Open Call - Information Management Officer Consultancy

from Center for Operational Analysis and Research
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

About COAR: COAR is an independent social enterprise that directly supports practitioners, policy-makers, and donors by facilitating humanitarian and development interventions in complex, fragile, and high-risk environments. COAR delivers neutral and objective research and analysis, which identifies - but does not influence - local stakeholders, relationships, interests, and analyses broader political, economic, social, and security dynamics and trends. COAR research leverages social media, personal networks, research teams, and local experts in order to map and translate the local human context; COAR analysis synthesizes and studies this data in order to inform both programmatic and strategic decision-making, reduce security and conflict sensitivity risks, and increase the impact of humanitarian, development, stabilization, peace-building, and peacekeeping initiatives.

Overview: This scope of work (SoW) outlines the Information Management Officer consultancy with COAR. The Information Management Officer will lead the collection, storage, cleaning, and analysis of data to a high degree of quality, accuracy, and timeliness. This data analysis will require the Information Management Officer to establish procedure/protocol, guidelines, standards, and tools related to COAR’s information management. The Information Management Officer will also be responsible for data visualization, including (but not limited to) maps, graphics, dashboards, and COAR’s website.


The COAR Information Management Officer will:

  • Understand, document, and ensure that data is of high-quality, accurate, consistent, and comparable; Coordinate with other COAR units to meet data analytical and visualization needs;
  • Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location-specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques
  • Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards;
  • Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance;
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data
  • Manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK).


The COAR Information Management Officer will:

  • Establish and maintain information management guidelines, system, and network to facilitate data analysis, with high data management standards;
  • Design, develop, and manage databases, spreadsheets, and other data tools;
  • Produce and update high-quality map products and online services;
  • Produce and update information products such as reports, charts, and infographics by turning data into graphical products that illustrate analysis;
  • Propose new and innovative data management tools, processes, and structures, as well as develop and propose different perspectives for data visualization.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate for COAR Information Management Officer will have:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related areas.
  • Experience managing information and datasets for complex, donor-funded humanitarian and development responses.
  • Experience providing information management related services within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization.
  • Relevant experience with or in the Middle East/North Africa region; experience in the Syrian context a strong advantage.
How to apply:

Please note that this is an open call for CVs. If you believe you fit the criteria above, please send your CV and letter of motivation to, listing ‘COAR Information Management Officer’ in the subject line.