Data Center Manager /Beneficiary Data Manager, (P3),Colombo, Sri Lanka # 00121818 (Temporary Appointment)

  • Full Time
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sep 28, 2022

Website United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


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, how can you make a difference?

Activities and Tasks:

Personal data services management

• Provide guidance and oversight for the adequate use of the Humanitarian Cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) for UNICEF and partners

• Escalate to management risks related to personal data management

• Ensure quality of data analysis, reporting, Third Party Monitoring (TPM), Grievance and Redressal Mechanisms (GRM) and data protection standards

• Provide oversight of personal data use for efficient and effective delivery of individual payments/cash transfers and ensure all payments are made on time

• Coordinate with interagency counterpart’s data interoperability initiatives

Data management representation function

• Coordinate with HQ (Headquarters) HOPE team on prioritized support

• Represent personal data management function within SLCO

• Represent data management function with external stakeholders including de facto authorities

• Represent data management function in donors briefing

Data protection standards

• Ensure that personal data management workstream is aligned with UNICEF Data Protection Policy

• Coordinate with HQ technical counterparts to ensure:

▪ Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are carried out with appropriate frequency on supported programmes

▪ UNICEF partners are trained on Data Protection and Responsible Data for Children principles

▪ UNICEF CSO and private sector partners comply with relevant data protection legal tools such as Non-Disclosure Agreements

▪ Timely implementation of DPIA recommendations

▪ Ensure timely arrangement and signature of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with UNICEF’s implementing partners, financial service providers and other entities who will require access to personally-identifiable information from UNICEF

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


Master’s degree in Economics, Social Science or related field is required. Bachelor’s degree complemented with relevant industry certifications and work experience can be considered.


5 years of professional work experience of data or humanitarian program/project management experience, including with multiple stakeholders. Experience in emergency contexts desirable.

Knowledge and skills:

Experience in implementing humanitarian cash transfers programme

Experience in beneficiary data system for humanitarian cash transfer at field level

Experience in business operation environments with a proven track record of interfacing with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) and successful project completion

Experience in working with UN agencies or NGOs (UNICEF experience preferred) at interagency level

Detailed knowledge of the project lifecycle and fluency in project management methodologies

Experience collaborating across multiple functions and working with operational subject matter experts, technical resources and architecture teams.

High motivation, and dedication to deliver results within strict timeframes.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Values attributes

• Care

• Respect

• Integrity

• Trust

• Accountability

Core competencies skills

• Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People (2)

• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

• Works Collaboratively with others (2)

• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

• Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

• Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

• Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

• Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional competencies

• Applying Technical Expertise (2)

• Analyzing (2)

• Formulating Strategies and Concepts (2)

• Planning and Organizing (2)

• Deciding and Initiating Action (2)

• Adapting and Responding to Change (2)

• Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (2)

• Relating and Networking (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

If you think this position might be for you, please take the time to review our Country Office Mutual Agreements before you apply.

If you believe you can team member that can uphold these everyday, then we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.

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