Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data) – UNICEF 


Job Description

Job no:556923
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Level: P-2
Duty Station:Khartoum
Categories:Programme Management
Advertised:07 Nov 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline:17 Nov 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief (Cash Transfers), the Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data), P2 will:

1. Personal Data Services Management:

Provide guidance and oversight for the adequate use of Humanitarian cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) for UNICEF and partners. Escalate to Cash Implementation Unit Chief risks related to personal data management. Perform budget management function, monitor spending, and take corrective actions accordingly. Ensure quality of data analysis, reporting, Third Party Monitoring, Grievance Redress Mechanism and Data Protection standards. Provide oversight of personal data use for efficient and effective delivery of individual payments / cash transfers. Coordinate with interagency counterpart’s data interoperability initiatives. And to coordinate with UNICEF ICT/Operations team on any required technical support for roll out of HOPE.

2. Data Management representation function:

Coordinate with UNICEF Headquarters HOPE team on prioritized support. Represent data management function with external stakeholders including government counterparts. Lead UNICEF’s support to the government in setting up a harmonized Management Information System for social protection programmes. Represent Cash Implementation Unit’s Personal Data Management function within Sudan Country Office. Represent Cash Implementation Unit’s Data Management function in external briefing.

3.  Support UNICEF partners in the use of Humanitarian cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) in Sudan: Support with training relevant implementing partner staff in data collection in KoBo using standardized beneficiary registration form for HOPE, standardized post-distribution monitoring form for cash transfer programmes. Support with training relevant implementing partner staff in the use of HOPE’s features, including deduplication, data changes, and recording of grievances and feedback. Oversee user roles allocation and perform capacity building on the use of HOPE with partners. And oversee data collection exercise in the field.

4. Reporting and Third-Party Monitoring:

Provide technical oversight on the Terms of Reference of the Third-Party Monitoring, participate in the assessment of technical proposals based on agreed criteria, and selection of the third party for verification of existing payees’ lists. And draft processes and output monitoring reports based on data available in HOPE and Third-Party Monitoring sources.

5. Data Protection Standards:

Ensure that Cash Implementation Unit data management workstream is aligned with UNICEF Data Protection Policy. Coordinate with Headquarters technical counterparts to ensure the following: Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are carried out with appropriate frequency on Cash Implementation Unit supported programmes; UNICEF partners are trained on Data Protection and Responsible Data for Children principles; UNICEF CSO and private sector partners comply with relevant data protection legal tools such as Non-Disclosure Agreements.

6.  Efficient and effective supervision:

Supervise a team of national data officers in Khartoum and Field Offices who will be supporting the Cash Implementation Unit’s data management function. Provide exemplary management and leadership, motivating and developing colleagues to perform at their best, while building diverse and inclusive teams. And building capacity of national staff including data consultant at Country Office level and data officers at field office levels.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, Data Analysis, Social Science, or related field is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree with two additional years of work experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
  • Relevant professional training in the relevant field is a strong asset.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience of data or humanitarian program/project management experience, including with multiple stakeholders. Experience in emergency contexts highly desirable.
  • Experience in implementing humanitarian cash transfers programme.
  • Experience in Beneficiary Data system for humanitarian cash transfer at field level
  • Experience in business operation environments with a proven track record of interfacing with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) and successful project completion.
  • Experience in working with UN agencies (UNICEF experience preferred) at interagency level
  • Detailed knowledge of the Project Lifecycle and fluency in project management methodologies.
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functions and working with operational subject matter experts, technical resources and architecture teams.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Download File Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data) P2-TA CIU Sudan .pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) Manages ambiguity and complexity.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 07 Nov 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 17 Nov 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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