The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at: http://www.wfp.org
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
FSIN Global publications facilitator
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
DUTY STATION (City, Country):
DURATION & STARTING DATE:
6 months, starting on 24 September 2018 (with possible 5-month extension).
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
WFP’s Analysis and Trends Service (OSZA) based in Rome, Italy, hosts the Secretariat of the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) which was launched by FAO, IFPRI and WFP in 2012.
FSIN has three main work streams:
1. Global publications on Food Crises
2. Global Network against Food Crises
3. Resilience Evidence for Decisions in Development Initiative.
The incumbent will facilitate the work stream on global publications on Food Crises. This includes the flagship publication “Global Report on Food Crises”, which is produced in collaboration with 15 organizations, and the regular food security monitoring report to the UN Security Council.
S/He will report to the FSIN Global Coordinator and will work in close collaboration with the FSIN Secretariat team members, WFP Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, FAO and IFPRI, as well as all partners engaged in the FSIN work streams.
The overall responsibility is to ensure the effective production of the FSIN publications on Food Crises in line with FSIN principles and guidelines.
Ensure that all publications, reports and products are timely produced and technically sound; (quality assurance);
Oversee the production of the report (drafting, editing, translating and printing);
Facilitate a multi-stakeholder, consultative and consensus-based process;
Organise and prepare two technical consultations with partners (October and January);
Document the outcomes and decisions of technical consultations and working sessions throughout the process;
Update/refine existing technical guidance related to the main FSIN publications on Food Crises;
Contribute to the elaboration and dissemination of the reports’ outputs and messages, and various communication materials
Contribute to the design and development of a new FSIN website; identify relevant content related to the Global publications of Food Crises work stream;
Perform other tasks as required to support FSIN activities.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
Relevant background and technical materials for the Technical Consultations;
Minutes of work stream meetings;
Report to the UN Security Council, issue #5;
2019 Global Report on Food Crises.
Terms and Conditions:
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Deadline for applications: 10 September 2018
Ref. VA 87503
Qualified 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.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A graduate or post-graduate university degree in food security, economics, statistics, social science, geography, public health, demography or related field
Over five years of professional experience (preferably in an international context) in food security analysis
A proven record of writing technical and non-technical reports
Knowledge & Skills:
Good knowledge of Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and/or Cadre Harmonise;
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
Strong inter-personal and group work facilitation skills;
Strong planning and organising skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, together with flexibility to respond to peaks in activity;
Proactive approach with the ability to give and receive open feedback.
Level of Language Proficiency
Excellent oral and written English;
Intermediate level of French or Spanish would be an asset
Minimum Education Required