Integrated Food Security Phase Classification/ Regional Trainer

nairobi cityKE



8 months ago11/11/202312/11/2023

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Tasks And Responsibilities
In particular, the incumbent will undertake the following:

  • Support EA Countries in data preparation including the data matrix for AFI and CFI analyses in ISS.
  • Regularly update the IPC phase classification and population estimation figures database of the EA countries.
  • Regularly update the EA CCLE database and compile the reports for review and further processing.
  • In coordination with IPC EA team, support the organization of CCLE’s travel.
  • Support the logistical planning and organization of the EA Training and Analysis workshops.
  • Facilitate IPC training and analyses upon specific request by the IPC Regional Coordinator.
  • Support data collation and updating of the IPC Global Platform.
  • Update and maintain regional partners’ contacts list.
  • Regularly update the EA Regional dashboard on historical data trend analyses (outcomes and contributing factors).
  • Prepare monthly IPC regional data set and information for the FSNWG monthly presentation and update.
  • On request of IPC Regional Coordinator, represent IPC EA team in some meetings in Kenya (FSNWG, IPC Partners…).
  • Participate in IPC GSU and FAO meetings and workshops, as needed.
  • On request, support EA Countries in preliminary data analysis using statistical packages (SPSS, STATA).
  • Prepare and organize the ISS for analysis including basic GIS mapping (using QGIS and /or ARCGIS software) and revising shape files including for other countries.
  • As required support FAOKE in the implementation/Coordination of IPC activities with the following National Institutions (but not limited to), National Drought Management Authority, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, University of Nairobi.
  • On request, support other activities outside of the EA region.
  • Perform any other assignment required by the IPC Regional Coordinator and FAO Management Support IPC products communication and dissemination.


Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in the field of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Social Science or a related field from a recognized university
  • At least 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 Food Insecurity analysis and statistical analysis; experience in statistics packages such as SPSS or STATA.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in analysing food security related primary data from field surveys; 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
  • Proficiency in quantitative methods and mapping
  • Extent and relevance of experience in food security and IPC analytical systems and frameworks
  • Strong mathematical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyse data.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated ability in statistics and statistical packages like Excel, SPSS, and/or STATA.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting the design and use of food security data collection tools.
  • Practical expertise in food security analysis
  • Excellent report writing skills and communication.
  • Demonstrated ability in organising and facilitating meetings, training workshops and events
  • Background in mapping and infographics is a plus.

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