropriately to EOD tasks Output 1.1: National NGO personnel trained to conduct explosive ordnance disposal. Output 1.2: Land is released for productive use. Output 1.3: CCLAM has increased capacity to coordinate Mine Action activities in the DRC.
Under the overall management and supervision of the Project Manager, the National ICT/IM Officer is responsible for efficient and effective ICT management and support to the UNMAS programme in DRC. In the discharge of duties, the National ICT/IM Officer liaises with UNOPS programme support colleagues, in order to ensure best support.
Summary of Key Functions
- Information Management (IM) and Data Analysis
- IT and Communication Support
- Capacity Development and Knowledge Sharing
Information Management and Data Analysis
- Coordinate the Program’s information management systems including (Information Management System for Mine Action) IMSMA, associated databases and archives.
- Provide support in monthly data audits to verify the relevance, integrity and quality of information.
- Provide support in qualitative and quantitative data control in coordination with operations.
- Perform regular system updates.
- Support in ensuring that information management products and reporting tools are adequately and accurately used by implementing parties.
- Support in ensuring that the information management system is operational and meets the needs of the program.
- Control the distribution of data and relevant information management products to partners and develop processes for updating, transmitting and exchanging data.
- Ensure compliance with operational procedures and standards for information management.
- Provide support in preparation of lists, reports and spreadsheets and dashboards presenting information relating to explosive risks and the operations carried out.
- Report any anomaly observed that could affect the functionality and accuracy of the information management system.
- Support the installation and upgrade of the UNMAS LAN infrastructure, design, and configuration.
- Support the continuity over the provision and administration of office automation services, mailing services, intern proxy services, anti-virus protection services, filling system services, database server ices and any other services as needed.
- Ensure regular backups of the server’s data on a strict schedule as well as provision of data archives to requesting staff members.
- Leverage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map production and geographic data management while promoting data standards and harmonized management of geographic data/information.
IT and Communication Support
- Apply modern IT technologies in support of IMSMA database analysis and reporting improvement.
- Liaise with UNOPS HQ, and other relevant units, to determine hardware and software requirements.
- Liaise with the local UN partner agencies on issues relating to IMSMA.
Capacity Development and Knowledge Sharing
- Support colleagues from the IM Section to build and maintain required level of understanding, knowledge and working practice within the IMSMA background.
- Maintain quality assurance of data on identified hazardous areas, KOICA project activities, activities related to capacity development to the Congolese Mine Action Center.
- Provide support in training and advice, technical assistance to IM users and program partners.
- Support the development of IM training tools, lead training courses delivered by stakeholders and partners.
- Facilitate new user training and introduction to UNMAS IT system & provide technical support Identify the needs or gaps where additional training should be provided to improve the IM understanding, data accuracy and timely reporting.
* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
* QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
- A First level University Degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with two years of relevant experience OR
- Secondary School (high school or equivalent) with six years of relevant experience is required.
- Relevant experience is defined as experience in the field of information Management.
- Experience in the usage of MS Office and ArcGIS Software is required.
- Experience with SQL is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and French (speaking, writing and reading) is required.
How to apply
Interested applicants should follow the link below: