External Advert: Data Centre Specialist, NO-C, Jakarta, Indonesia, Post# 114061 – for Indonesians only


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s 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, inspiration

Under the supervision of Chief Social Policy, the Data Centre Specialist will be accountable for providing technical support towards strengthening capacity of national and subnational governments to analyze and use quality data and technology on children towards increased realization of child rights.

How can you make a difference?

1. Manage implementation of UNICEF Indonesia’s Digital Data programs for Children
– Systematize SOPs for the management of UNICEF Indonesia’s Digital Data programs, including managing the planning and tracking of progress of data-driven projects and programs across the office, and assessing the feasibility, impact, cost and sustainability of the initiative.  
– Lead project management, including strategic planning for the development of data systems, allocation of human resources, and liaison with sector experts and relevant Government and other partners.
– Develop program documentation for, including but not limited to, program briefs, presentations, donor reports, etc.
– Build capacity in data analytics across clusters and field offices and Government.
– Safeguard Ethics in Data collection and use. 

2. Establish and maintain partnerships for Data, Technology, and Children
– Establish and maintain partnerships with global, regional, and national stakeholders in the space of digital data and technology initiatives for children to document, share and gather lessons on the latest developments.
– Support the identification of relevant partnerships for UNICEF, to optimize its digital data and technology programming for Children in Indonesia.

3. Support Government to optimize the use and analysis of data and technology to inform planning and financing for children at national and sub-national level
– Collaborate with central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, and towards the achievement of SDGs and children’s rights.
– Support partners to help develop standards, procedures and partnerships for digital data amd technology projects.  Assist partners to identify and assess new digital initiatives with immediate potential to improve UNICEF programming. Ensure digital and technology innovations are monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of programme delivery and sustainability.

4. Strengthened evidence-based advocacy and use of technology for child-sensitive social policy
– Support correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall. 
– Establish effective partnerships with Government actors, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
– Identify other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.

5. UNICEF Programme Management
– Ensure risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.
– Support and contribute to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

– An advance university degree*) in one of the following fields is required: Data Sciences, Information Management, Social Policy, Public Health, Economics or other relevant technical fields. A combination of an advanced degree and practical experience in international development work may be substituted for the particular fields mentioned.
– A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience is required, in particular in project management and data analytics
– Knowledge of UNICEF innovation tools is desirable
– Experience in the design and facilitation of data related training, particularly to government counterpart, is desirable.
– Experience in working related to mobile and emerging technology applied to development projects is an asset.
– Experience of working in UN agencies or international organization is an asset.
– Exposure to UNICEF programmatic areas including health, nutrition, WASH, communication, child protection and education is an advantage.
– Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
– Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.  

(*First level of relevant university degree in combination with 7 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

• Builds and Maintains Partnerships
• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
• Drive to achieve results for impact
• Innovates and embraces change
• Manages ambiguity and complexity
• Thinks and acts strategically
• Works collaboratively with others
• Nurtures, leads and manages people

Download File JP Data Centre Specialist Level 3 IDS21012.docx

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including criminal background checks) applies.

Remarks: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. For information on compensation and benefits provided by UNICEF, please see the following link: https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

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