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Job Title: NATIONAL POST: Spotlight Initiative, Programme Analyst GBV Data, NOB, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Temporary Appointment

Job ID: 27361

Location: Asia and Pacific

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Background Information


Closing date: 10 December (5 pm Port Moresby time)

Duration: 364 days

Duty Station: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Organizational Setting

The position:

The GBV Data Management Specialist will play a key role in the establishment and management of a GBV Integrated Information Management System (GIIMS) for the Spotlight Initiative that will ensure effective and efficient collection, analysis, management, interpretation and dissemination of SGBV, SRHR, and HP data.

The specialist will be located at the UNFPA PNG Country Office under the direct supervision of the UNFPA International Programme Coordinator. She/he will be working in close collaboration with the UNFPA Assistant Representative as well as the Spotlight Initiative Coherence Coordinator and the National Statistics Office (NSO). She/he will be a member of the UN M&E Group to share experiences, lessons and best practices.

Please kindly note that this post advertisement is also a roster. Even if you do not get selected for this particular post, we may contact you directly if there is a suitable opportunity in the future and a more specific JD will then be shared.

How can you make a difference:

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations impacting negatively to the desired fulfilment of women’s and girls’ empowerment and development. and therefore a threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. While there have been efforts to address and eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Harmful Practices (HP) in Papua New Guinea, progress remains slow and uneven, with fragmented approaches. It is clear that the elimination of all forms of SGBV and HP is intrinsically connected to transformation of gender and socio-cultural norms including those related to women’s sexuality and reproduction; and to improving access to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health information and services especially for women and girls.

In response to this, the European Union and the United Nations initiated the Spotlight Initiative, a global partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) focused on efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally as it will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU Commission. The Initiative provides a model under UN Reform for partnerships among key players encompassing participating countries, development partners, civil society, and the UN to deliver on the SDGs in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative advantages and expertise of various Agencies.

In Papua New Guinea, UNFPA will be one of the UN Agencies (alongside UNDP, UNICEF and UNWOMEN) overseeing the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative guided by the ICPD Programme of Action and the 2018 – 2021 Strategic Planning which focuses on three transformative outcomes: end gender-based violence and other harmful practices; ending preventable maternal deaths; and ending unmet need for family planning.

Job purpose:

The GBV Data Management Analyst is a person who inspires and delivers high impact and sustained results; a principled and ethical staff, who exemplifies human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; a staff who is transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commits to deliver excellence in programme results.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a harmonized data management solution on VAWG/GBV in PNG.
  • Conduct a system specification assessment for Spotlight Initiative GIIMS including technical specifications of the appropriate information, Communication and Technology (ICT) infrastructure (equipment), and coordinate procurement of the necessary supplies.
  • Develop a conceptual frame for the proposed GIIMS for review and approval by the stakeholders
  • Using the latest and appropriate computer programming tools, develop the approved conceptual design in ‘ii’ above into a functional harmonized data management system for VAWG/GBV in line with international standards.
  • Facilitate training of users to ensure proficient use of the GIIMS.
  • Provide ongoing user support and coordinate routine maintenance of GIIMS to ensure it keeps pace with emerging computing technology- both software and hardware
  • Contribute substantively to the work of the UN M&E Group to share lessons learnt from the management of the spotlight initiative GIIMS.
  • Establish networks for sharing data and information on VAWG/GBV in line with national and international standards, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure development of a system for cross-referencing, learning and building on synergies in data for development in liaison with the relevant Government Institutions, the UN M&E Working Group, the Coordinator of the Spotlight Initiative Programme and the UN leads for the Spotlight Initiative Outcomes
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of VAWG/GBV data privacy and security policy/protocol, ensuring that data users are fully aware of such data security policy and sign to it as may be necessary.
  • Facilitate the assessment of the compliance of international standards and national legal frameworks in the collection, management and use of VAWG data and information and recommend any required changes.
  • Ensure technical support in data, collection, analysis, interpretation, and development of Spotlight Initiative knowledge products as well as provide subject matter expertise on data architecture and data integration
  • Facilitate the harmonization of VAWG/GBV data collection methodologies at national and Provincial/District levels in line with international standards.
  • Lead the analysis, interpretation and presentation of VAWG/GBV and HP data.
  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation of periodic synthesized reports to inform decision-making including policy and legal reviews.
  • Establish a system for harmonising conflict and violence data, disaggregated by sex, age, disability, type of violence, location and other relevant parameters, to enable the development of a holistic picture of levels of conflict and violence in the country.
  • Coordinate annual planning and budgeting for the GIIMS including monitoring and reporting on the implementation of Annual Work Plans.
  • Execute any other tasks as may be required of the Spotlight Initiative data related assignments.

Qualifications and Experience

A Master’s degree in business information management, Computer Science, and Statistics, or closely related fields directly related to the substantive area outlined in the job description of the post.

Knowledge and experience:

  • At least two (2) years direct experience in management of data, database and ETL development of support and operations using Microsoft SQL Server with emphasis on Data quality and Data transformations, Transport, Security.
  • Knowledge of programming language and tools such as MySQL/MongDB on database, JAVA, JAVA Script (ES6+) Php.
  • Must have a good knowledge of and experience in the use of statistical software (SPSS, Access, STATA)
  • Experience with data analysis and integration work and/or providing data focused systems integration solutions
  • Expert level of technical knowledge on data architecture and data integration
  • Exposure to and conceptual understanding of data integration tools and technologies
  • Extensive knowledge when working with big data, data-based design principles, NoSQL and Denormalization.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with GBV data and information systems an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of the ethical and privacy issues and sensitivities associated with collection and use of data on GBV and harmful practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including for dissemination of information and advocacy activities.
  • English proficiency is required

Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness

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