Vulnerability and Mapping Officer (Statistician - Fixed Term NOB)
Organization : UN WFP - World Food Programme
Grade : Junior level, NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
Occupational Groups : Scientist and Researcher
Closing Date : 2019-07-28
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.
Are you passionate about Monitoring & Evaluation and are your keen to apply your knowledge and skills in a humanitarian context and contribute to our mandate of achieving Zero Hunger?
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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Statistics, Data Science, Economics, Food Security, International Affairs, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and / or trainings / courses.
More than five years of working experience with designing and conducting analysis. Experience in poverty or food security data statistical analysis, or analysing national survey data such as household budget surveys, income and expenditure surveys, and demographic and health surveys, will be an advantage.
Knowledge & Skills :
Advance knowledge of statistical analysis software (SPSS, Stata, R) familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey techniques practical knowledge on different types of research design in social research a strong statistical background that will facilitate the use of relatively complex and rigorous analytical methods, including small area estimation, principal components analysis, different sampling strategies, etc.
Fluency in both Spoken and Written Arabic & English Languages.
WFP Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and East Europe (RBC), based in Cairo, contributes and supports the governments in the region to increase food security for vulnerable populations through providing technical supports and guidance to the Country Offices.
Statistics and data analysis are key areas of focus in regional VAM strategy to make progress in food security and vulnerability analysis, nutrition analysis, providing essential guidance for programme targeting, all food security related research, and Early Warning.
A strong statistical capacity in RBC is essential to allow WFP to rapidly respond by providing accurate information and provide support 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).
Against the background, the RBC VAM seeks for an experienced, resourceful, strategic and dynamic professional, who can further explore opportunities in the region and bring a tangible progress in the areas statistical analysis.
The Food Security Analyst will work under the supervision of Head of VAM.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
g. household budget surveys, income and expenditure surveys).
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
changing country or functional priorities.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Strategic Management Utilizes up-
to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and / or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to monitoring and / or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.
Performance Management Demonstrates thorough understanding of WFP’s performance management system and ability to manage resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver complex evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP programmes, processes or policies to WFP monitoring and / or evaluation quality standards.
Qualitative / Quantitative Methodology Applies in-depth understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods and tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or complex evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks.
Technical Communication Able to tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance.
Programme Monitoring and Review Applies programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-
lead Programme Review implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of food assistance activities.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JOB TITLE : VAM Officer (Statistician)
TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT : Fixed Term, NOB
DURATION & START DATE : 12 months, renewable
UNIT / DIVISION : Vulnerability & Mapping (VAM)
DUTY STATION (City, Country) : Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), Cairo, Egypt
REPORT TO (JOB TITLE) : Head of VAM Unit
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
No later than 28th July 2019
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.