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Operational Information Management Officer (Roster for International Consultants)

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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: All
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-31

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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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

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

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The OIM Roster is a roster database to fill OIM and Reports officer positions in the field, OPSCEN officer positions in HQ and temporary surge staffing needs in emergencies.

The Reports Officer under the supervision of the hiring unit will support in all Operational and Capacity Support Information Management and Performance Reporting activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of a standard operating picture of the WFP portfolio and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.

JOB PURPOSE

To support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute 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)

  1. Prepare operational information management (OIM) products in line with established review and approval workflows. Products can include situation reports for WFP and external audiences, donor reports, briefs, dashboards, project proposals, among others. 
  2. Analyse the political, humanitarian and policy landscape pertaining to WFPs current and future responses, including donor policies, trends and preferences, to inform WFP's strategic information provision to key decision-makers.
  3. Take stock of and develop innovative solutions to further improve WFPs Information Management Products and Processes.
  4. Liaise with Country Office, Regional Bureau and Headquarters teams to channel information requests, analyse inputs and draft relevant, concise and engaging content to inform programme redesign and adaptation, as well as advocacy and fundraising efforts. 
  5. Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to build 'Essential Elements of Information', facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flows between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
  6. Support the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP's current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country-specific input to WFP's operational reporting.
  7. Support the preparation of the Annual Country Report (ACR) 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.
  8. Provide feedback on activities associated with the Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
  9. Provide administrative support to the OIM unit and/or the relevant Division, as needed.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in International Relations, Political Science, Conflict Analysis, Information Management, Journalism, Data Science or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: Typically three years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong writing skills with a demonstrated ability to research, draft and clear concise information products or analyses.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of humanitarian operations, methods and systems.
  • Knowledge of current political events; advanced, region-specific knowledge is an advantage.
  • Strong ability to use standard office software (MS Office).
  • Knowledge of design or graphic software is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of data visualisation and/or base management is an advantage.


Language: Fluent in English, with excellent writing skills. Working knowledge (level B) of another UN Language is a significant advantage, especially French, Spanish, or Arabic.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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 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 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.

Partnership

  • 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 quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This is a roster recruitment for short- to medium-term deployments of experienced OIM officers to support WFP’s OIM capacity. Candidates should be willing to temporarily work in any of the countries where WFP operates based on country needs. Remote work may be possible or required depending on countries’ needs and requierments.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to participate in a written test. Candidates passing the written test will be placed in the roster with periodic update of their skills & experience status, and as the need arise, may be invited for interviews for specific openings.   

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

31st of January 2021

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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.

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.
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