Ethiopia continues to face the consequences of climate-induced shocks and inter-communal conflict and violence. A deteriorating drought situation leading to an increased food security situation (compromised access to markets, high food prices), increased movement of population, and weakened access to health and nutrition services are some of the factors that led to a deteriorating nutrition situation of most vulnerable people. It is estimated that in 2022 the ENCU/Nutrition Cluster partners will continue to have to deliver a large-scale emergency nutrition response. As per the 2022 HNO/HRP, it is estimated that over a 7.5million children under the age of five years, pregnant women, and lactating mothers will need nutrition interventions and assistance.
Ethiopia is a country where the Cluster approach is fully activated; the Nutrition Cluster is embedded in the EDRMC ENCU-Emergency Nutrition Coordination Unit, a member of the OCHA-led Inter-Cluster Coordination Group that informs the Ethiopian Humanitarian Country Team (EHCT) for decision making and provision of the humanitarian assistance in support of the Government of Ethiopia.
Data from rapid need assessments, surveys, and active screening is showing a deterioration of the situation and key analyses for rapid decision making are urgently needed. Toward ensuring a well-run Nutrition Cluster and effective emergency nutrition response, there is a need for coordination capacity and information management capacity, and this is as such formal accountability of UNICEF as the Cluster Lead Agency for Nutrition and forms a part of the agency's work.
The Data Clerk is a core Nutrition Cluster Coordination team member. The purpose of this post is to manage the very large data compilation work to support the Nutrition Cluster's analysis and sharing of information that is important for the Cluster partners to make informed (evidence-based) strategic decisions.
On behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator and the Cluster-lead agency (CLA) UNICEF as the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, EDRMC, the Data Clerk will work with the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator, and partners to ensure cluster performs its core functions as described in the IASC Cluster Coordination Reference Module, IASC, July 2015 and these core functions are as follow:
Supporting service delivery
- Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response
- Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
- Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary
- Build national capacity for contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.
- Accountability to the affected population
- With the support of the National Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team and under the supervision of the National Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, the Data Clerk will be responsible for
- Providing support to the Nutrition Cluster at the national level as well as on the sub-national (if applicable) levels.
- The incumbent will collect, compile, and organize data on nutrition sector/cluster coverage, surveys, assessments and programming results and then help produce and share information on response with cluster partners, OCHA and the Cluster Lead Agency to facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and demonstrate whether results and impact are achieved or not.
- Network with IMO capacity and nutrition cluster partners as well as cross clusters (in collaboration with OCHA) to encourage information sharing, sharing of partners' mapping, response achievements, humanitarian response plans, etc.
- The Data Clerk's major tasks and outputs will include but not be limited to:
Supporting service delivery/outputs:
- Support the cluster and the cluster partners by providing data and in producing a consolidated IM product in a periodical manner.
- Support OCHA & Cluster coordination team in conducting and maintaining up to date the mapping of all current and potential actors - government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, through the provision of regular inputs/updates to on the clusters 3/4/5 W's (Who, What, Where, When and for Whom) matrix, cluster priority response matrix and other tools (woreda level of information)
- Support the cluster coordination team in organizing and participating in regular cluster coordination meetings aim at information sharing for appropriate coordination between all nutrition humanitarian partners.
Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response
- Provide data management support for the preparation of the HNO and HRP (woreda level of information on PIN and targets) as well as on the EDRMC hotspot woreda classification exercise.
- Provide support for intersectoral collaboration with other clusters (IM in clusters)
- Work with Cluster partners to keep and maintain an up-to-date database and information for nutrition programming. Make this information available to facilitate planning and to facilitate prioritization of the cluster response by the cluster and other stakeholders. Update the database and reporting tool’s structure.
- Compile regular inputs on the emergency affected areas for the national/subnational level cluster with the expected outputs which included but are not limited to:
- Support IMO capacity and cluster in information materials (maps, dashboards, scorecards, bulletins/synopsis)
Nutrition cluster 4/5 SW and OCHA SW
- Support the nutrition cluster in developing regular country/region/woreda level data and information based on agreed outputs and share this information with stakeholders through dashboards and newsletters or bulletins.
- Provide information management/ data compilation in support of calculating the PIN and targets for Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) interventions
- Support the cluster in developing a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the cluster response plan and support the development of indicators that the cluster needs to monitor, and linked to the response plan.
Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results:
- In collaboration with the Nutrition Cluster coordinator/deputy coordinator, support the monitoring and reporting against the Nutrition Cluster indicators
- Work with cluster partners on compiling sex and age disaggregated data, that should inform Nutrition
- Maintain a monthly collection of reports from partners and upload achievements on main nutrition
- Response indicators in the OCHA RPM (HPC tools)
- Support the cluster coordination team and cluster partners in setting up and maintaining a cluster complaint and feedback mechanism based on the inputs/guidance provided and feedback regularly to the cluster partners.
Liaise with data management of nutrition cluster members and technical groups.
Support and work closely with M&E-Data management and or IM specialist from partners and TWG leads to compile and analyze the monthly TFP, TSFP, and IYCF-E data to feed the regular reporting from technical groups
- Support in conducting nutrition surveys and assessments starting from planning up to data analysis and assessment report
- Maintain and feed planning list of surveys and assessments from all nutrition cluster partners
- Assist with reports and data extraction when needed
Take any other relevant task given by the supervisor