Programme Policy Officer (Information Management, Food Security Cluster)

Kiev | Kiev

United Nations World food programme

External VAcancy Announcement




Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Information Management Officer, Food Security Cluster)

Contract: Service Contract, level 8 (SC8)

Duty Station: Kiev, Ukraine

Duration: Six months (extendable)

Under the overall supervision of the WFP Head of Office in Ukraine and under the direct supervision of the Food Security Cluster Coordinator, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

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

· the needs of affected populations;

· the prioritization of these areas according to Food Security indicators;

· where there is a need for Food Security actors and to what degree;

· what are the key gaps in activity and need;

· what capacity (human, material, financial) exists to be used in support of the identified prioritized response needs.

The Programme Officer - Information Management Officer therefore supports the Food Security Cluster Coordinator by providing the cluster with the data and information it requires to make programmatic decisions.

As such, the Programme Officer - Information Management Officer needs to be able to liaise and communicate with many different types of people and agencies and act as a ‘bridge’ between Food Security decision makers and other technical Information Management Staff.

Fundamental to the job is the ability to present information in a way that is easily understood by the cluster members. Sometimes this is through graphic means such a mapping but also through tables, charts, and narrative writing. Other times it involves discussing the information directly with the decision makers to make important interpretations on the findings.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

· Report to the Food Security Cluster Coordinator and respond to the Cluster Membership’s needs for information;

· Provide IM services to cluster for key decision making. These activities will include data collection, cleaning, collation, analysis, dissemination processes relevant to the needs of the cluster. This may require building additional and appropriate capacity through the training of additional staff and managing, organizing, and conducting these activities;

· Proactively gathering of information from other clusters/organizations/military which may be of use to the Food Security Cluster for informing decisions, including movement of population, potential camp locations, road networks;

· As appropriate, assist in the design of Food Security data collection forms, ensuring that the purpose and use of all data collected is clear, questions are simple, clear, collectable and easily collatable, highlighting where potential problems might arise; organize and manage the data input and initial analysis and presentation of data for the Food Security cluster;

· Create contact directories of Food Security humanitarian partners;

· Who does What Where When (4W) database and derivative products, such as maps;

· Needs and gap identification for the sector; facilitating and agreeing boundaries /benchmarks to enable prioritisation within the sector;

· Inventory of relevant common Cluster / Sector data sets, including population data disaggregated by age, sex and diversity;

· Development of simple, user-friendly emergency Food Security monitoring reporting formats in consultation with the local authorities, providers of Food Security assistance and other key stakeholders;

· Data on the humanitarian requirements and contributions ( financial, material, human – as appropriate);

· Maps of 4Ws, Food Security Gaps per location;

· Mapping of Food Security resources, needs and gaps as requested (support may be available by OCHA);

· Liaise with OCHA and IM Focal Points in other clusters – share information as appropriate and identify and gather information from other clusters which can inform Food Security response and preparedness decisions;

· Website management;

· Any other tasks that may be required (within reason) to achieve the objective of this assignment.

Qualifications and Competencies:

· Degree-level qualification or equivalent. Preferably, the degree should be in a relevant field or discipline such as Agriculture, geographic sciences, humanitarian affairs, political science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or Communications although experience can replace qualifications.

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience – experience in the field context is preferred.

· Willingness and ability to work in often stressful time-critical situations.

· Fluency in English and Russian languages (Level C).

· Cultural and Gender awareness and sensitivity.

Technical Skill sets

Essential Technical Skills:

· Strong knowledge of Excel and preferably MS Access or other databases.

· Understanding of GIS/Cartographic outputs and ability to collect and organize data to support their production (potentially to be produced by others).

· Knowledge of data visualization tools (such as Adobe Illustrator).

· Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs.

Other Technical Skills that are considered desirable:

· Ability to maintain and manage website content for the cluster.

· Data storage and file management expertise.

· Assessment, Survey, and Monitoring and Evaluation expertise.

· Communications and technical writing using both graphic and narrative presentations.

· Information Technology and networking skills.

· Knowledge of Visual Basic/macros a plus.

Application Instructions:

· Interested applicants must submit an English version of updated Curriculum Vitae. Applications should be forwarded on the following email address

· Applicants should clearly indicate the position title and vacancy announcement number (WFP/09/2016) in the email subject line.

· Please note that WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. This vacancy is open to nationals of Ukraine and any applicant with a residency/work permit.

· Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Kiev | Kiev
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-13

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