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National Information Management Specialist for Food Security Cluster/Sector

Job Overview

Organizational Settings

The Information Management Officer (IMO) is one of the core Food Security Cluster (FSC) Coordination team members and plays a vital role in collecting, analysing, and sharing information that is important for the cluster stakeholders to make informed, evidence based and strategic decisions on:

  • Food security needs and geographic areas of affected populations
  • Location and activity of Food Security actors
  • Key gaps in activity/program coverage and response overlaps
  • Existing capacity (human, material, financial) to be utilised in support of the identified response needs
  • Monitoring of the response against the HRP and other set indicators

Reporting Lines

The IMO reports to the Representative/Deputy Representative and works in close coordination with the Food Security Cluster Coordinator (FSC-CC) and responds to the FSC Membership’s needs for information. The FSC IMO is responsible for the day to day management of the FSC IM Tool, under the technical guidance and support of the IM team at the Global FSC.

 

Technical Focus 

The IMO needs to be able to liaise and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and acts as a ‘bridge’ between food security decision makers and technical information management (IM) staff.

Fundamental to the job is the ability to design (and/or adapt) the right tools to collect and analyse data as well as to present information in a way that is easily understood by the FSC members, and external audience (i.e. graphic means such a mapping but also through tables, charts, and narrative writing).

 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the HNO preparation: provide data for FS indicators (based on JIAF); together with FSC-CC, and along with IMWG, analyse the severity of needs and define PiN
  • Support the development, together with the FSC-CC and in consultation with sector partners, of the coordination of FSC response plans, strategy and logframe (e.g. HRP);
  • Support FSC-CC in creating and monitoring FSC HPC online system for project submission;
  • Proactively gather information from FSC partners and other organizations which may be of use in ensuring informed decision-making processes;
  • Develop and maintain database about FSC partners’ activities, analyse and process the data, and share final information and products (dashboards, maps, etc.) with FSC partners. Ensure that data is collected and presented in a way consistent with the FSC objectives
  • Ensure financial monitoring for cluster response activities (check OCHA FTS);
  • Conduct secondary data review, compile an inventory of available assessments and provide FSC partners  with a list of available information/data with respective sources on a regular basis (e.g. common Cluster / Sector data sets, including population data disaggregated by age and sex, assessments and other surveys;
  • Create and maintain Contact directories and mailing lists;
  • Maintain updated gFSC country and the FSC Humanitarian Response webpages with all relevant material;
  • Conduct capacity building for FSC partners on IM (e.g. on monitoring / reporting formats, project submission, excel use);
  • Contribute to the development of reports (Sitreps, Bulletins, newsletters) by providing the FSC-CC with data and information;
  • Assist in organizing FSC Meetings and working groups (if applicable);
  • Together with the FSC-CC, support gFSC initiatives, e.g. CCPM (Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring), global cluster annual overview, global dashboards, etc.;
  • Liaise with OCHA and IM Focal Points in other clusters, and attend IM Working Group meetings or other relevant WG meetings – share information as appropriate;

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree-level qualification or equivalent – preferably in Statistics, Economics, Data Management, GIS and other related fields;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in data management and visualisation;
  • Experience in humanitarian context is mandatory and experience in food security -related topics is highly desirable;
  • Working knowledge of English and knowledge of another official UN language (with working-level proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic desirable).
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations;
  • Formal training in Cluster IMO or previous Cluster experience is desirable.
  • National of Iraq.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

Selection Criteria

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in using advanced Excel
  • Knowledge of data visualization and mapping: ability to collect and organize data for map production, map production (using ArcGIS, QGIS, or any other mapping tools)
  • Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs.
  • Ability to maintain and manage website content for the cluster.
  • Data storage and file management expertise.

 

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Data analysis using statistical software
  • Assessment, Survey, and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Information Technology
  • Control of working language in country of deployment

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

 

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
  • Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]

 

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