Senior Data Management Asst (Kassala)- UNHCR

OrganizationUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Job TitleSenior Data Management Asst
LocationKassala, Sudan
Hardship LevelE (most hardship)
Job IDJR2330827
Family Location TypeNon-Family with Residential Location
Closing DateDecember 6, 2023

The position is normally supervised by a more senior staff member who provides the Senior Data Management Assistant with regular guidance and support. Subject to the nature of the task/assignment, s/he will work independently on routine tasks, while will follow instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues. The position has no supervisory role.

Contacts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are not frequent. In the Field locations, under the supervision of the manager, the incumbent may play a liaison role with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable for performing their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional, and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity, and respect for diversity.


– Enter data mainly related to asylum seekers, refugees, and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer database.

– Prepare reports and project documents by providing information, preparing tables, and drafting routine correspondence and reports.

– Assist in the compilation of data and interpreting the statistics for various reports.

– Assist in the development of forms for data collection and analysis, if requested.

– Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as and when required.

– May be required to collect GIS data, update maps, and undertake field trips to project sites.

– Decide on the data recorded in the database.

– Decide on appropriate resolution to incidents and escalate issues to the supervisor if the incident cannot be resolved within the scope of responsibility.

– Perform other related duties as required.

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

G5- 2 years relevant experience with a High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor’s or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses

Electronic Data Processing Information Technology

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience


Not specified


Completion of UNHCR learning programs or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

IT-Computer Literacy

DM-Data Management

DM-Data collection methodologies

DM-Database Management

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, supporting ongoing dialogue on these matters, and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting, and selection of candidates.

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