iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Capacity Building Intern
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type: Full Time
Contract Start: 26th June, 2023
Contract End: 25th September, 2023
Contract Length: 3 Months
- The humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria was in the first instance caused and amplified by the armed conflict now in its 14th year.
- There are few, if any, signs that the conflict affecting millions of people will come to an end in the near future. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure raise profound protection concerns and continue to impede the access of vulnerable people to assistance.
- The conflict has a massive negative impact on the people and infrastructure needed to deliver vital and basic services. More than two million people have been displaced internally because of the resulting widespread insecurity.
- An increasingly evident factor driving humanitarian need is the impact of climate change, undermining the precarious coping mechanisms of vulnerable people. Last year saw the worst flooding in more than two decades across Nigeria affecting 4.4 million people. The flooding was a major contributor to the spread of waterborne disease, with cholera killing 390 people in Borno State alone.
- With support from the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, iMMAP continues to support the humanitarian sectors responding to the crisis in northeast Nigeria, by seconding and deploying standby personnel to the Sector Lead Agencies since November 2016.
- The support includes building the information management capacity of the partners through training. From January 2020, the capacity-building activities delivered by iMMAP were scaled up to include an internship program under which at least 16 interns are turned out every project cycle and has so far produced 59 graduated interns.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The iMMAP office in Adamawa State is conducting a series of innovative, multi-sectorial, and collective analyses and information management support to different initiatives and working groups and would like to engage interns to support agencies and sectors in achieving the analyses and build a network of information management experts.
- The regular activities that the interns would conduct during the internship period will not only increase their capacities and skills, but also establish a foundation to develop tools in data mining, data processing (data cleaning, consolidation, reconciliation, validation, classification), visualizations, mapping applications, and assessment to engage in data science and data analytics, and potentially to aid sectors and agencies in need of IM support.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Working with the Capacity Development team, the Humanitarian Information and Analysis Unit (HIAU), and Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), the interns will:
- Identify available data at different levels, including but not limited to surveys, MSNAs, rapid assessments, secondary data reviews, and other data that is collected by humanitarian actors and government MDAs in northeast Nigeria.
- Assist HIAU/RRM IMOs in information management tasks.
- Assist the Capacity Development team in preparing for training sessions and following up on training assessments.
- In collaboration with the Capacity Development team and the designated focal points from the HIAU/RRM, build a metadata catalog in relation to activity 1.1.
- Working with the sector’s/agency’s coordinators, and in coordination with the Capacity Building/HIAU/RRM teams, the interns will:
- Perform wide-ranging ad hoc data and information management tasks, as necessary to support the teams and develop practical skills.
To be considered for an internship at iMMAP, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- A graduate or post-graduate student in a field related to Computer Science, Data Engineering or Data Science, Information Management, Social Science, Research, or Statistics and is not running any program (academic program, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), ad-hoc engagements with other organizations, etc) that could negatively affect his/her availability;
- Must have graduated in not more than 3 years at the time of application;
- Be proficient in the English language;
- Must be an indigene of Borno state (please indicate on your CV)
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
Additional assignment-specific qualifications:
- Basic understanding and interest in GIS, data analysis, or data for decision-making within humanitarian organizations.
- Experience understanding technical requirements to accomplish goals.
- Experience working with non-computer scientists to ensure that project development meets the needs of users.
- Analytical rigor
- Tact, diplomacy, and political sensitivity.
- Maturity and ability to work and communicate effectively
- Ability to work effectively in a team
- Flexibility in work planning based on changing needs.
Application Closing Date
22nd June, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: