Reporting and Information Management Associate Food Cluster
Over the past five years, socioeconomic conditions in the State of Palestine have deteriorated and a protracted protection and humanitarian crisis has undermined the food security of millions of Palestinians. 1.8 million people are food insecure across Palestine and the aid dependency ratio is increasing. Rising inflation, linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and now also spurred by the Global Food Crisis, has contributed to reductions in the purchasing power of Palestinians and increased food insecurity. For Palestinians engaged in agriculture and herding, climate-related obstacles, including droughts and rising temperatures, increasingly impede productivity.
Building on the strengths of its 2018-2022 country strategic plan, WFP Palestine’s new plan for 2023–2028 will address the needs of Palestinian communities through a humanitarian‑development–peace nexus approach, responding to immediate humanitarian needs and simultaneously addressing longstanding socioeconomic vulnerability.
While food assistance, through cash-based transfers and in-kind food to meet essential needs, remains WFP’s largest activity, this will be complemented by livelihood and resilience building interventions to address issues of poverty and poor labour-force participation, which have been identified as one of the key drivers of poor access to food, and to strengthen resistance to shocks. Nutrition integration will be integrated throughout the programme, to address immediate and underlying causes of micronutrient deficiencies.
WFP Palestine has demonstrated longstanding commitment and contribution to the strengthening of capacity at the national level, through strategic partnerships with various government line ministries, to enhance the consideration of food security, shock-responsiveness and nutrition-sensitivity in national systems, programmes, policies and plans. WFP is engaged in joint programming and implementation with other United Nations agencies. Under the new CSP, WFP is expanding its enabling services – in the form of a CBT platform, CFM, logs sector – to continue supporting the wider humanitarian community to achieve collective outcomes and continue supporting the people we serve.
The Information Management Associate (IMA) is one of the core staff in the Food Cluster (FC) Coordination team 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 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 utilised in support of the identified response needs
- Monitoring of the response against the HRP and other set indicators
- Support the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) preparation: provide data on food security indicators (based on Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework (JIAF)); together with Food C luster Coordinator, and along with Information management working group (IMWG) and UN
Data Working Group , analyse the severity of needs and define people in need (PiN)
- Support the development, together with the Food Cluster Coordinator and in consultation with sector partners, of the coordination of food cluster response plans, strategy, and log frame (e.g., HRP).
- Support food cluster in creating and monitoring HPC online system for project submissions and reporting.
- Proactively gather information from partners and other organizations which may be of use in ensuring informed decision-making processes.
- Develop and maintain database about Food Cluster partners’ activities, analyse and process the data, and share final information and products (dashboards, maps, etc.) with 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 food cluster partners 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.
- 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 food cluster 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 food cluster coordinator with data and information.
- Assist in organizing food cluster meetings and working groups (if applicable).
- Together with the Food Cluster Coordinator, 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
The IMA has dual reporting lines to the WFP head of Communication and to the Food Cluster Coordinator (FCC) and responds to the FC Membership’s needs for information. The FSC IMA 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 Food Security Cluster.
The IMA will 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 analyse data as well as to present information in a way that is easily understood by the food cluster members, and external audience (i.e., graphic means such a mapping but also through tables, charts, and narrative writing).
- Mandatory IM products on a regular basis: 4Ws database, Partners Presence Map, Gap Analysis (PiN vs reached), Funding Analysis, Activity Analysis.
- Contact directory and mailing list.
- Food security sector thematic papers
- Assessment’s repository.
- Food Cluster meeting presentations and minutes.
- Food Cluster country webpage.
- IM annual workplan.
- Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment;
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Education: University Degree-level qualification or equivalent – preferably in Statistics, Economics, Data Management, GIS and other related fields.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management and visualisation;
Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language (read and write) and Arabic (duty station’s language);
Others: Formal training in Cluster IMO or previous Cluster experience is desirable.
This post is on Special Service Agreement for 11 months
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