UN Career Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Information Management and Performance Reporting) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:  Programme Policy Officer (Information Management and Performance Reporting)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

 

Job Summary:  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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Any other duties as required.

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a University degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management Systems, Computer Science, or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field.
  • At least seven years or more of professional 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.
  • 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

 

Competencies:

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.: Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.

 

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Deadline: 27th May 2022

 

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