World Food Programme (WFP)

Operational Information Management & Performance Report Officer

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

Post Title: Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) Officer NOB Location: Yaoundé Duration: 12 months Contract Type: Fixed-Term 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. Job purpose: Support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities in the Cameroon Country Office, 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 ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
  1. Support the Cameroon Country Office 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 local internal and external sources including the media to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow within the CO and provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.

  3. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Support the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise using the corporate reporting platform, SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING), in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.

  2. Collaborate with counterparts internally and with other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.

  1. 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.

  1. Guide and supervise more junior staff as required, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.

  1. Support the L2 emergency response by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).

  1. Other as required.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES Purpose
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations and is able to communicate this link to others.

People
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence and develop and improve individual skills.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance
  • Deliver practical, sustainable solutions to achieve WFP's Mission

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership
  • Lead across boundaries to deliver the best for our beneficiaries

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  • be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
  • 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 analyze 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; Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialized 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.

  • Experience in implementing food security and nutrition programmes, providing input into designing operations and providing input into policy discussions and decisions. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing the area of work.

QUALIFICATIONS Completion of secondary school 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. DESIRED WORKING EXPERIENCE FOR THE ROLE 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.

LANGUAGES
  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline: July 1st, 2020 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.
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