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Position Title: WASH Information Manager Officer
Duty Station: Niamey
Country: Niger
Region: WCARO
Job Level: P-3
Application Close: 10th of March 2015
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 364 days
1. Purpose of the Position
Epidemic context
In the West and Sahel Africa, at least 30,000 cases and 1,000 deaths of cholera are reported each year with an
average Case Fatality Ratio of 3.05% (WHO, 1999-2011). The trend is increasing with about 50,000 cases per
year between 2010 and 2014, which is nearly half of the cases bear by Africa. In addition, many cases and
particularly community deaths are not reported. Epidemiological surveillance and reporting system remain very
variable from one country to another, and is far from being efficient in most at risk districts.
The major areas of cholera dissemination in the region are the following:
- Gulf of Guinea: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo;
- Lake Chad Basin: Cameroon, Niger (Southeast), Nigeria, Chad;
- Niger River Basin: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger (Southwest).
In 2014, approximately 70,000 cases of cholera and 1,000 deaths were reported in the West and Sahel Africa
region (week 52). Major outbreaks have been recorded in the Lake Chad Basin and along the coast of Guinea.
In 2015, the conditions are met for this "complex" outbreak to continue in the Lake Chad Basin. The first
quarter of 2015 is a pivotal year beginning in a context where cholera epidemics in the coastal countries of
Ghana, Benin, Togo and recently the Ivory Coast affect countries at risk of EVD and threaten the countries
already affected by the virus.
Cholera initiatives in the region
Since 2009, the UNICEF regional office pays special attention to cholera issues in the region. Studies to
understand the epidemiology of the disease and to feed risk reduction and response strategies were conducted
in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
Since March 2012, UNICEF is engaged in the coordination of the cholera regional platform which gathers
major agencies and donors involved in the fight against this disease. A formalized strategy named “shield and
sword” is promoted by the platform. This strategy is based on a rapid and targeted response in affected areas
following cases investigation and mapping (sword) and sustainable interventions in cholera hotspots to prevent
the occurrence of further epidemics (shield).
In June 2014, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) was re-launched by WHO and promotes the
implementation of sustainable WASH interventions coupled with vaccination campaigns in hot spots.
The role of the GTFCC is also to coordinate the various initiatives in the fight against cholera worldwide
through working groups by thematic.
In 2013 and 2014, the UNICEF regional office entered in a partnership with ECHO as part of a regional
programme to fight against cholera. In 2015, the regional office wishes to continue to contribute to the
reduction of cholera epidemics in the region.
Under the supervision of the UNICEF Cholera Specialist, the Cholera Information Manager Officer (IMO)
provides the needed IM services for the implementation of the regional programme of cholera outbreaks
reduction in the West and Sahel Africa in the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria).
2. Major Duties/Responsibilities
The IMO will support the Cholera Specialist based in the Lake Chad in the implementation of the regional
programme against cholera outbreak in close collaboration with:
 the Cholera Expert and the IMO based in Dakar;
 the Cholera Regional Platform and the WASH Regional Group;
 Cholera focal points of UNICEF Country Offices concerned (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria);
 WASH and Health Clusters or Sectorial Groups focal points, Cholera Taskforces / platforms or Intercluster of countries targeted (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria).
The IMO will be responsible for the following:
Advocacy, Strategic Representation and Partnerships
 Inventory and compilation of various transdisciplinary studies in the Lake Chad useful for preparedness of
agencies and advocacy with development donors ;
 Provide information management support for the animation of the Wash and Health clusters: contacts
directory, graphics, maps, etc;
 Support countries offices and the cholera specialist located in the Lake Chad for the establishment of an
information sharing system for cross-border collaboration at national and decentralized levels: Contacts
directory, e-platform, etc.
Technical Assistance & Capacity Development
 Support the monitoring for cholera preaparedness and response in UNICEF country offices (Cameroon,
Chad, Niger and Nigeria) and sectorial groups (WASH, Health, Social mobilization):
o Production of a matrix to follow up the level of preparedness in country;
o Production of maps and graphics related to the level of preparedness;
o Development and implementation of a 4W matrix;
o Development and implementation of an information system to follow up indicators of response’s
quality (geolocation of cases and transmission context).
