Humanitarian Programme Data Specialist, TA, P4, Amman, Jordan

  • Level: P-4
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 07 Dec 2022 03:34 AM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Amman, Jordan

The Position:

The UNFPA Arab State Regional Office (ASRO) established a regional response hub in Amman, Jordan, to coordinate and provide technical and operational support to its offices in the Syrian Arab Republic and the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey. The UNFPA ASRO Regional Humanitarian Hub for Syria and the Arab States (also know as ‘the hub’) provides technical and operational support to country offices and coordinates with other sister UN agencies regional emergency offices. In light of the Whole of Syria (WOS) approach that the humanitarian community has embraced (that includes Syria and the cross border operations from Turkey and Jordan), the Hub has also become the coordination and information management point for the WOS for UNFPA and for its mandate areas in Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response (GBV AoR) and Reproductive Health (RH).

You will report to Head of Regional Humanitarian Hub for Syria and the Arab States

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The humanitarian data and information management specialist will support the data and information management and quality assurance activities related to UNFPA’s response to the Syrian crisis.  The data specialist responsibilities will include information management functions of the Whole of Syria GBV AoR.


Advanced university degree (Masters of equivalent) in development, social sciences, data science, information management or related fields.

Knowledge and Experience: 

7 years professional and substantive experience in programme development and/or implementation in development or humanitarian settings

Data Analysis

  • Strong experience and knowledge of probability and non-probability sampling methodologies required
  • Experience in primary data collection methods and tools required
  • Experience and knowledge of GBV and SRH data desirable
  • Experience in qualitative analysis and mixed-method approaches desired
  • Strong experience and knowledge of descriptive, comparative and inferential analysis of quantitative data desired
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches an asset


  • Experience in coordinating Information Management activities with multiple offices and/or multiple sectors required


  • Experience and skills in operational / service mapping desired
  • Experience with spatial analysis desired  


  • Strong experience and knowledge of producing charts and tables in excel is required
  • Ability to manage static/dynamic PowerBI dashboards required
  • Ability to produce high quality infographics an asset


  • Advanced skills with pivot tables and functions in excel is essential
  • Proficiency with Power Querry required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications such as word, PowerPoint, outlook  required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerBI required
  • Proficiency in G-Suite applications (Drive/Docs/Sheets/Mail) required
  • Proficiency in geospatial software ARC GIS/QGIS an asset
  • Proficiency with qualitative data analysis software an asset (MAXQDA/NVIVO)


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Working knowledge of Arabic an advantage


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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