Starting Date: 1st September 2017
Contract Details: Full Time, Initially 12 months
(includes 3 months of probation) with possibility of extension
Working as an
important member of a diverse team, who are committed to serve the world’s most
vulnerable, the Information Management Officer develops, leads, monitors and
evaluates the ICT and GIS activities required by the country programme. On a day-to-day
basis this involves managing the IT and communication equipment to ensure it is
used effectively within the programme, and pro-actively supporting team members
in data collection and analysis, in line with the overall programme objectives.
Important aspects of the role include training staff in data collection and
data management best practices, to develop Medair’s market position towards
lead mapping agency, liaising with other stakeholders, and anticipating,
planning, and contributing to the development of Medair’s Information
Management capacity in Nepal by working with other Medair teams.
GIS and Information Management:
the use of GIS in order to support the project objectives within budget and
within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to
line manager (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary
needs; projected over or under spending on project budget)
the field of GIS, IM and Medair’s overall country strategy, develop a pragmatic
but challenging vision to collect, analyse and represent data linked to
geographical references to better serve affected families and communities.
leadership in the humanitarian GIS community, working to ensure both short and
long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, coordinating
bodies, and other NGOs
and monitor mapping activities, evaluating progress through outputs and
impacts, involving other team members in the analysis of data and taking
appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress
input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in
all aspects of the project
accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and
other applicable timeframes and formats
new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country
strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers and the HQ technical
in IM coordination meetings, Medair internal trainings, and other working
groups or meetings as required,representing Medair and feeding back to the staff and
management team on relevant issues
adequate data for the development of new proposals, linked to the assessed
needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the Country
maps, infographics, and graphic elements integrating a range of data formats
for use in planning and reporting using organizational templates and styles
the electronic data collection tool using different available platform (e.g.
ODK, KoBo, Akvo) for the program requirement and provide training to the
partner staffs and field enumerators about its use and application. Assist in
analysing the collected data for Monitoring and Evaluation of the projects
ICT hardware and software support to all project locations (i.e. to main,
support and field bases) by:
and managing network(s), where applicable
PCs and laptops as required
printers and other peripherals in good working order
problems with hardware and software, finding quick and cost-effective solutions
all hardware and software systems are up-to-date, by running and installing the
latest hardware and software updates in all locations
all PCs and laptops are correctly and appropriately configured
the management of ICT related assets within the programme, through budgeting,
procurement and tracking
in developing plans for use of technology in project activities (e.g. Red
Rose), including research, testing, and troubleshooting
coordination with logistics team, oversee the maintenance and use of
communication equipment in all project locations, ensuring essential equipment
is kept in good repair at all times. Communication equipment may include VSAT,
static and mobile HF and VHF radios, satellite phones, mobile phones and
as appropriate, with service providers of communication equipment and other
Medair departments (such as Logistics and Finance) to ensure value for money
and continuity of service at all times
developments and usage of communication equipment, applicable to the local
situation, and make recommendations to the relevant people and/or departments
within Medair either at country or HQ level, in order to ensure Medair is
making the best and most cost effective use of available technologies within
appropriate ICT, GPS enabled devices and communication equipment training for
Medair staff, as required, through one- to-one coaching and/or taught sessions. This may
include basic introduction to Windows and Office applications, e-mail and internet
the relevant staff are appropriately trained in the maintenance and use of
essential communication equipment, particularly those working in remote field
job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of
tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned
as necessary according to organizational needs.
in GIS/Geomatics or any other related discipline such as Information
Technology, Information Management, Computer Science and others with at least 2
years of working experience in relevant field.
in GIS development and knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS package. Knowledge of database
and statistical software (e.g. Access, SPSS, ENA for Smart, Epi info ) is
experience with mobile data collection (ODK, Akvo, KOBO)
communication and interpersonal skill with fluency in spoken and written
English and Nepali languages.
pro-actively, can prioritize work to meet deadlines and handle work pressure.
open-minded, flexible, team player, having the aptitude for community
mobilization and capacity building.
experience in mentoring/training/coaching staffs.
numerical, report writing and administration skills with problem solving
ability and servant minded leadership.
of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international
humanitarian guidelines and protocols is a plus.
to take the initiative in project decisions, enforce procedures, delegate.
to travel and work in remote and rural VDC of Ramechhap district in basic
in all Microsoft office applications, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and