Back Information Management Officer

  • Added Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Peace and Security Cluster

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

Background Information - Mali Programme

Mali is facing a problem of weapons and explosive hazard contamination as a result of protracted and recent armed conflicts. The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IED) and insecure stockpiles of weapons and ammunition (obsolete, abandoned or neglected), poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to United Nations and humanitarian personnel operating in the country.

UNMAS deployed to Mali in January 2013 to conduct an emergency assessment of the situation with regard to explosive threats. In July 2013, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established under Security Council resolution 2100 and is currently operating under Security Council Resolution 2531 (2020)). In accordance with these mandates, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has engaged UNOPS PSC to implement a mine action programme in Mali to:

  • Improve the protection of civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance;
  • Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats and enable compliance with international treaty obligations;
  • Reduce the explosive threat to MINUSMA and United Nations personnel.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, responsibilities of the Mali based IM Officer will include the following tasks:

A. Team Management

  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high quality results and services of the Information Management team supervised through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development;
  • Support the oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.

B. Information and Analytical Products

  • Develop various types of information and analytical products used within Portal for ArcGIS web applications. Identify and adapt alternative solutions based identified reporting needs (various BI tools, Geocortex);
  • Ensure high data quality standards, data verification procedures implementation and updates, development of relevant guidelines and documentation;
  • Collect data requirements and identify data sources that can be used within tools to support decision making processes for the UNMAS Mali programme and its stakeholders;
  • Facilitate the integration and use of key data sources across UNMAS systems landscape.

C. Coordination

  • Act as the IM lead for the organization and engage with heads of sections, projects and external stakeholders to implement the organizations IM strategic needs;
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for assigned activities, ensuring that all stakeholders are kept abreast of activity status and that feedback is taken into account as appropriate;
  • Support the management and maintenance of UNMAS Mali systems and information architecture using platforms including Google Cloud Platform, ArcGIS Enterprise, Google G-Suite, among others to facilitate sustainable information management and analytics solutions;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of technical documentation, guidance, templates and training materials.

D. Implementation Support

  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical requirements, working with stakeholders to achieve consensus when needed;
  • Provide implementation support for assigned programmes and activities, focused on system design, planning, and delivery of the UNMAS programmes global IMS, which is based on ArcGIS Enterprise and GeoCortex, to facilitate digitalized processes supporting the collection, verification, storage and analysis of data;
  • Conduct trainings and other capacity building activities for UNMAS Mali personnel, implementing partners and relevant stakeholders on the use of information management, knowledge management and analytics tools.

E. Other

  • Maintain and update the country-IM strategy, in consultation with the stakeholders concerned. The strategy must include the internal management of information within UNMAS and the application of the Data Governance standards;
  • Set standards for UNMAS data to be used throughout the country and by HQ, maintain and distribute standards to IM team and others working with operational data, including partner data;
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making;
  • Develop, manage, and implement data access procedures and licenses distributions;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Computer Science, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analysis, or another relevant field with 5 years of relevant experience; OR
  • First level university degree (Bachelors degree or equivalent) in Computer Science, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analysis, or another relevant field with 7 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in design and implementation of complex IM systems (data architecture, enterprise architecture, processes and workflows)
  • Experience in data management (data modelling, database design, migrations, etc.) is required.


  • Fluent in French (read, write and speak) is required.
  • Intermediary in English (read, write and speak) is required.


โ— Strategic perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**

โ— Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.**

โ— Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.**

โ— Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).**

โ— Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.**

โ— Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behaviour. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.**

โ— Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem solving.**

โ— Effective communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.**

Contract type/Level and duration:

Contract type: International Individual Contractual Agreement
Contract level: IICA 2 (ICS10)
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Considerations:

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partnersโ€™ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce โ€” a strength that helps us better understand and address our partnersโ€™ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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