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Management Information System (MIS) Specialist (Re-advertisement)

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The Management Information System (MIS) Specialist will provide coordination support to the project and will report to the Head of Programme. She/he will proactively coordinate and liaise with relevant government stakeholders and working group focal points on all biometric registration related matters, specifically pertaining to enhancing the efficiency on the side of UNHRS19. The MIS Specialist will also work closely with all projects requiring support on the use of systems such as UNHRS19 or other biometric registration and verification activities.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the Management Information System (MIS) Specialist will perform the following substantial tasks.

  • Develop and Implement all sorts of Project Management Information Systems as per project’s requirements.
  • Maintain contact with field teams to ensure the timely flow of the project data.
  • Measure progress according to monthly timelines, identifying gaps in delivery, proposing solutions in collaboration with the relevant Project Managers.
  • Troubleshoot & solve problems when roadblocks are encountered at the field level to ensure the delivery of quality information.
  • Manage gathering of impact, effect & human interest data from the field, ensure accuracy and quality assure of information;
  • Engage in the strategic examination of organizational engagement in Somalia, development revision & monitoring of the strategic plan.
  • Ensure linkages to policy, strategy, crosscutting issues & synergies between regional initiatives.
  • Assist the PMs in the development of regional, personal & thematic plans to achieve stated goals & objectives, including developing background & contextual components of work plans.
  • The MIS Specialist will be expected to manage the duties of the Biometric Registration Mentors and to work in close collaboration with the counterpart staff in the police and military under the general supervision of the UNOPS Head of Programme.
  • Support the day-to-day performance and outputs of the biometric system that will ultimately enable efficient and effective disbursement of military and police stipends.
  • Manage all systems related functions of the biometric registration system, including regular maintenance and upgrades to the system.
  • Ensure timely synchronization of biometric registration and verification kits with the database.
  • Undertake full responsibility of all biometric devices, including registration/verification kits and other biometric devices.
  • Responsible for asset management of all biometric and ICT devices and machineries.
  • Build the capacity of the national counterpart so that they are able to use the HRS system and all hardware and establish the sustainability and future improvement of the systems and databases.
  • Conduct necessary training to staff in the management of the systems and databases as related to their work performances and outputs.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor the biometric registration and mentoring teams.
  • Provide the system with user manuals, including development of forms and reports.
  • Work closely with the FGS and FMS military and police and provide support, updates and reports when required. This will require regular field missions to all the Federal Member States in Somalia.
  • Perform other duties as and when required.

Impact of Results 

The MIS Specialist has a major role that directly affects the ability of the FGS and FMS (military and police) to effectively and efficiently disburse stipend payments in a timely fashion, which will have a direct impact of the delivery of safety and security services to the broader Somalia.


Qualifications and ExperienceA.  Education

  • Master’s Degree in Management Information System, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant disciplines with a combination of two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Software Engineering Certificate with extensive years of Management Information Systems (MIS) experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined.

B. Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience in development of Project Management Information Systems in Dot Net Framework that includes systems for Contract Management, Procurement, Asset Management Human Resource Management in desktop solutions and web applications is required.
  • At least two (2) years in Dot Net environment and SQL server databases including programming languages like C#,Javascript, is required.
  • Experience in implementation of Biometric identity systems and Installing and Supporting Network segments for both LAN & WAN is an asset.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001 security standard and its implementation is an advantage
  • Expertise in 24/7 availability to support hosted services in multiple client’s data centers.
  • Knowledge of Administration of Databases using Microsoft SQL Server is an asset
  • Experience in Key roles in DATA Center Services including SAN, Redundancy, Clusters load balancing and fail over. Antivirus, malware Security system, deployment and management in networks is desirable
  • Strong knowledge in SQL server databases including programming languages like VB.NET,  JQuery, Ajax is an advantage.
  • Database management including timely back-ups and sync of data is desirable
  • Experience of working with Government, United Nations or aid agencies in conflict and/or post conflict situations is desired

Language requirement

  • Fluency in in written and spoken English Language is required.


  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life Harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
  • Mogadishu is not a Family Duty Station.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon   request.
  • UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.


  1. Contract type:International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA)
  2. Contract level: IICA 2 /ICS 10
  3. Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.


UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


Africa Region

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Africa Region supports UNOPS country offices in the region, providing financial oversight of projects, procuring goods and services and managing human resources.AFR helps ensure that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between projects across the entire region.

Somalia Country Office:

UNOPS Somalia Country Office (SOCO) has had a solid and continuous in-country expert presence successfully implementing programs since the mid-1990s, where it is currently undertaking various projects and initiatives in close collaboration with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMS) and partners from the global donor community. UNOPS’ projects in Somalia focus on several key sectors that include infrastructure development, institutional capacity building, project management, advisory services, and procurement services. These projects cut across multiple sectors, including education, healthcare, national security, law enforcement, immigration services, justice, transport, and public works among others. UNOPS work in Somalia is geared towards driving growth and development in the country, a process that requires developing a close relationship with the FGS and the other development partners.
Through its involvement in Somalia’s development process, UNOPS is providing transparent and accountable solutions in the country’s state and nation-building process. In addition, UNOPS is also committed to implementing the United Nations Strategic Framework Somalia 2017 – 2020, with the aim of helping Somalia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNOPS work within the context of these commitments means that the projects it implements in Somalia are specifically designed to provide long-term solutions in the country, leading to sustainable and inclusive growth.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

To succeed here, he/she need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as working with the different units to meet their expectations.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


Mogadishu, Somalia
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