Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Reporting Officer

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Application closing date: 10 December 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The current conflict in Yemen has resulted in a wide-spread humanitarian crisis and has left 80 per cent of the population (21.1 million people) in need of assistance.  The impediments on commercial imports to Yemen have led to a severe lack of basic items. Should this situation continue to the point that basic commodities are not imported and therefore not available in the market, the current humanitarian crisis will deteriorate even further.

In order to address the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, the restoration of regular commercial cargo flows into the country is essential.  UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) decided that the Member States shall take necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned. In order to facilitate the unimpeded flow of essential commercial items to Yemen, the UN has been requested by the Government of Yemen to provide a monitoring and inspection service that ensures that commercial cargo entering Yemen’s territorial waters is compliant with UNSCR 2216 (2015).

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has been requested to operationalize and manage a mechanism to oversee the monitoring and inspection services on behalf of the UN and the concerned Member States.

Functional Responsibilities

The Reporting Officer will be based in Djibouti under the direct supervision of the Regional Coordination Officer/Deputy Project Manager and overall supervision of the Project Manager. Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Coordinate inputs to and draft reports related to project activities.
  • Develop appropriate reporting formats to meet all reporting requirements of the Project.
  • Work closely with the Regional Coordination Officer/ Deputy Project Manager to support his reporting functions.
  • Coordinate the finalization of donor reporting with the Partnerships Unit in UNOPS Hub in Amman.
  • Establish a reporting schedule and ensure the timely submission of reports as identified;
  • Provide quality assurance, including data verification, on all reports and information products produced by the project by editing and consolidating all reports prepared by the project;
  • Liaise with Partnerships Unit in the UNOPS Hub in Amman regarding the dissemination of reports and the accuracy of information included in visibility materials and publications;
  • Draft briefing notes, talking points and other correspondence related to the project;
  • Produce and update information products such as maps, charts and info-graphics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline as well as support strategic and operational decision-making
  • Act as a focal point/central instrument for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information relevant to verification, monitoring and inspection activities.
  • Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of datasets related to verification, monitoring and inspection processes,
  • Develop data standards and advise on the application
  • Understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability
  • Conduct other duties as required by the Project Manager.

Functional competencies

Results Orientation: Handles multiple projects/tasks and delivers them; ensures timely and consistent follow up on projects; is efficient and successful in handling time-bound projects; identifies critical factors and focuses energy to achieve them; is aware of self-development and identifies ways to enhance competencies.

Teamwork: Always works with others to accomplish goals/tasks; treats all members of team in a professional manner and with respect; is open to different points of view; communicates with all team members without bias and seeks to address any problems immediately; completes own assignment and monitors self-progress in order to making contribution to team goals; is dependable in times of crisis.

Ability to Analyze: Is fact-based in his/her approach to problem solving; reviews and analyzes information; takes reasoned approach and discusses them with other key players of a balanced view; has a back-up/contingency plan ready for high risk/complex projects; is able to break down complex tasks into manageable parts to achieve completion.

Communication skills: consistently delivers accurate, clear and concise messages in written or oral form; shares information with colleagues.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in political and/or donor reporting, communications, public relations, project development, data Analysis, data visualization and report writing.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
  • Previous reporting experience within the UN system/ diplomatic entity/NGO is desired.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions)


Fluency in written and oral English is required.


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