Job Title: Operational Information Management and Reports Officer (Reporting)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Job Summary: The Operational Information Management and Reports Officer (Reporting) will submit timely and quality situation reports on COVID-19 response and strengthen OIM/R systems, processes, procedures and protocols, work across functions, notably with Field and Area Offices, Government Partnerships Unit, Budget and Programming, and Supply Chain and OIM/R national officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the organisation, packaging, utilisation and dissemination of relevant information on WFP COVID-19 response to inform programme design, implementation and presentation to external audiences;
- Coordinate internal reporting requirements inclusive of COVID-19 weekly internal situation reports, monthly country briefs, monthly external situation reports and ad-hoc briefing material;
- Manage the WFP Uganda COVID-19 Knowlegde Hub, collating relevant information and data 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;
- Collaborate with counterparts internally and with other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information;
- Coordinate and submit quality and timely donor reports;
- Lead the preparation of the WFP Uganda Annual Country Report in collaboration with all relevant units and ensure coherence and quality of information.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Operational Information Management and Reports Officer (Reporting) job vacancy must hold an 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.
- At least five years’ experience as an OIM/R officer or in a related functional role.
- In-depth knowledge of WFP processes, systems and OIM/R requirements is a merit.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to external stakeholders and stakeholders within WFP;
- Strong understanding of OIM/R 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;
- Capacity to produce high quality products when working under pressure and with competing deadlines;
- Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- High capacity for organization and cross-functional coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment;
- Ability to adjust own communication style to different internal and external audiences and purposes;
- Ability to lead, motivate and develop less experienced/more junior staff.
- Relationship Management: Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
- Communication Expertise: Collates accurate and timely information in required format (i.e. written or visual communications materials as well as verbally), to facilitate information flows and informed decision making on communications issues.
- Information Analytics, Reporting & Management: Gathers, analyses and reports information in a manner that draws out fact-based insights to inform approach to partner relationships and support substantive discussion with partners. Captures relevant information and progress, and ensures internal information sharing.
- Resource Mobilisation: Analyses relevant technical data and prepares briefs to raise resources for operations, negotiates contributions and keeps donors informed of key policies. Ensures and oversees timely registration of contributions and forecasts, aiming for accuracy and conformity with donors’ documentation and WFP’s rules.
- Business Process Support & Technical Guidance: Provides technical support to other business areas, identifying procedural issues and solutions. Applies understanding to ensure system maintenance and to support the design and implementation of system changes, supporting users and ensuring relevant training and materials are provided as necessary.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 10th September 2020