FAO recruits 01 Information Management Consultant

FAO recruits 01 Information Management Consultant


Buea, Cameroon
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description


Information Management Consultant

Closure Date: 22/Aug/2022, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRCMR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Cameroon-Buea

Duration: 11 months

Post Number: N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, 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 checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Information Management Consultant is one of the core Food Security Cluster (FSC) Coordination team members and plays a vital role in collecting, analyzing 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 utilized in support of the identified response needs

Monitoring of the response against the HRP and other set indicators

The incumbent reports to the Food Security Cluster Coordinator (FSC- C) and responds to the FSC

Membership’s needs for information. The FSC IMO 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 FSC.

The incumbent needs to be able to 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 analyze data as well as to present information in a way that is easily understood by the FSC members, and external audience (i.e. graphic means such a mapping but also through tables, charts, and narrative writing).

Reporting Lines

The Information Management Consultant will report directly to the Food Security Cluster Coordinator based Buea. In matrix management, He’ll be reported to the Emergency Coordinator based Maroua.

Technical Focus

Mandatory IM products on a regular basis: 5Ws database, Partners Presence Map, Gap Analysis (PiN vs reached), Funding Analysis, Activity Analysis;

Contact directory and mailing list;

Assessments repository;

FSC meeting presentations and minutes;

FSC country webpage;

IM annual workplan;

Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment;

Tasks and responsibilities

Support the HNO preparation: provide data for FS indicators (based on JIAF); together with FSC-CC, and along with IMWG, analyze the severity of needs and define PiN

Support the development, together with the FSC-CC and in consultation with sector partners, of the coordination of FSC response plans, strategy and logframe (e.g. HRP);

Support FSC-CC in creating and monitoring FSC HPC online system for project submission;

Proactively gather information from FSC partners and other organizations which may be of use in ensuring informed decision-making processes;

Develop and maintain database about FSC partners’ activities, analyze and process the data, and share final information and products (dashboards, maps, etc.) with FSC 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 FSC partners (and IPC where applicable) 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 such as EFSA/CFSAM/SMART, IPC);

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 FSC 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 FSC-CC with data and information;

Assist in organizing FSC Meetings and working groups (if applicable);

Together with the FSC-CC, 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;


Minimum Requirements

University Degree qualification or equivalent – preferably in Statistics, Economics, Data Management, GIS and other related fields;

Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management and visualization;

Experience in humanitarian context is mandatory and experience in food security -related topics is highly desirable;

Working knowledge of English and knowledge of another official UN language (with working- level proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic desirable).

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills  

Formal training in Cluster IMO or previous Cluster experience is desirable.

Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations;

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

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 

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