Job title: Consultancy – HCT MIS – System Analyst days), EMOPS – NYHQ, USA
technical documentation required throughout the development of the UNICEF HCT
MIS and to liaise with relevant stakeholders, internal and external, during the
different phases. In particular, the position will focus on ensuring there is
clear documentation and understanding of both the business and functional
requirements of the system. As a result, this function is critical to ensure
the development of an effective system data management system for humanitarian
cash transfer programs at UNICEF. The key result is to ensure that UNICEF HCT
MIS evolving business needs are captured and disseminated from a technical
perspective through relevant documents across the various stakeholders
UNICEF works in some of the world s toughest places, to reach the world
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, a Champion
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child,
everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy
and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and
excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children s
rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an
opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without
discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal
chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural
dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that
investing in the health, education and protection of a society s most
disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all
children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to
sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is
so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all
children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the
Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable
development of nations.
UNICEF experience in implementing humanitarian cash transfer (HCT) programmes
as well as a recent feasibility assessment have shown that UNICEF requires a
Management Information System (MIS) to be able to deliver results for children
using HCT in contexts where there is no national MIS system available or fit
for purpose. From a programme quality assurance and a risk management
perspective, a dedicated HCT MIS is needed to (1) comply with UNICEF s
commitment to scale up cash programming, (2) to be interoperable with other UN
agencies data system, (3) to contribute to the interagency data hub to whi
UNICEF has recently committed, and (4) to provide adequate level of risk
How can you make a difference?
This consultancy position is located in the Office of Emergency Programme in
New York, USA. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the HCT
MIS Project Manager and in close collaboration with the HCT MIS Solutions
Architect in ICTD.
- Update UNICEF HCT MIS artifacts and documentation by reflecting the
evolving MIS development ecosystem to ensure regularly updated
information are used by development stakeholders for technical
specifications and software development.
- Support the Solution Architect and the Vendor in ensuring Azure DevOps
epics, features and stories as well as all the relevant tickets include
the available up to date information
- Participate in technical internal and interagency discussions on MIS
collaboration modalities to inform any changes in the UNICEF MIS
requirements and documents.
- Keep an updated list of technical requirements based on the existing
functional and operational requirements.
- Coordinate closely with EMOPS Business Analyst to ensure that technical
requirements closely align with functional and operational requirements.
- Participate in technical discussions with relevant focal points from
solutions to be integrated with HCT MIS (Kobo Toolbox, Rapid Pro, Power
BI, Vision) and document the integration modality to connect the HCT MIS
with these solutions.
- Based on the various requirements and workflows, work in close
collaboration with the MIS development team to draft the MIS Standard
Operating Procedures, User Manual and Technical Specifications which will
be used to guide and support the MIS development and implementation/ use
in the field.
- Provide input and support in all levels of testing and carry out user
acceptance testing to ensure functional and non-functional requirements
are met and aligned with specifications.
- Report and inform on regular basis the HCT MIS Solutions Architect and
the ICTD Solutions Manager on progress of the work, identify and flag
potential bottleneck that would require strategic and management support.
- Support HCT MIS team in writing rules for the Progress Corticon rule
engine as required.
Expected Results: (Measurable Results and Deliverables)
- Features, stories and tickets updated in Azure DevOps
- Updated documentation in Azure Devops, Github and Sharepoint
- System Integration notes
- MIS Standard Operating Procedures, User Manual available in Github
- Rules Sheet and Rules Flow in Corticon
New Yory, US – In light of COVID 19 related office physical presence
restriction in New York city, it is expected that the selected incumbent will
have the means to work remotely from home as long as required. As soon as the
COVID 19 restrictions will have been lifted, the consultant is expected to be
physically present in our NY office. Specific circumstances will be discussed
during the recruitment process.
- Consultant is expected to travel to NYHQ. Travel plans to be pre-approved
and agreed to by UNICEF EMOPS. Travel paid for by UNICEF shall be based
on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel. Costs for
accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable daily
subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International
Civil Service Commission (ICSC). Consultants and individual contractors
are responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel
Estimated Start Date: 6 May 2020 through 31 December 2020
Duration: 182 days
Advanced university degree in Information Technology Business process
management or relevant field.
- At least five (5) years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in the
design and analysis of management information systems.
- Documenting technical requirements and technical specificat.
- Experience in the use and design of Management Information System for HCT
programmes is highly desirable.
- Fluency in English. Good written and spoken skills in the language and
tools of business analysis.
Call for Proposals:
- Past experience of the consultant (CV).
- 3 references with updated contact information.
- Sample of similar work undertaken.
- A writing sample in which applicant was the primary author.
- Daily/Monthly rate
Please indicate your ability, availability, financial request and suggested
payment schedule to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications
submitted without a financial proposal will not be considered.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for
View our competency framework at
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and
encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and
ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to
become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and
principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
With the exception of US citizens, G4 visa and Green Card holders, should the
selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States
under a different visa, the consultant/individual contractor and his/her
household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the
individual contractor/consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an
Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was
authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.
At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place
current health insurance coverage.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance
Location: New York City, NY
Job date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:09:09 GMT
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