World Food Programme (WFP)

Operational Information Management and Performance Management Officer

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Job Title: Operational Information Management and Performance Management Officer Contract Type: Special Service Agreements (SSA) Grade: SSA8 Duration: 6 Months Duty Station: El Salvador/San Salvador. ABOUT WFP: 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. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT: This position is based in Country Office El Salvador, and report to the Head of M&E/VAM or the designate. Job holder is required to carry out well-defined activities and straight forward analytical work. Job holder is likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. JOB PURPOSE: 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: Under the overall supervision of Head of M&E/VAM or the designated officer, OIM & Performance reports Officer is expected to perform following duties:
  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. Manage the SPRING platform which is WFP's web-based application to create, review and approve the Annual Country Report (ACR).

  6. Support the preparation of the Annual Country Report (ACR) and the Annual Performance Report (APR) 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. Prepare the following reports according to their delivery frequency: Country Brief, Donor Report, Adhoc Report, Talking points.

  8. Collaborate with counterparts internally to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.

  9. 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.

  10. Support COs or RBs in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).

  11. Provide feedback on activities associated with the Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.

  12. Support the initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR including drafting of OIM & PR related normative guidance, as required.

  13. Support the assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.

  14. Other as required.

MEASURABLE OUTPUTS OF THE WORK ASSIGNMENT:
  • Compilation of country briefs after collection of information from all relevant units

  • Collecting updated information and compiling monthly implementation updates.

  • Support collecting inputs and compiling/reviewing narratives for the Annual Country report

  • Support collecting inputs and developing/reviewing donor reports

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, one year 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: Fluency in English and Spanish Please visit the following website for detailed information on working with WFP: https://www.wfp.org/ Click on: “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations. Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply Deadline for applications: 01 July 2020
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