The Information Management Consultant is one of the core Food Security Cluster (FSC) Coordination team members and plays a vital role in collecting, analyzing 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 utilized in support of the identified response needs
Monitoring of the response against the HRP and other set indicators
The incumbent reports to the Food Security Cluster Coordinator (FSC- C) 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.
The incumbent 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 analyze 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).
The Information Management Consultant will report directly to the Food Security Cluster Coordinator based Buea. In matrix management, He’ll be reported to the Emergency Coordinator based Maroua.
- Mandatory IM products on a regular basis: 5Ws database, Partners Presence Map, Gap Analysis (PiN vs reached), Funding Analysis, Activity Analysis;
- Contact directory and mailing list;
- Assessments repository;
- FSC meeting presentations and minutes;
- FSC country webpage;
- IM annual workplan;
- Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment;
Tasks and responsibilities
- Support the HNO preparation: provide data for FS indicators (based on JIAF); together with FSC-CC, and along with IMWG, analyze 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, analyze 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 (and IPC where applicable) 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 such as EFSA/CFSAM/SMART, IPC);
- 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
- University Degree qualification or equivalent – preferably in Statistics, Economics, Data Management, GIS and other related fields;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management and visualization;
- 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).
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Formal training in Cluster IMO or previous Cluster experience is desirable.
- Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations;