UN Job Careers – Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and Prioritization) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)



Job Title:    Vulnerability Analysis and
Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and Prioritization)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:


About WFP:

United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help
communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million
people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the
global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships
necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions,
especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer
(Household Targeting and Prioritization) will actively 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 Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Directly responsible for the management of the Household Targeting
    and Prioritization work stream
  • Complete all stages of the 2019 Vulnerability and Essential Needs
    Assessment, including a second report.
  • Produce a prioritization framework for GFA that is mutually agreed
    between WFP, UNHCR and ATWG members.
  • Perform statistical analysis in support of the production of the GFA
    prioritization framework.
  • Manage the consultations with Assessment Technical Working Group,
    UNHCR, and the Government of Uganda around the GFA prioritization
  • Draft documentation, briefing papers, technical papers, analysis
    reports, presentations and other materials for the targeting and
    prioritization work stream, for internal and external audiences.
  • Support partners, upon request, to target and prioritize and
    beneficiary selection.
  • Provide support to the Crisis Response team and field staff on the
    transition to a targeted provision of assistance
  • Advocate for and follow-up on supplementary data collection and
    analysis required for the profiling project, including new baselines and
    end-line studies, and propose changes to the Food Security Monitoring
    System (as may be necessary to track the food security situation of
    household in different vulnerability categories)
  • Support the AMEL unit to achieve its work plans
  • Perform other duties, as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
    (WFP) Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and
    Prioritization) job vacancy must hold a University degree in one or more
    of the following disciplines: economics, statistics, development studies
    or other field relevant to analytical work related to international
    humanitarian assistance
  • At least three years of relevant experience in managing
    inter-organizational dynamics and food security and livelihoods analysis
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication, in English.
  • Excellent skills in consensus-building, facilitation and
    negotiation, including cross-organizational negotiations.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis and statistical skills, including
    with SPSS. Advanced Excel skills is required.
  • Availability and willingness to conduct frequent field missions as
    required across the country
  • Strong project management skills, self-drive, independence, team
    working skills and inter-personal skills



  • 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.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below




Deadline: 1st October 2020


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