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Information Management Officer at Street Child


Street Child is a UK charity working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world.  We work in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal and since November 2016, Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response in North East Nigeria.

Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working to deliver sustainable solutions and create maximum impact. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, teacher training and child protection.  We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We deliver all our programmes through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated over 200 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Information Management Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports To: MEAL Manager
Duty Station: Maiduguri with frequent field visits
Contract Term: 1-year fixed term with possibility of extension
Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 5:15pm, Friday 8:30am – 1:30pm


Job Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager the Information Management Officer is responsible for coordinating and supporting data and information management activities in the relevant offices, as well as supporting and overseeing data and information management activities in the relevant project.
  • They are either part of or responsible for leading and motivating a team of data and information management staff in the organisation; to ensure coordination among staff working on information and data management activities in the country office; and to function as the liaison with partners on data related issues.
  • Information and data management covers the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of data and statistical related activities. This includes assessment of the information landscape; definition of information and data needs; design of data and information activities, including data collection, analysis, storage and dissemination; implementation of data and information management activities; and monitoring and evaluation of data management activities. The focus is largely operational and protection data along with financial and HR data related to assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation. This is the data, information and analysis needed to deliver robust and comprehensive assessments and evaluations, and to support results-based planning, monitoring and reporting implemented by SCoN and its partners.

Job Description
Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate data and information management activities at the Country /Regional/Global level:
  • Participate in the relevant data and information management team and activities.
  • Contribute to the design and implement data strategies and systems.
  • Assist the data team and others communicate the status, value, and importance of data.
  • Support the collection, storage, management and protection of data in the region/country or at the global level.
  • Support consolidation of data systems, including the interoperability of operational data and systems.
  • Ensure consistency of data and results for country, global and regional analysis, including cross border analysis and response.
  • Identify risks and opportunities based on insights derived from data.
  • Support the coordination with HQ, external and internal partners on data and information management efforts and mechanisms, including OCHA, IOM, regional economic commissions and other institutions with statistical or data interests, UNICEF, and WFP.
  • Lead or take part the relevant IM networks (internal and external) on refugee, IDP, stateless and related issues.
  • Improve data quality in the region/county or globally through field support, capacity building, monitoring and feedback.
  • Support data security, data protection and responsible data-sharing.

Work in close collaboration with:

  • Manage the organisation data management applications (CPIMS+, Kobo, Comcare and Dashboards).
  • Manage the organisation database and components including tracking evidence base MOVs etc.
  • Programme staff on the data and information aspects of assessment, targeting and monitoring.
  • Cluster/Sector coordinators and partners on data and information needs in SCoN-led cluster operations.
  • Inter-agency staff on the development, coordination and monitoring of responses plans.
  • Protection staff on the design, implementation and analysis of protection and case monitoring systems.
  • Operations coordinators and reporting officers on the design and delivery of data and information management products for internal and external consumption
  • Sectors technical experts on the methodologies, formats, storage and dissemination of sectoral data and information, including cross sector analysis.
  • Senior management to understand and serve their information and knowledge needs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications / Education & Professional Work Experience / Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • 5 years relevant experience with an Undergraduate Degree; or 3 years relevant experience with Graduate Degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Doctorate Degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Social Science; Statistics; Information Management;
  • Physical Science; Economics; Data Science;
  • Geography GIS; Engineering;
  • Demography Computer Science; or other relevant field;

Relevant Job Experience / Essential:

  • 3 years in data or statistical field, 2 years in international context and/or humanitarian or development situation. Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.


  • Knowledge of national and international statistical systems; knowledge of international protection, human rights law; experience in data collection and analysis in field situations; knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.

Functional Skills:

  • DM-ArcGIS (Geographic Information System)
  • DM-Data Collection and Analysis
  • DM-Data collection methodologies
  • IM-Statistics Analysis
  • DM-Data Management
  • DM-Database Design & Development
  • DM-Metadata Creation & Management
  • DM-Open Source Software & Data
  • DM-Population census and econometrics
  • DM-Protection Data Management Systems
  • DM-Cartographic Skills
  • SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • CL-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches
  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis
  • DM-Data governance, quality assurance and preservation
  • DM-Development of and revision of data standards
  • DM-Data Interoperability
  • DM-Data science methodologies
  • DM-Qualitative data analysis
  • DM-Quantitative data analysis

Language Requirements / Knowledge of English and local language / Position Competencies:

  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation
  • Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • Managing Performance
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Resources
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Vision
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Technological Awareness
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Stakeholder Management Level 3

Gross Salary
NGN 588,790.78 monthly.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application


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