Vacancy Announcement No: 73661
|Job Title:||Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Information Manager|
|Type of Contract:||Fixed Term|
|No. of Post:||1|
|Closing Date:||22 Jan 2018|
The United Nations World Food Programme 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.
WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.
The nutrition situation in Sudan is characterized by persistently high prevalence of both acute and chronic malnutrition with little changes observed in the past two decades. Currently, Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) stands at 16.4% nationally while stunting is estimated at 38% among children aged 6 to 59 months. Anecdotal evidences suggest that micro-nutrient deficiencies are wide spread - only 9.5% of households in Sudan consume iodized salt and the coverage of vitamin A supplementation is only 60.5% among children aged 12-23 months1. Available data suggests that age inappropriate feeding practices, poor quality and quantity of complementary food and high prevalence of communicable disease are key contributing factors.
Purpose of Assignment
The incumbent, under the supervision of the Head of the Nutrition Unit and in close collaboration with relevant programme units (M&E, VAM) will be responsible for management of all of the Nutrition Unit’s data files and information and regularly undertake appropriate analysis and reporting of WFP’s nutrition data for consumption at different levels – technical, management and external.
Specific tasks and responsibilities
1. Maintain, organize, and optimize the data files related to WFP nutrition operation in Sudan
Standard Minimum Academic Qualifications
Education: Advanced University degree computer sciences, data management, sociology, performance management, social development, development economics or a related discipline relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with five additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and Arabic. Good English written skills and ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in oral and written.
• At least 3 years of post-graduate relevant professional experience, or 5 years of post-graduate relevant professional experience in lieu of an Advanced degree.
• Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite) and knowledge of SPSS is required.
Desirable Experiences and Competencies:
• Specific experience in database management and more broadly information management in humanitarian setting, academia, or private sector will be highly regarded.
• Knowledge of other statistical packages will be considered. Knowledge of mapping software (e.g. ArcGIS) as well as knowledge of web-based data design and management system would be a critical advantage.
• Strong analytical skills, ability to work under minimum supervision, attention to details and a drive for accuracy in the information produced, client oriented attitude are the core qualities the incumbent will possess.
• Dynamic, and enthusiastic with the ability to think outside the box.
• Ability to work independently and as part of the team, and work effectively with co-workers, partner agencies and the government.
Terms and Conditions
This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
WFP has zero tolerance for fruad & corruption, sexual exploitation and discrimination.
Deadline for Applications
Applicants are required to create their personal account and fill in the profile form with his/her personal details in WFP Career Web-Site through the links provided below.
External applicants - Interested external applicants can apply on WFP Career Site: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
Internal Applicants - Intereseted internal applicants can apply through the E-Recruitment tool: Learning Management System: www.newgo.wfp.org
Applicants may apply using LinkedIn profile (if available).
Qualified female applicants 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.