 Provide IM services for the development of a e-platform for cross-border alert between Cameroon, Chad,
Niger and Nigeria at national and decentralized levels;
 Provide IM services in the elaboration of key national strategic documents against cholera (action plan,
road map, strategy) in targeted countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria);
 Support to WASH unit for Information Management needs
Knowledge Management, Evidence Generation
 Collect and inventory information resources and tools available in countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and
 Share key documents and regional tools with WASH and Health groups/cluster on a regularly basis and
lesson learnt or good practices in between countries
 Develop and update the mapping of actors and resources (monthly) in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria
Develop and regularly update the 4W matrix and manage the database;
Collect and compile key contacts in the region in targeted countries (MoH, UNICEF, WHO and
main agencies)
Oversight and Quality Assurance
 Contribute to the elaboration of donors and internal reports;
 Develop and update a matrix for regular monitoring (monthly) of programme indicators in the Lake Chad
Surge Capacity
 Support to countries with needs for surge support ;
3. Key Expected Results
This programme builds on the previous regional one (2013/2014) and aims to help reduce the incidence of
cholera outbreaks in 14 countries in West Africa. The IMO will be responsible of the following expected
results in the Lake Chad basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria)
1. Improved epidemiological surveillance and mapping of actors in the Lake Chad;
2. Preaparedness and early response in one epidemic basin (Lake Chad) via:
A capacity of rapid response and coordination ;
Training and sharing of regional tools in line with the regional shield and sword strategy;
The operationalization of inter-country cooperation frameworks in high risk border areas.
3. The adoption by countries of a national roadmap or multi-sectorial action plan based on lessons learned,
epidemiological evidence and mainstreaming of cholera hot spot;
4. Advocacy by country offices to increase sustainable investment in cholera hot spots;
The main indicators to measure the results above are:
 Broadcast of the mapping of actors and resources on a monthly basis
% of targeted countries that adopted a reference document against cholera outbreak
% of actors responding to the outbreak following case investigation
% of border districts that have an inter-country directory
5. Support to WASH unit for Information Management needs
4. Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Engineering diploma, Masters degree, Cartographer, Data Manager;
Work Experience:
At least 5 years’ experience of which more than half in data collection, database management and
infographics production to guide humanitarian responses;
Have worked in the monitoring of emergency response programme in several countries at local, national
and cross-border level;
Asset :
Have developed or participated in the development of reference materials about cholera: manual, guide,
national plan, strategy or integrated cholera study;
Have worked in several epidemic contexts in close collaboration with ministries, divisions or services
related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Disease Prevention and Control;
Have worked in the management of database and GIS mapping (Geographic Information System) of
cholera or other diseases epidemiological situation at regional, country and district level;
Have participated in the organization of a workshop on lesson learned from the response to an
humanitarian emergency and / or the development or review of a strategic plan.
5. Competencies of Successful Candidate
Critical Competencies:
Mastery of systems for data collection and GIS mapping (Geographic Information System) in the field
of water, sanitation and hygiene or public health;
Ability for teamwork and remote networking with colleagues and partners from different sectors;
Asset :
- Knowledge of transmission context and the dynamics of cholera outbreak in the West and Central
Africa region ;
Ability to work closely with governmental partners to develop control or elimination plan for cholera
or other epidemic disease ;
Fluency in French is required. Please note that working knowledge of English is required for all assignments.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------UNICEF West and Central Africa Country Offices are located in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,
Cape Verde (UN Joint Office), Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea,
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao tome & Principe, Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Togo.
If you are qualified and interested in the position and meet the requirements, please forward your application with updated
curriculum vitae and UN Personal History Form (available at, with “the title of the position as
the subject’’, via email to [email protected] and [email protected] by 10th of March 2015.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male
candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to
become a part of our organization.
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