Vulnerability and Mapping Officer
Egypt, Cairo
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  • Vulnerability and Mapping Officer (Statistician Fixed Term NOB)
  • 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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    Education :

    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.

    Experience :

    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.

    Languages :

    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)

  • Provides technical guidance for designing and conducting assessments / surveys, including questionnaire, sampling design, analysis plan, data collection, computation, interpretation, and presentation / reporting of results for food security and nutrition surveys and indicators.
  • Conduct food and nutrition security analysis for selected countries using data collected though national household surveys (e.
  • g. household budget surveys, income and expenditure surveys).

  • Conduct statistical analysis of the necessary variables to develop food systems / economy zones, risk zones, and food insecure population / areas in support of WFP operation in the region.
  • Review tools and methodologies used to analyze food and nutrition security in national data collection systems to standardize the WFP’s approach to food security analysis
  • Prepare guidance materials on food security data analysis to set a standard


  • 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.
  • People

  • 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.
  • Performance

  • 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.
  • Partnership

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Explore opportunities for food security analysis to contribute to targeting and monitoring national social safety nets programmes
  • Contribute to development of partnership with national and regional institutions
  • Contribute to other food security related studies to enrich RBC knowledge in key areas that would ultimately enhance WFP’s contribution to food insecure and vulnerable population
  • Participate in food security related coordination forums, Inter Agency forums, working groups, technical meetings and training activities within as well as outside of WFP.
  • Provide expert advice on key food and nutrition security indicators that best describe the vulnerability contexts in the RBC countries including for emerging issues such as urban food insecurity and resilience
  • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
  • Provide food security data analysis training for national statistical agencies in RBC countries, as well as WFP and VAM staff in country offices (COs)

  • VAM analysis is to contribute to national food security policy and strategies, through working in partnership with national statistical agencies in RBC Countries
  • The standard approach to food security analysis using national household data collection system is documented RBC VAM relevant staff are trained to conduct high level statistical analysis
  • Partnerships with national statistical agencies in RBC countries are developed / strengthened
  • Staff from national statistical agencies are sensitized and trained to conduct food security and vulnerability analysis.
  • Lead the collection of primary and secondary data as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    JOB TITLE : VAM Officer (Statistician)


    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


    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.

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