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VPRU Information Management and Technology Officer

Deadline:

Location: Flexible within the USA

Organization: International Rescue Committee

This is a remote opportunity in the United States.

The Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU) is comprised of approximately 50 team members supporting programming, resource development, research and policy and advocacy for over 20+ countries. The VPRU is formed by three teams that came together under one umbrella to better serve our beneficiaries. These are the Child Protection (CP), Protection & Rule of Law (PRoL) and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) teams. With an audacious vision of a world where women and girls, children and other vulnerable populations are valued and live free from violence, and can exercise their rights to promote their own safety, equality and voice, the IRC is known for its cutting edge anti-violence programming in humanitarian settings. This position is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the lead INGOs in the humanitarian field and acquire first-hand experience in the nexus of program and information management.

The Information and Technology Officer will play an important role in the further development and rollout of information systems tracking protection-related issues, the integration of technology into programming, and the production of resources for country program and technical unit staff.

SCOPE OF WORK

The IRC is seeking an Information and Technology Officer who will focus on a) implementing the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) and Primero (GBVIMS+ and CPIMS+) rollout strategy for IRC WPE and CP programs; b) implementing GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ rollouts and providing ongoing technical support to IRC WPE and CP field programs; c) ensuring the GBVIMS/+ CPIMS+ data from participating IRC WPE programs are quality checked, compiled and available for use and analysis by the IRC; and d) managing and updating the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ tools and resources, as needed, including remote training. The Information and Technology Officeris the technical support focal point on the VPRU Team for information systems, technology integration in programming, and plays a key role in shaping the TU’s resources around those topics. S/he will work closely with members of the WPE, CP, and PRoL sectors, as well as other IRC technical unit staff, as well as IRC and non-IRC field staff. This position reports to the VPRU Information Management and Technology Advisor and is based iN NY, DC or other relevant location with possible travel to the field to support rollouts, and other technical support needs.

Major Responsibilities:

Information System Roll-Outs and Technical Assistance (40%)

  • Facilitate aspects of planning and implementing GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ roll-outs in collaboration with field staff according to the VPRU rollout strategy plan.
  • Provide in-depth on-the-ground or remote training to IRC WPE, CP, PRoL programs, with a specific strategy in place to ensure local capacity is being built on the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+.
  • Provide ongoing remote support to IRC WPE and CP programs on the care, use and maintenance of the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+.
  • Support in the finalization of PRoL protection and legal case management forms.
  • Provide ongoing support and trouble-shoot GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ related issues. Facilitate regular technical support calls with IRC WPE and CP programs.
  • Assist field programs and the VPRU TU with producing statistics, data analysis and reports, as needed.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the information management system follow the strictest ethical and safety standards, to protect IRC clients, IRC and its staff, and partners.

GBVIMS+/CPIMS+ Resource Management and Development

  • Update and improve GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ resources ongoing.
  • Conduct quality assurance testing of the VPRU information system, Primero (training will be provided)
  • Harmonize global data to prepare for analysis (training will be provided)
  • Ensure GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ resources are readily available to IRC and other internal stakeholders, including through remote training.
  • Ensure GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ data from participating country programs are quality checked, compiled and available for use and analysis by IRC key stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop monitoring tools as needed, and oversee the collection, analysis and application of monitoring data to improve implementation of the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ in IRC programs.

Technology Integration in Programming (30%)

  • Support in developing TU and country resources on remote learning, engagement and training; remote case management; and research on other related topics.
  • Support in pulling together resources on topics listed above for broader consumption within IRC.

Communication/Collaboration (20%)

  • Train relevant TU staff on the use of the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+. Ensure regular communication, collaboration and coordination with the WPE, Child Protection, and Protection Rule of Law sectors regarding information management.
  • Prepare internal and external communication as needed. Assist with new business development opportunities as needed
  • Contribute to the cohesive functioning of the Technical Unit.
  • Track global and country advocacy efforts on information sharing efforts.
  • Respond to requests from country programs for guidance on information sharing agreements.

Other/External Representation (10%)

  • Participate in inter-agency meetings to increase the wider humanitarian community’s understanding of the GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ and share IRC’s practical experience, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the inter-agency efforts to manage the global GBVIMS/+ and CPIMS+ initiatives, as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors required. Masters or experience/coursework in GBV/VAWG, data management, technology, or a related field highly preferred. Or 2 years equivalent work experience with a proven mastery in relevant computer and excel skills.
  • Excellent writing and research skills required.
  • Superior internal and external communication and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to efficiently prioritize projects with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Flexible and calm work attitude: the ability to respond rapidly to changing environments, yet remain productive and focused.
  • Demonstrated computer skills: ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, email and Internet applications; strong skills in Excel required (pivot tables at minimum)
  • Experience with other information systems (such as Primero or CommCare) highly desirable
  • Candidates interested in learning about information management within a large, dynamic, technical team are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in database development, usage and management, data analysis, reporting on data sets
  • At least one year of GBV programming experience working in a humanitarian or development setting
  • Ability to travel to Africa, the Middle East, Asia or Central/South America for up to 3 weeks at a time

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in French or Arabic is desirable.

Working Environment: as appropriate, up to 30% travel to field sites.
 

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