Consultant : Operational Information Management & Performance Reports Officer - Kinshasa, DRC
Washington D.C. (United States of America) | Kinshasa
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents one of the largest, most complex humanitarian crises in the world. During the last decade over 5.4 million people have died from violence in the East because of conflict, disease and malnutrition.
Large displacement movements due to recurrent regional conflicts have been occurring in DRC for the past 10-15 years. As a result of the recent crises in the Tanganyika province and the Kasais region, OCHA estimates that there are over 3.8 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in DRC, making it the country with the highest number of IDPs in Africa.
The latest Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification (IPC, June 2017) identified some 7.7 million people in acute food security and livelihood crisis.
The escalation of the conflict in the greater Kasai region of DRC has caused widespread displacement, loss of livelihoods, and the destruction of household assets, agricultural land and community infrastructure. An estimated 2.4m people have been directly affected by the conflict, with an estimated 1.4m people internally displaced and 33,000 people recorded to have fled to neighbouring Angola, as refugees. According to the June 2017 IPC analysis, an estimated 2.8 million in the Kasai region are categorized as being in IPC Phase 3 and 4. Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) results from a September 2017 indicate that an estimated 3.2m people are food insecure in the greater Kasai region
In the last few years, because of on-going crisis in neighboring Central African Republic, South Sudan and Burundi, there has been a regular influx of refugees in the northern and Eastern parts of the DRC exacerbating the fragility of those impoverished communities.
National capacity to respond to the multiple crises in the country is limited and the deep-rooted and widespread poverty and lack of infrastructure are all compounding factors of food insecurity in DRC.
Type of contract: Consultant
Duration: 6 months
Duty station: Kinshasa
Posting date: 08 November 2017
Closing date: 22 November 2017
To lead, oversee and coordinate all Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities contributing to the establishment and presentation of standard and consistent operating picture of WFP operations and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Contribute to the development of systems and tools that support effective OIM, performance reporting and inter-agency information management in line with WFP and UN policies and practices.
- Provide technical advice, governance and oversight to a CO on the integration of OIM & PR policies and guidance into established systems to drive the quality, consistency, standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
- Oversee and approve the information collated from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximise the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
- Oversee and approve the collation, drafting and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
- Oversee and approve the collation of analysis communication the ‘Essential Elements of Information’, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level.
- Support the design and implementation of the SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING), leading the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation and logistics functions to coordinate to ensure coherence and quality of information.
- Collaborate with counterparts in other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
- Collaborate with counterparts in WFP Divisions, supporting performance of activities and ensuring an aligned and consistent approach to information management, analysis and performance reporting.
- Enhance the capacity of WFP staff, partners and governments to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting through conduct of disaster management simulations and provision of the relevant OIM & PR training.
- Manage a small team or sub-team of OIM staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
- Participate as task force/working group member to define Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
- Contribute to the development of OIM & PR related normative guidance as required. Support initiatives for developing improved, streamlined and harmonised OIM & PR.
- Contribute to the development, implementation and assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
- Support the CO in emergencies by overseeing the preparation, organisation and support for Operational Task Forces (OTFs) and ensuring accurate reporting and dissemination of decision making to COs, RBs and HQ.
- Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: Typically five years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Sound theoretical understanding of OIM concepts and principals with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret information and draw out the key messages.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP.
• Ability to lead, motivate and develop small teams of junior staff.
• Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. At least intermediate knowledge (level B) French language.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
22 November 2017
To apply follow the link:
- Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
- Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America) | Kinshasa
- Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- Human Resources
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- Closing Date: 2017-11-22