Avis de recrutement: National consultant - Information Manager

Avis de recrutement: National consultant - Information Manager

Organizational Unit: FRCMR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Cameroon-Buea
Duration: 4 months
Post Number: N/A

Organizational Setting

The liaison and Partnership office of FAO Cameroon, is in charge of elaborating, promoting, supervising, and executing agreed upon strategies to attain prioritised objectives in matters of food, nutrition, agriculture, and rural development

The information manager of the Food Security Cluster (FSC) would work closely in North West and South West (NWSW) regions of Cameroon. The objective of the Food Security Cluster is to ensure a timely, coherent and effective food security response by mobilizing stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis.

Reporting Lines

The Information Manager will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cameroon and the technical guidance of the Food Security Cluster Coordinator. He/she will work impartially with all members of the Cluster and its sub-components, and will serve and represent the group as a whole, and not as an agency officer.

Technical Focus

The Information Manager is one of the core 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 of affected populations
  • Prioritization of these areas according to Food Security indicators
  • Where there is a need for Food Security actors and to what degree
  • Key gaps in activities and needs
  • What capacity (human, material, financial) exists to support the identified and prioritized response needs
The Information Manager supports the FSC Coordinator by collecting and analysing raw data, and presenting it through high quality information products designed to assist analysis, programmatic decision-making and action regarding aspects of a humanitarian crises. Fundamental to the job is the ability to present information in a format that is easy to understand by cluster members and conveys knowledge that can be applied to action. Often this is through graphic means such a mapping and dashboards, but also through tables, charts, bulletins and narrative writing. The IM may also disseminate information by discussing the information directly with the decision makers. The IM 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 technical information management (IM) staff. The position requires willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, under stressful and time-critical circumstances.

Tasks and responsibilities

The IM will:
  • Provide Data collection and information analysis;
  • Establish, collect information for and maintain Who does What Where When and to Whom (5W) excel database/FSC Information Management Tool;
  • Provision of IM services including data collection, entry, cleaning, collation and analysis.
  • Conduct inventory of and identify relevant FSC data sets, including population data disaggregated by age and sex;
  • Collect data on the humanitarian requirements and contributions (i.e. financial, material, human, as appropriate).
  • Identify secondary data and information resources to compliment FSC inputs;
  • As appropriate, design Food Security data collection forms, ensuring the purpose and use of data collected is clear, inclusion of straightforward questions and highlighting where potential problems might arise. Organize and manage the data input, analysis and presentation of data for the FSC;
  • Respond to inter-agency information requests (i.e. 5W, situation reports) and engage with inter-agency processes.
  • Based on collected data, identify gaps and duplications of assistance and produce gap analysis and partner capacity maps as needed using ArcGIS software
  • Prepare and disseminate information products that give humanitarian partners access to essential information;
  • Develop simple, user-friendly emergency Food Security monitoring reporting formats in consultation with the local authorities, providers of Food Security assistance and other key stakeholders;
  • Build additional and appropriate IM capacity through the training of additional staff and managing, organizing, and conducting capacity building activities;
Other tasks:
  • Assist in organizing and following up with FSC Meetings (including preparing and disseminating meeting minutes)
  • Create, manage and maintain contact directories and mailing lists of FSC partners, and disseminate information through e-mail as needed.
  • Ensure the FSC country webpage on the FSC website is kept up to date by uploading key contact information, news, events, links and documents.
  • Any other tasks that may be required (within reason) to achieve the objective of this assignment.

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree/ University degree/technical diploma/high school diploma in information management, GIS, Geography or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience – preferably in humanitarian and/or emergency context, experience in developing dynamic web-based mapping and data representation, Experience in working with NWSW regions of Cameroon
  • Be of Cameroonian Nationality
  • Working knowledge of English, knowledge of French will be a valuable asset.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in using advanced Excel and data analysis software, including proficiency with databases.
  • Understanding of GIS/Cartographic outputs and ability to collect and organize data to support their production (potentially to be produced by others).
  • Ability to present information in understandable maps, tables, charts and graphs.
Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to work productively and harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds in a team environment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Working knowledge in English and French is an advantage
  • Bilingual (English or French)
  • Writing capacity
  • Dynamic and result oriented
  • 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, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • 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 other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

Closure Date: 30/Apr/2021, 10:59:00 PM

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