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
NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS
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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Operational Information Management and Reports Officer (Information Management and GDT Analyst) SC8 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.
This job is found in the WFP Uganda Country Office. The incumbent will work with minimum supervision and will be heavily involved in activities and analytical work of a high complexity, and will contribute to Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting Improvement.
To submit timely and quality situation reports on COVID-19 response and strengthen OIM/R systems, processes, procedures and protocols,work across functions, notably with Field and Area Offices, Government Partnerships Unit, Budget and Programming, and Supply Chain and OIM/R national officer.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Management of the Operational Information Management function
Improve information flows and knowledge management within the organization in line with WFP Uganda’s needs and priorities across functions at CO, AO and FO level;
Establish and maintain systems (and platforms and procedures) to facilitate the work of producers and consumers of data, information, and knowledge, including acting as the bridge to ICT to develop and maintain information and knowledge management platforms;
Establish and maintain the Integrated Food Security and Program Performance Information Management System, connecting all relevant information streams in the AMEL unit and beyond;
Manage the WFP Uganda Knowledge Hub, collating relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximise the exchange of information flow between functional area networks in WFP;
Liaison with ICT Unit to ensure that IM systems are running on a safe, secure and robust platform and the backup of the database is done regularly and an appropriate disaster recovery mechanism is in place;
Lead the implementation of OIM/Reporting SOP, identifying each unit’s role and responsibilities with clear deadlines and products (accessing corporate systems such as COMET, LESS, WINGS, etc.);
Routinely survey internal users across the operation to determine challenges and opportunities related to information and knowledge management and identify and implement appropriate solutions;
Support external communications, including by maintaining mailing lists;
Enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partners to effectively manage operational information and reporting through the provision of the relevant OIM/R training;
Provide timely feedback to Area and Field-offices and partners on reports;
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Management or related discipline, from a recognized University or Institution.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
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.
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.
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.
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.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Two years working experience of performing complex quantitative data analysis and visualization
Experience with big data analytics and establishing advanced information management platforms is a merit.
Knowledge of big data analytics tool (Palantir), databases tools (MS Access, PHP, SQL), visualization (Tableau) is a merit.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Thursday, 10th September 2020
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.
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…