Career Opportunities: Senior Information & Knowledge Management Analyst (101226)
Requisition # 101226 – Posted 05/11/2018 – Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Egypt – Cairo – Working Job Language (2) – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
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. 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.
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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.
Minimum 7 years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Sound theoretical understanding of OIM 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.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP.
• Ability to lead, motivate and develop small teams of junior staff.
• Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
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 likely to lead and advise on services for a specific geographical location, for example supporting a specific region, or to operate in a CO where the complexity of meeting food assistance needs is moderate. Job holders may also manage a small team of staff.
The WFP Regional Bureau in Cairo provides strategic and technical guidance to WFP operations in 17 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen
The Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting Section (OIM & PR) plays a key role to provide concise operational information and key strategic insights for both internal & external audiences, including WFP executive management, donors and partners.
Bringing to the table a strategic & analytical mindset, the Senior Information and Knowledge Management Analyst will play an integral role in collating, drafting, and analyzing data to ensure coherent information management across the region and contribute to the effective decision making processes. This also includes providing relevant political and humanitarian analysis, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at the regional level. The incumbent will also promote the effective use of information and the institutionalized management of information and knowledge products (data systems and analysis, policy documents, training materials, internal management procedures and systems etc.).
The successful candidate will translate data into information, information into insight and insight into organizational decisions.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Contribute to the development of systems and tools that support effective OIM, performance reporting and inter-agency information management in line with WFP and UN policies and practices.
- Provide technical advice, governance and oversight to Country Offices on the integration of OIM & PR policies and guidance into established systems to drive the quality, consistency, standardization of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
- Collate and disseminate information from media and local internal and external sources to maximize the exchange of information between units in WFP (Country Office, Regional Bureau and/or HQ), providing operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
- Collate, analyze 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.
- Support implementation of the SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING), leading the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) and Annual Country Report (ACR) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation and logistics functions to ensure consistency and overall quality of information
- Collaborate with counterparts in other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
- Collaborate with counterparts in WFP Divisions, supporting performance of activities and ensuring an aligned and consistent approach to information management, analysis and performance reporting.
- Enhance the capacity of WFP staff, partners and governments to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting through conduct of disaster management simulations and provision of the relevant OIM & PR training.
- Participate as task force/working group member to define Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
- Contribute to the development of OIM & PR related normative guidance as required. Support initiatives for developing improved, streamlined and harmonized OIM & PR.
- Contribute to the development, implementation and assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
- Support the CO in emergencies by overseeing the preparation, organization and support for Operational Task Forces (OTFs) and ensuring accurate reporting and dissemination of decision making to COs, RBs and HQ.
- Other as required.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
- Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
- Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
- Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
- Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
- Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- JOB TITLE: Operations Information Management & Performance Reporting Officer
- TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term/NOC
- DURATION & START DATE: One (1) year renewable – starting ASAP
- UNIT/DIVISION: Programme
- DUTY STATION (City, Country): Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC) , Cairo, Egypt
- REPORTS TO: Regional Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting Officer
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application not later than Sunday, November 25th, 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.