iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Mine Action Information Management Officer (Consultancy)
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type: Full Time
Status: International Consultant
- The conflict in North-East (NE) Nigeria is a protracted crisis with continued displacements and increased conflict intensity.
- Civilians continue to suffer violence, forced displacement, exploitation, and abuse from all parties to the armed conflict. With decreased areas deemed as relatively secure and a shrunk humanitarian space, the conflict and insecurity continue to negatively evolve and are expected to remain volatile.
- Nigeria is a signatory to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and has reiterated its commitment to comply with the articles of the APMBC and has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee for the APMBC compliance.
- The members of the inter-ministerial committee participated in the 19th meeting of the State of parties which was held from 15-19 November 2021 in the Hague, Netherlands.
- UNMAS provided support to the Committee in their request for an extension to the obligation under Article 5 and the Transparency report on Article 7 of the APMBC. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on behalf of the Nigerian Government is working on the establishment of a National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) for easier coordination of mine action activities.
- UNMAS requested IMMAP’s support in the capacity development of seven staff from various national authorities, located in Borno State, in the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Information Management (IM) field through the delivery of in-country capacity building.
- This capacity development will support the establishment of the NMAC by enabling better-informed coordination and standardized reporting of Mine Action activities by the national authorities and aid the Nigerian government in meeting its obligations under Article 5 of the APMBC.
Description of Duties
- The Consultant will support and effectively contribute to the initiation, planning, design, development, and implementation of the humanitarian mine action information management capacity building project in Nigeria, in support of UNMAS’s goal to support the establishment of knowledgeable IM staff within the planned National Mine Action Center. The role also involves support for the effective coordination of training and capacity-building interventions at the different stages of the training cycle, which will consist of the delivery of foundational IM and GIS skills using the ArcGIS Enterprise/Online platform, ArcGIS Pro, Survey123, MS Office 365, and MS Power BI. followed by an HMA-focused module applying the foundational knowledge and skills to the mine action sector.
- Guided by the Country Representative and under the supervision of the Technical Advisor, the Consultant will provide support to capacity building activities such as the organization of training materials, assessments, and learning sessions to transfer knowledge, skills, and techniques for effective government and humanitarian response to explosive ordnance contamination in the country.
- The foundational training will be delivered by the iMMAP Nigeria team based in Maiduguri from mid-June 2022, with the second module delivered by the incumbent in person at the iMMAP Nigeria offices in Maiduguri. The Consultant will be expected to participate in the design of the baseline assessment, production of the reports to UNMAS, as well as the design and delivery of the HMA-focused training material.
These responsibilities will include the following tasks:
- Review the training needs assessment to verify the priority training needs and adjust the training material focus accordingly;
- Planning and scheduling of capacity building activities in consultation with key stakeholders;
- Development of training and session plans, goals, and objectives for the capacity building program based on identified needs and capacity building priorities;
- Design and develop capacity building curricula, syllabi, practical exercises, and learning materials;
- Organize and deliver the HMA IM and GIS-focused training and capacity building activities consistent with the needs of UNMAS and the trainees and their agencies;
- Develop or identify training content and/or supporting reference resources such as presentations, practical exercises, and handouts to facilitate learning;
- Conduct pre-training, in-training, and post-training evaluations for feedback, address challenges and impediments to effective learning, and document and share lessons learned;
- Liaise with other iMMAP Nigeria capacity building programs and ensure consistency and standardization of activities and material where possible;
- Facilitate staff’s ability to use existing and emerging technology to achieve UNMAS and the trainees’ agencies’ mission and objectives;
- Train and provide technical support to the identified staff as needed on all relevant HMA Information Management and GIS tools and processes;
- Provide mentorship and support within the scope of the capacity building plan;
- Any other duties as required, related to the design and delivery of the capacity building program;
- Support the iMMAP Nigeria Senior Management Team in the drafting of the project reports, and a humanitarian capacity building success story for inclusion in iMMAP’s reports, newsletters, and social media platforms;
- A University Degree or equivalent experience in the fields of Science, Education, GIS, or Information Management;
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience and a background in internationally-focused organizations operating in the mine action sector;
- At least 2 years of advanced experience with ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, or IMSMA Core.
- Experience in humanitarian, crisis recovery, and resilience aspects is highly desirable;
- An appreciation of considerations in designing training content focused on the needs of adult learners;
- Progressively responsible experience in designing needs assessments, data management, mapping and visualization, coaching, and training.
- Understanding of the Mine Action sector and how it operates.
- Understanding of IMAS, NMAS and business processes applicable to HMA Information Management, Planning and Prioritization.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others;
- Planning & Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them with appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to the client;
- Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows a willingness to learn new technology;
- Representation: Where appropriate, represent the iMMAP in various contact sessions. Maintain effective and positive contacts with the national and local government officials, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and donor agency officials, when required.
- Ability to understand and adapt to complex and dynamic situations;
- Ability to work under pressure;
- Takes initiative, manages their own use of time, and is self-motivating;
- Proven ability to work in teams;
- Flexible and creative.
Application Closing Date
3rd July, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.
- iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.
- iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
- Please note that due to the urgency of this position, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the recruitment closing date.