To contribute to the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.
g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Depending on your experience level and expertise areas, you will be involved to a greater or lesser degree in work related, but not limited, to the following :
Development of VAM projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
Development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
Development of food security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies and programmes.
Coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
Liaising with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
Capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND LANGUAGES
Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health / Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or training / courses.
Years of relevant professional experience :
Junior Consultancy : One to three years of relevant professional experience.
Level I Consultancy : Three to five years of relevant professional experience.
Level II Consultancy : Six to ten years of relevant professional experience.
Fluency (level C) in English language.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Spanish or French are highly desirable.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Professional experience, mastery, or knowledge is desired (but not required) in one or several of the following areas :
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis.
Developed practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
Humanitarian assistance and / or development work of the United Nations, or other international governmental or non-governmental organisations.