IRC is looking for Senior CYPD Information Manage Officer
The international RescueCommittee responds to the worlds worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Job Overview/Summary: The Senior CYPD Information Management Officer (IMO) will report to the IRC’s CYPD Coordinator and will be based in Antakya. S/he will work together with members of the IRC CYPD Turkey and N. Syria team to ensure timely, effective and high quality data collection and documentation of education and child protection programs. In the specific, he/she will support the education and child protection team in collecting and analyzing data from the field.
Supervise the data collection of field teams inside of Syria, for all education and child protection activities;
Supervise CYPD IMOs in Antakya and N. Syria on their daily tasks and duties (bi weekly reports, 4Ws, management of databases and attendance lists, etc);
Provide guidance and feedback to the child protection and education team about the data to be collected, in accordance with donor proposals and IRC standards;
Plan and lead in coordination with the child protection and education teams any new assessment and surveys for new donor proposals;
Analyze child protection and education databases for internal usage and for donor reports;
Provide recommendations on how to improve programs to the child protection and education teams based on trends;
Produce graphics according to needs, particularly for weekly and monthly donor reports;
Develop new databases for program activities following IRC standards and data collection requirements;
Coordinate with M&E team in order to ensure that all CYPD databases are according to IRC data collection standards and donor requirements;
Support CYPD Coordinator in gathering all necessary information for donor reports and proposals;
Build the capacity of the staff on data collection and analysis, as well as on new technology systems;
Take the lead in developing new surveys, forms and data collection systems for the whole CYPD team;
Ensure that CYPD activities are documented and reported on a regular basis and according to donor requirements;
Support the CYPD team in documenting and reporting all distribution of materials;
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: CYPD Coordinator
Position directly supervises: IMOs in Turkey and N. Syria
Internal: Other IRC Departments in Antakya and inside of Syria (Supply Chain, M&E, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, etc. etc.) and CYPD team members (Education, Child Protection)
External: INGOs and other local charities/actors working in education, child protection and any other relevant sector
Have academic background and knowledge in IT, information management system or M&E systems;
Experience in electronic data collection tools, surveys, assessment and data analysis;
Understanding of education and protection issues;
Confident communicator, able to command respect from a wide range of people;
Good administrative skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
Able to work under pressure;
Works well in teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible
Fluency in Arabic and English required;
Excellent Computer skills: MS Word, Excel and any other specific program for data collection and graphics;
The Senior Information Management Officer (IMO) will be based in Antakya, with potential field trips to N. Syria.