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IPC Regional Trainer and Data Analyst Job in Nairobi

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No: VA-013-2016
Position Title: IPC Regional Trainer and Data Analyst for East and Central Africa (ECA) – Francophone
Contract Type: International Consultant – COF.REG
Duty Station: Nairobi
Organizational Unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya
Duration: 229 days when actually employed to 30 November 2017
Eligible Candidates: Open To All Nationalities
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be achieved
Background: The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a multi-agency initiative globally led by ten partners (ACF, CARE International, CILSS, and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, FAO, FEWSNET, the Global Food Security Cluster, Oxfam GB, Save the Children and WFP).
The IPC works:
1.) at the global level, through the Global IPC Steering Committee (responsible for the strategic management), the Technical Advisory Committee (responsible for technical developments) and the Global Support Unit (GSU), responsible for the normative development and global coordination of IPC activities);
2.) At the regional level, the IPC is overseen by Support Teams composed of agency food security advisors and linked with existing regional food security networks or entities; and
3.) At country level, inter-ministerial and multi-agency working groups support the introduction and implementation of the IPC by institutionalized Technical Working Groups.
The IPC GSU, through the framework of the Global IPC and regional partnership, is supporting the IPC in ECA as a way to promote improved food insecurity classification that is comparable, evidence based and linked to international standards and informs a broad array of food security interventions.
The IPC GSU in collaboration with RTEA, is recruiting an IPC Regional Trainer and Data Analyst for ECA (Francophone), to provide technical and training support on IPC to countries within the region.
As a member of the decentralized IPC Global Support Unit (GSU), the incumbent shall provide technical training and data analysis support to countries in the region as outlined by the IPC ECA Regional country support work-plan under the direct guidance of the IPC Regional Coordinator, in coordination with the IPC Global Programme Manager (ESA) and the Resilience Coordinator.
Reporting Line: The IPC Regional Trainer and Data Analyst will be part of the FAO Resilience Team for East Africa (RTEA) based in Nairobi.
He/She will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) Kenya, the technical supervision of the IPC Global Programme Manager, Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA), and the direct supervision of the IPC Regional Coordinator (RC) and the Resilience Coordinator.
Specific functions
In particular, the incumbent will undertake the following:
·         Act as the IPC Trainer and Technical Support person to Countries in the region, coordinating and facilitation Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings, ISS trainings and data analysis and data preparation trainings.
·         Support the roll out of IPC Acute and Chronic in countries in close collaboration with the RC, GSU and the country level IPC stakeholders.
·         Support the IPC Chronic training and analyses in the region:
– Work pro-actively with IPC Country Working Groups to ensure ownership and capacity building
– Support data collection, preparation and organization into ISS at country level
– Support training and workshops preparation and organization on Chronic IPC
– Support the development of IPC analyses products, including the communication template
– Support the documentation of lessons learnt
·         Support the IPC Acute training and analyses in the region:
– Work pro-actively with IPC Country Working Groups to ensure ownership and capacity building
– Support data preparation and organization into ISS at country level
– Support training and workshops preparation and organization on ISS on Acute IPC
– Support the development of IPC analyses products, including the communication template
– Support the documentation of lessons learnt
·         Support the IPC Regional Coordinator (RC) with information and data necessary for the organization, and implementation of regional meetings and workshops, (including the FSNWG IPC Regional Technical Working Group).
·         Support the Regional IPC Certification Campaign and IPC Certification Targets, facilitate and track the process for Level 1 and 2 certification and registration among countries within the region and among regional partners.
·         Prepare and maintain a database for IPC activities and their progress in the countries.
·         Support the IPC Regional Coordinator (RC) in the organization, awareness raising mission in the countries in close collaboration with the IPC GSU and IPC Country TWG through the IPC national coordinator/focal point.
·         Support the RC and GSU technical staff with the coordination of the real time and retroactive quality and compliance review of IPC products and strategic engagement plans.
·         Support the RC in the coordination, organization, consolidation and dissemination of IPC lessons learned from in-country IPC activities in collaboration with the Country TWG, the IPC Regional Support Team, and the GSU.
·         Support the RC in the coordination and the implementation of the Strategic Engagement Plan developed by GSU for selected countries.
·         Participate in IPC GSU and FAO meetings and workshops, as needed.
·         Regularly update the IPC Regional Coordinator on work plan progress, informally and formally, briefing on relevant issues and discussions that may arise, seeking guidance and decisions.
·         Undertake other activities, as required and/or requested
Minimum Requirements
·         Master’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Social Science or relevant field
·         5 years of relevant experience in food security information and analysis (agriculture, nutrition, livelihoods, etc.) in East and Central Africa, with sufficient knowledge on IPC Acute and Chronic.
·         At least 5 years work experience with statistical analysis; proficient of statistics packages such as SPSS or STATA.
·         Experience in analyzing food security related primary data from field surveys and knowledge of regional and national food security information and monitoring systems highly desirable.
·         Proven ability to lead technical training and capacity building initiatives.
·         Ability to work well within multi-sector and multi-agency working groups, strong interpersonal and communication skills, writing ability, and oral presentation skills.
·         Fluent in French and working knowledge of English.
·         Proficiency in quantitative methods
How to Apply:
Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.
A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter.
Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.
In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/
In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.
Deadline for Application: 13 November 2016
Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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