WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
These roles are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs), and report to a more senior VAM or Programme Policy Officer. Job holders operate independently and are involved in operational activities and related analytical work.
To contribute to the 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)
Within delegated authority, the Programme Policy Officer (Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis) will be mainly responsible for conducting food security assessments, generation of knowledge base on socio-economic and food security situation of the country with special focus on nutrition and climate change, and build up/maintain partnership with the key stakeholders on food security and vulnerability issues. The incumbent will specifically perform the following major duties:
Organize and conduct food security, vulnerability assessments in emergency and development context, produce reports and support operational planning.
Coordinate the joint Needs Assessments by the Food Security Cluster (FSC), including drafting of assessment tools, data analysis, drafting and finalization of assessment reports.
Organize and coordinate the FSC Technical Team meetings on assessments, prepare and distribute meeting minutes in due time.
Collect/develop, maintain and analyze information to support emergency preparedness i.e. risk analysis, early warning and contingency planning.
Liaise with FSC members, Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT), other Clusters and LCG DER on any issues related to needs assessment.
Contribute to Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis with the findings from the needs assessment and link the IPC results both Acute and Chronic to the needs assessments.
Support WFP country office food security and vulnerability information management system by maintaining and updating databases of spatial, socioeconomic, nutritional and climate change related data.
Develop information products to strengthen WFP and partners’ knowledge base on food security and impacts of climate change on food security and nutrition. Develop data collection tools, data entry formats and training materials, carry out statistical analysis, archive data collection tools (e.g., questionnaires, etc.) and datasets from previous and ongoing assessments and secondary data sources. Strengthen the operational capacity of WFP country office, sub-offices staff and staff of relevant government institutions and local partners to conduct assessments, analysis and monitoring of food security.
Support Market assessment and market analysis to inform program decisions.
Establish and maintain sound relationships with national and international development partners and government agencies to promote easy exchange of data and information.
Support GIS mapping on food security analysis and geographic area targeting for programming.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Food Security Analysis Demonstrates ability to conduct structured food security analysis—Identify underlying macro and micro factors impacting food security of communities and countries. Provides findings and recommendations for the programmatic response.
Food Security Monitoring Manages the implementation of food security monitoring systems. Investigates any observed anomalies in the datasets and informs program management for operational response.
Technical Specialized Knowledge (e.g., Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.) Provides managerial and technical guidance for designing and conducting analyses, including computation, interpretation, and presentation of results for food security surveys and key indicators (comprehensive food security and vulnerability surveys, food security monitoring, implementing mobile surveys, market analysis, food consumption scores, coping strategies indices. data disaggregation, etc.)
Food Security Assessment Leads all aspects of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings and reporting. Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into operational programmatic response.
Strategic Operational Understanding Demonstrates strong understanding of country operations to participate in response analysis exercises to improve the cohesion between analytical findings and programmatic response. Constructs evidence base underlying technical and policy advice given to stakeholders.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field.
Experience: At least 5 years experience in the relevant field i.e. Food Security, VAM, DRR, Environment, Statistical analysis.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
Software skill: SPSS, STATA, Arc GIS , QGIS
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
This section is optional to describe other duties, skills & knowledge required for the specific job.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• 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.
• Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Contract Type: Fixed-term
Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable
Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality: Bangladeshi only
Monthly Net Salary: NOA (UN Salary scale).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 16 April 2019.