Nutrition Information Management Officer (NIMO),World Vision Canada

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Reports to : WVC Emergency Nutrition Specialist/National Nutrition ClusterCoordinator
Supports : National & Sub-national cluster coordinators as well as nutrition
cluster partners and responsibilities/activities in Information Management.
Duty Station : Home based position with frequent travel to the field (50% of time)
Duration : 7 months (September 2019 – March 2020)

Please email your resume and cover letter with subject line “Nutrition Information Management Officer (NIMO), WVC”

Contact person

Antony Peter:Antony_peter@worldvision.ca

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Background:
The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in
international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour
among organisations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the
different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian
community better organised and more accountable and professional, and be a better
partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society
and resourcing partners
The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), a body of UNICEF, is establishing a Rapid
Response Team (RRT). The purpose of the RRT is to increase the capacity of the GNC
to support cluster coordination and information management functions to ensure timely
and appropriate coordination and information management support in humanitarian
situations.
The GNC RRT shall include a Nutrition Information Management Officer (NIMO), who
must work closely with other clusters, RRT members, and national authorities, regional
UNICEF and is responsible for facilitating and guiding the cluster and cluster lead
agency towards a reliable and predictable response through the provision of evidence
based strategic and operational information.
World Vision Canada (“WVC”) is participating in the GNC’s RRT by engaging a NIMO in
order achieve:
• A strengthened capacity of the GNC to support national cluster coordination
and information management.
• A strengthened country level cluster response in L3 and other humanitarian
situations through the timely deployment of trained RRT Nutrition Information
Management Officer (“NIMO”).
• A Strengthened understanding on the cluster approach and cluster activities
within WVC and the World Vision organization. This includes contributing to
World Vision nutrition information management systems and processes.

On behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator and the Cluster-lead agency (CLA) as
the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster and in collaboration with the Ministry of
Health, the Information Management Officer (IMO) will work with the Nutrition Cluster
Coordinator and partners to ensure cluster performs its core functions as described in the
IASC Cluster Coordination Reference Module, IASC, July 2015 and these core functions
are as follow:
• Supporting service delivery
• Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian
response
• Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
• Advocacy
• Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results;
recommending corrective action where necessary
• Build national capacity for contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent
disasters whenever feasible and relevant.
• Accountability to affected population.
1.1 WVC is engaging the Contractor as a NIMO to work on its behalf within the GNC. As
NIMO will be deployed to support the establishment of the Nutrition Cluster in the
early stages of an emergency response or to support specific Nutrition Cluster
Coordination needs in on-going emergencies.
1.2 WVC expects that the Contractor in his/her role of NIMO shall divide his/her time as
follows:
a. 50%t will be spent on deployment to support country-level Nutrition Clusters;
b. 25% dedicated to supporting GNC operations with periodic visits to Geneva, and
c. 25% focused on supporting nutrition cluster activities and nutrition information
management within WVC and its affiliates.
1.3 The Contractor, when deployed to a country to support the establishment of the
Nutrition Cluster, in the early stages of an emergency or to support Nutrition Cluster
needs in on-going emergencies, shall:
a. Develop standard operating procedures with the cluster partners for collecting
and processing data to produce regular reports on sector needs, capacity gaps
and impact of response.
b. Provide information management services to cluster for key decision making.
c. ensure that emergency preparedness and early recovery activities are
adequately incorporated in response strategies.

d. Ensure full integration of the IASC’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely
HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment; integrating participatory and
community-based approaches into information management system.
e. Support communication channels with all nutrition cluster stakeholders.
f. Support needs assessment and analysis of nutritional situation and vulnerability,
including initial rapid assessments and SMART surveys
g. Promote and support training and capacity building/development of cluster
partners, in use of nutrition information system
h. Liaise with OCHA and other clusters to exchange and analyse relevant
information.
i. Ensure knowledge management information sharing, including identifying,
documenting and sharing knowledge and experiences.
j. In consultation with Cluster partners and State/Sub-national Focal Points,
State/Sub-national Cluster Coordinators/Co-coordinators (if applicable), identify
key humanitarian IM products, develop/adapt templates for collecting this
information, support the cluster and the cluster partners in producing a
consolidated IM product in a periodical manner.
k. Support OCHA & Cluster coordination team in conducting the mapping of all
current and potential actors– government, national and international humanitarian
organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector through provision
of regular inputs/updates to on the clusters 3/4/5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When
and for Whom) matrix, cluster priority response matrix and other tools;
1.4 The Contractor in his/her role as NIMO shall work with the GNC and RRT members
to:
a. Strengthen the global coordination mechanism of nutrition in emergency
response for the GNC.
b. Improve the Global Nutrition Cluster based response to rapid onset emergencies
and encourage inter-cluster coordination through the deployment of a RRT
member in-country.
c. Ensure that emergency preparedness and early recovery activities are
adequately incorporated in response strategies.
d. compile inventories of needs and response that lead to a repeatable situational
analysis of program gaps.
e. Share information and reduce duplication through technical standards

f. Provide technical support to on-going responses and preparedness activities for
National Nutrition Clusters/Sectors
g. Participate in training of Information Management staff
h. Contribute to a review, refinement and promotion of procedures, tools and
approaches adopted by GNC Partners
1.5 When working with WVC and the World Vision organization the Contractor shall use
his/her knowledge and experience as NIMO to:
a. Strengthen the understanding of WVC staff on the cluster approach, and help
ensure mainstreaming of cluster engagement within WVC.
b. Strengthen the skill and knowledge of the staff of World Vision in cluster
approach and Nutrition in Emergency (“NiE”).
c. Support NiE technical work (e.g. capacity building, technical briefs).
d. Support Nutrition Information Management.
e. Provide on-going orientation sessions on the cluster approach and cluster
engagement to all levels of WV staff (national, regional, global)
World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages participation from companies that
employ people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates
taking part in all aspects of the service/goods delivery to World Vision Canada.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English / French and any other another UN language preferred.
Competency Profile
Core Competencies:
• Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components
and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
• Understands, uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed
as part of Humanitarian Reform
• Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles -

https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/OOMhumanitarianprinciples_

eng_June12.pdf
• Demonstrates commitment to Principles of Partnership -

http://www.globalhumanitarianplatform.org/doc00003804.doc

 

• Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to
reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates
leadership where required
• Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritised and
aligned within an agreed strategy
• Demonstrates commitment to the cluster and independence from employing
organisation
• Builds, motivates and leads information management team
• Delivers optimal within defined resource parameters, correctly applies knowledge
of specialized disciplines, anticipates and prepares response to changing needs
of the relevant organizational unit, delivers on set objectives in hardship
situations;
• Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners, works
effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader
community to advance country or regional objectives.
Technical Competencies:
• Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be
able to engage with cluster participants and understand their cluster-specific
information management needs
• Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access or other databases (e.g. pivot
tables and functions);
• Proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, analyzing
diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts,
graphs and reports;
• Knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s
Humanitarian Response platform);
• Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo,
QGIS, Adobe creative suite for mapping
• Knowledge and skills in software development are an asset
Education and Professional Background:
• A completed Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution preferably
in Nutrition, Global Health, Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences or any
discipline related to Information Management from an accredited academic
institution or equal experience;
• Knowledge of cluster approach, UN System, and NGO humanitarian community
• Relevant training in on Information Management.

 

Please email your resume and cover letter with subject line “Nutrition Information Management Officer (NIMO), WVC”

Contact person

Antony Peter:Antony_peter@worldvision.ca

 

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