FAO recruits 01 Data Entry Specialist

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Job Description:  2201183 Data Entry Specialist
Closure Date: 13/May/2022, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: SFSJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: South Africa-JohannesburgDuration: 11 MonthsPost Number: N/A
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentialityFAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization. Organizational SettingThe Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a global, multi-partner innovative initiative to facilitate decision-making with improved food security analysis. The IPC is a set of tools and protocols for classifying the severity and nature of food insecurity that integrates food security, nutrition, and livelihood information into a clear statement about the nature and severity of food insecurity and implications for response. IPC incorporates a meta-analytical approach drawing on evidence-based analysis that includes a broad range of data sets and stakeholders. This global initiative is governed and strategically guided by fifte en major food security and nutrition agencies: Action Against Hunger, Care International, Comité Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC), Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), FAO, Food Security Cluster, Global Nutrition Cluster, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Oxfam, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Save the Children, Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), UNICEF and WFP. The IPC Global Support Unit (GSU), hosted within ESA, is the operational arm of the SC and is responsible for the coordination of IPC normative development, IPC global standards on quality and compliance, as well as the global coordination of capacity building support to IPC activities worldwide.

Reporting LinesThe Data Entry Specialist reports to the IPC Technical Development Team Leader.

Technical FocusThe incumbent will be responsible for data management, analysis, and other tasks as defined by the Technical Development Team Leader. The incumbent will undertake the following activities with guidance and supervision from the Technical Development Team Leader and the Senior Information System Advisor.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  The Data Entry Specialist will undertake the following duties;•    Data Entry and Management•    Assess data sources, quality, frequency, and reliability•    Establish a general data entry strategy with work plans, protocols, and timeline•    Organize and enter data into IPC digital platforms using standard tools•    Recommend new/improved methods of data acquisition and entry•    Maintain task definitions in Project Management Tool•    Establish data set organization and maintain/update as required
Attain IPC Level 1 certification•    Based on opportunities as they arise, participate in IPC Level 1 training and IPC in-country analysis exercises.
•    Attend to training and analysis sites as possible.•    Following attendance at these events, draft short reports based on the experience, including recommendations for improvements.•    Regularly update the IPC Technical Development Coordinator and IMS Advisor on work plan progress, informally andformally, briefing on relevant issues and discussions that may arise, seeking guidance and decisions as necessary. Undertake other related tasks of GSU as needed and requested by the IPC Technical Development Coordinator
Minimum Requirements•    University degree in science, social science software engineering, computer science or related subjects 
•    Working knowledge (Level C) of English. •    At least 2 years of data entry or related office Experience.•    National of South Africa
FAO Core Competencies•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork•    Communication•    Building Effective Relationships•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills •    Knowledge of statistical software, such as SPSS, R, STATA
•    Strong computer skills •    Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment•    Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;•    Ability to perform repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy•    Strong written and verbal communication skills. Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO 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:
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:
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
HOW TO APPLY• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at 
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications• Incomplete applications will not be considered• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:


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