Information Management Officer for Humanitarians Operations with MSB

  • Anywhere
Organization: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) recruits committed and skilled experts for our humanitarian, resilience and peace support operations worldwide on a daily basis. We have great experience on working together and strengthening other organisations for example the UN and the EU in crisis, conflicts or other disasters.
MSB is opening our roster for Information Management Officers interested in working with us on Humanitarian Operations. Deployed as a Information Management Officer, the mission length usually is 6 months with a few weeks preparation prior to the mission.

When registered on the MSB roster you will continuously receive interesting international job opportunities and invitations to stimulating and valuable trainings and exercises.

As a Information Management Officer you are expected to have knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in complex emergencies, disaster preparedness, disaster response and early recovery. The ability to identify issues, analyse humanitarian trends and participate in the resolution of issues/problems by conducting data collection using various methods such as conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.


• Develop a client-oriented approach with all relevant stakeholders to help identify their priority information requirements.
• Determine the data and information elements that are required internally and externally and presenting it in the format most useful (e.g. reports, maps) for analysis to support intra and inter-cluster coordination and humanitarian decision-making.
• Provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools, platforms and standards to staff and humanitarian partners.
• Establish, maintain, or participate in an information network at the national level geared to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information sharing protocols, in particular those developed and endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
• If necessary, oversee technical staff in the development of databases and other applications to support the collection and processing of context specific data (e.g. affected population, displaced populations, demographic and vulnerability data, results of common rapid needs assessment etc.).
• Apply global information management standards, policies and procedures to guide related activities within the UN system.
• If required, manage staff working directly on information management and information technology activities.
• Perform other related duties, as required.



A minimum of five years’ experience within relevant area of expertise.
• Minimum 4 – 5 years relevant professional experience within information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or Humanitarian Assistance and other related area.
• Relevant international field experience in a crisis management, disaster management, emergency management, humanitarian emergency or recovery context is required.
• Relevant experience within the UN system or an international organisation is required.
• Qualifications and/or certification in the following applications are desirable: MS Access, MS Excel, MS SharePoint, ArcGIS, or similar applications.


Master´s degree in Social and behavioural sciences or Journalism and information.
Or other related fields; Business administration, disaster and emergency management, geographic information systems, information management, statistics or social sciences, or related area.
A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) combined with relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.


Fluency in English is essential, both spoken and written.
Knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or any other official UN languages is an asset.

Other requirements

• Before a registration on MSB’s roster, you need to fill in a self-assessed health declaration. If recruited for an international mission, you also need to undergo a health examination before departure.
• We are looking for persons with a strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations. It is of utmost priority that you understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core values of the MSB.
• You must inform your regular employer of your potential assignment with the MSB.


• You must be able to interact with sensitivity and display respect for diversity and gender in multi-cultural environments.
• A capacity for working under pressure is essential, as work is often performed under difficult and demanding conditions, where the focus frequently shifts due to changes in priority.
• You must possess a high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, such as UN organizations, NGOs, recipient governments and host populations.
• You are expected to have excellent analytical and communicative skills, show initiative and take both a hands-on and an analytical approach to tasks and problems.

Contractual conditions

The MSB roster contains a variety of professions and competences. A registration on our roster is initially for three years. It is your responsibility that your information on Mypages always is up to date during this period. After this period your registration will be evaluated and you may be offered an extended registration.
Working with the MSB on international operations means that you are temporarily employed by the MSB. The MSB pays salary as well as a comprehensive allowances and benefits package to field staff on international operations, ranging from free home leave travel to access to psychosocial support. The MSB highly values the well-being of our staff and whilst on mission you will have access to health and safety support from the MSB 24 hours a day.
It is mandatory to participate in MSB:s introductions course for field staff before you are being deployed. The course is for one week and MSB are hosting the course a couple of times every year. During the course you are offered a smaller salary.

How to apply:

Please visit our website and follow the instructions to apply.

Welcome with your application!

Point of contact

HR Officer – Mire Krasniqi Eklöf