Data visualisation and Information Management Officer NOA Bureau Pays Niamey
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 (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger in the world. Since 1968, WFP has been working in Niger to support poor women, men, boys and girls. We aim at reaching the Zero Hunger Goal by 2030 by supporting the Government’s efforts on two fronts : saving lives and changing lives.
To save lives, we work in crisis affected areas. We are present in the Lake Chad Basin where the violence instigated by the conflict with Boko Haram has caused the displacement of thousands of people. This crisis has had a negative impact on the stability of the Diffa region, located in the southeast of Niger. Consequently, the local population has become more vulnerable to food insecurity. The situation around the border with Mali is also very volatile and increasingly instable. WFP provides food assistance in these areas to support victims of this conflict, refugees, displaced persons, returnees and host local populations.
To change lives, we work throughout Niger to make people more resilient to shocks, particularly those induced by climate change, which threaten the agricultural production and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Nigeriens. Our package of integrated activities covers nutrition, school canteens and technical assistance for land restoration. WFP purchases part of its food supplies locally and from smallholder farmers in order to revitalize the national and local economy. We focus on capacity building with the government and communities, victims of repeated shocks. People manage to break the vicious circle of poverty and look towards a better future for themselves and their children.
WFP manages the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS). Some regions are far from the capital and more difficult to reach. Thanks to its aircrafts, UNHAS enables all humanitarian personnel working in Niger to quickly and safely reach locations where they have ongoing operations. It enables us to reach vulnerable people even in the most remote areas.
Independent studies have shown that WFP's interventions in Niger are bearing positive effects on the population. These results confirm that our efforts in support of the Government contribute, with the help of our donors, to the development of Niger.
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 1year or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Knowledge & Skills:
• General knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.
• Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs), and report to the Regional/Division/Country Director or the designate. Job holders are required to carry out well-defined activities and straight forward analytical work. They are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.
To support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of standard operating picture of WFP programme portfolio and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation 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 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.
4. 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.
5. Participate in the testing of and providing feedback on SPR Intelligent Next Generation system features and functions.
6. 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.
7. Collaborate with counterparts internally to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
8. 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.
9. Support COs or RBs in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
10. Provide feedback on activities associated with the Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
11. Support the initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR including drafting of OIM & PR related normative guidance, as required.
12. Support the assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
13. Other as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
14. The selected staff must be extremely proficient in online dashboard platforms and data visualization tools, including R, Stata, Tableau, and SPSS.
15. Create online dashboards and other data visualization products to analyze and present data produced by the Country Office, in particular food security assessment data, monitoring data, programme operations (beneficiaries; distributions, tonnages, cash transfers etc.), with a focus on creating products that support decision making and products used for advocacy purposes.
16. Train other WFP staff from the Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) unit in data analysis and use of online dashboards and data visualization tools, including R, Stata, Tableau, and SPSS.
17. Review the RAM unit’s data architecture, to ensure the centralisation and accessibility of data through a variety of products and user-friendly platforms, in line with WFP corporate guidance.
18. Ensure a regular and timely dissemination of data and information generated by the RAM Unit (and where required technical partners) through appropriate channels (including bulletins, technical reports, donor reports, factsheets and interactive data visualisation products) to inform evidence-based decision-making.
19. Ensure that data collected by the RAM unit is managed efficiently at all stages of evidence generation (data collection, management, analysis etc.).
20. Provide advanced analytical and technical support on matters of food security and nutrition analysis and contribute to the quality control of data collected by WFP and partners.
21. Support the roll-out of innovative data collection, management and visualisation tools and methods to ensure timely availability and communication of data collected through assessments and monitoring exercises.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Be extremely proficient in data analysis, online dashboard and data visualization tools, including R, Stata, Tableau, and SPSS.
- Create online dashboards and other data visualization products to analyze and present data produced by the Country Office, in particular food security assessment data, monitoring data, programme operations (beneficiaries; distributions, tonnages, cash transfers etc.), with a focus on creating products that support decision making and products used for advocacy purposes.
- Train other WFP staff from the Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) unit in data analysis and use of online dashboards and data visualization tools, including R, Stata, Tableau, and SPSS.
- Review the RAM unit’s data architecture, to ensure the centralisation and accessibility of data through a variety of products and user-friendly platforms, in line with WFP corporate guidance.
- Ensure a regular and timely dissemination of data and information generated by the RAM Unit (and where required technical partners) through appropriate channels (including bulletins, technical reports, donor reports, factsheets and interactive data visualisation products) to inform evidence-based decision-making.
- Ensure that data collected by the RAM unit is managed efficiently at all stages of evidence generation (data collection, management, analysis etc.).
- Provide advanced analytical and technical support on matters of food security and nutrition analysis and contribute to the quality control of data collected by WFP and partners.
- Support the roll-out of innovative data collection, management and visualisation tools and methods to ensure timely availability and communication of data collected through assessments and monitoring exercises.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WFP offers equal opportunities to all
WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.
WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles
Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Remuneration: The gross salary for this grade varies from 17.902.000 fcfa to 22.431.000 fcfa per annum in addition to which you will be granted an allowance for spouse and dependent children under certain conditions.
Eligibility: This vacancy is open to candidates of Nigerien nationality.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
WFP is an employer of choice for women. We value your contributions and are sensitive to your needs. That is why:
"We work to ensure that you have a work/life balance"
- 6 months maternity leave with full pay.
- breastfeeding breaks of up to 2 hours per day and rooms for nursing mothers.
- Flexible working hours (due to illness of children, spouse, etc.) including telecommuting if necessary.
"We encourage and work to develop your career" through:
- opportunities for growth and development of leadership capabilities.
- training opportunities, capacity building to boost their career.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing date of application: 25 Aout 2023
Applications should be sent only on-line through WFP recruitment website.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you do not hear from us within 2 months, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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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