Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting Officer

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WFP recruits a Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting Officer.

About WFP

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Our mission 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.

Why work with us?

This position is based in our Regional Bureau in Dakar (RBD), Senegal. This Regional Bureau covers a broad and very diverse set of countries in West and Central Africa.

RBD provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in 19 countries in the region which is an amazing mix of cultures, people, and diversity.

Organizational context

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs) and report to the Senior Partnerships Advisor (Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships). Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, are likely involved in activities and analytical work of a high complexity and contribute to Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting improvement.

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

Key accountabilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Collate and assist in the 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.
  • Collate, analyse and communicate 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.
  • Contribute to the implementation and further development of the SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING). 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.
  • Collaborate with counterparts internally and with other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
  • Support the enhancement of the capacity of WFP staff and partners to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting through assisting in the delivery of the OIM & PR training on core competencies.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff as required, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Support COs or RBs in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
  • Contribute to identifying Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
  • Support the drafting of, and contribute to, any OIM & PR related normative guidance as required. Contribute to initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR.
  • Support the development, implementation, and assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
  • Other as required.

Standard minimum qualifications and experience

  • 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, 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

  • Specialised 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.
  • Able to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) for National Professional: in English and French language.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2021.

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