Humanitarian Information and Knowledge Manager

Palladium International , United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th March, 2020

Job Description

Project Overview and Role:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team provides the Department for International Development with humanitarian services and the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit with stabilisation support.
HSOT works with DFID to lead the UK Government's response to humanitarian disasters in co-operation with the United Nations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, non-governmental organisations and governments of disaster-affected countries.

We are looking for a Humanitarian Information and Knowledge manager to identify knowledge management needs for HSOT and potential solutions and provide support in the Early Warning, Analysis and Reporting team for monitoring and analysis tasks .

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead on consultations across HSOT and focal points in HRG to identify knowledge management needs for HSOT and potential solutions including the use of Microsoft SharePoint/Teams and Internal software.
  • Work with the team to set up agreed knowledge management systems and ensure a plan for transition
  • Establish agreed IT structure and mechanism and develop appropriate guidelines and protocols
  • Provide support and training on established systems to team members.
  • Maintain continuous surveillance through monitoring, researching and analysing humanitarian developments/deteriorations, disaster relief/management or emergency situations. Proactively communicating, advising and assisting HSOT's disaster response capability.
  • Contribute to the provision of cross government Humanitarian Early Warning for senior DFID officials.
  • Generate humanitarian information products to inform HSOT leadership, DFID and other partners involved in the process.
  • Establish analysis plan where appropriate for transparent, comparable and predictable analysis with the use of relevant statistical software;
  • Partner with other humanitarian actors to assess humanitarian need, UK value added and plan emergency assistance programmes in a manner that incorporates latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc., including gender-related considerations.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with key HMG and external stakeholders, including non- traditional humanitarian actors such as scientific or economic experts to inform humanitarian response decision making.

Required Qualifications:

Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree in information management, humanitarian analysis, statistics or other related area;
  • Research and field operational experience with INGO, UN or similar organisation.
  • Proven research and analytical skills including demonstrable knowledge and experience in statistics, data analysis and/or information management;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of knowledge management strategies and systems
  • Proven research and analytical skills and proven experience of providing humanitarian information management and reporting during rapid onset humanitarian crises
  • Sound competency with visualisation tools (such as Tableau, PowerBI and the Adobe Suite) is strongly desired; GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS &/or QGIS) is desired


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