Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017
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.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents one of the largest, most complex humanitarian crises in the world. During the last decade over 5.4 million people have died from violence in the East because of conflict, disease and malnutrition.
Large displacement movements due to recurrent regional conflicts have been occurring in DRC for the past 10-15 years. As a result of the recent crises in the Tanganyika province and the Kasais region, OCHA estimates that there are over 3.8 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in DRC, making it the country with the highest number of IDPs in Africa.
The latest Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification (IPC, June 2017) identified some 7.7 million people in acute food security and livelihood crisis.
The escalation of the conflict in the greater Kasai region of DRC has caused widespread displacement, loss of livelihoods, and the destruction of household assets, agricultural land and community infrastructure. An estimated 2.4m people have been directly affected by the conflict, with an estimated 1.4m people internally displaced and 33,000 people recorded to have fled to neighbouring Angola, as refugees. According to the June 2017 IPC analysis, an estimated 2.8 million in the Kasai region are categorized as being in IPC Phase 3 and 4. Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) results from a September 2017 indicate that an estimated 3.2m people are food insecure in the greater Kasai region
In the last few years, because of on-going crisis in neighboring Central African Republic, South Sudan and Burundi, there has been a regular influx of refugees in the northern and Eastern parts of the DRC exacerbating the fragility of those impoverished communities.
National capacity to respond to the multiple crises in the country is limited and the deep-rooted and widespread poverty and lack of infrastructure are all compounding factors of food insecurity in DRC.
Type of contract: Consultant
Duration: 6 months
Duty station: Kinshasa
Posting date: 08 November 2017
Closing date: 22 November 2017
To lead, oversee and coordinate all Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities contributing to the establishment and presentation of standard and consistent operating picture of WFP operations and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Sound theoretical understanding of OIM concepts and principals with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. At least intermediate knowledge (level B) French language.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
22 November 2017
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