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Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Supply Chain
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The OIM & Performance Reports Officer will mainly manage the communication, Information and knowledge management efforts. He/she will coordinate and manage the implementation of effective communication and knowledge sharing strategies for other World Food Programme (WFP) internal and external stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
- The Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
- Support the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
- Support the collation, analysis and communication of the ‘Essential Elements of Information’, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level.
- Actively participate in the testing of and providing feedback on SPR Intelligent Next Generation system features and functions.
- The OIM & Performance Reports Officer will also support the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.
- Collaborate with counterparts internally to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
- Support the enhancement of the capacity of WFP staff and partners to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting, for example through scheduling the delivery of the OIM & PR training on core competencies.
- Support COs or RBs in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
- Provide feedback on activities associated with the Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
- Support the initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR including drafting of OIM & PR related normative guidance, as required.
- Support the assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
- Perform any other duty as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) OIM & Performance Reports Officer job placement should hold a University degree in any of the following disciplines: Communication for Development, Journalism, International Relations, marketing, Public Information or any related field;
- At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in communication, marketing , public information, knowledge management obtained in a reputable organisation;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Excellent written and spoken English;
- Broad knowledge of the full range of communication approaches, tools and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective communication programmes and campaigns;
- Experience with both internal and external communication roles
- Experience working in large, matrixed organisations with multiple stakeholders/reporting lines; a blend of experience in both private and public sector organisations
- Computer literacy i.e. excellent command of MS Office Applications and first-hand experience with on-line content management systems (word press).
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 24th May 2018
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