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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Human Resources
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-25

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Consultant - Operational Information Management (OIM) / Performance Reporting Officer WFPIRQ 2018/43

Baghdad (Iraq)



WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  In 2017, WFP assisted almost 2 million people in Iraq through monthly family food rations, cash-based transfers, and emergency food assistance. WFP’s assistance is aligned with the 2018 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan, the Recovery and Resilience Programme, and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for the Syria crisis. As the situation of the displaced population remains precarious, and needs rise following the return process that began in early 2018, WFP’s priority concerns in the country continue to focus on emergency response to displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees in Iraq, with additional recovery and livelihoods activities to support Syrian refugees, returnees and vulnerable communities. For more information, see


Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of External Relations, the OIM & Performance Reporting Officer will lead, oversee and coordinate all Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities contributing to the establishment and presentation of standard and a consistent operating picture of WFP operations and associated results.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Support staff in the assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & Performance Reporting procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency, and standardization of information management and performance reporting across WFP.

2. Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize 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.

3. Support the collation, analysis, and communication of 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.

4. Support the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information. 

5. Collaborate with counterparts internally to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.

6. Support the enhancement of the capacity of WFP staff and partners to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting, for example through scheduling the delivery of the OIM & PR training on core competencies. 

7. Support the Country Office and/or Regional Bureau in emergencies by preparing, organizing and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).

8. Provide feedback on activities associated with the Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.

9. Support the initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR including drafting of related normative guidance, as required. 

10. Support the assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as the evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission, inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within the individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of an ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantify and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.



- Advanced University Degree or University Degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Social Science, Information Management or other relevant field;

- At least 2-3 years of postgraduate professional experience in international humanitarian, development aid or relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development; 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Sound theoretical understanding of OIM / reporting concepts and principals with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques, and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and interpret information and draw out the key messages.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP
  • Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.


- Full proficiency (C level) in English language. Intermediate knowledge of a second official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is an asset.


23 Sep 2018


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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