Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (13-0013944)
Organisation des Nations Unies(www.un.org)
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill the position of VAM Officer P3 in our Country Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Before intervening in a country, the first priority for WFP is to understand the food security situation of the population. WFP's food security analysis work is commonly known as VAM (Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) and is carried out by over 150 analysts around the world. WFP's unique network of food security analysts works closely with national governments, UN partners and NGOs.
Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Programme Officer (VAM) will be responsible for performing the following functions:
- Manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting and Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (MERVAM) Unit, including supervising 5 staff members and occasional consultants (when and as required).
VAM activities (80%):
- Strengthen WFP knowledge base and understanding of food security and vulnerability issues at the country level, contributing to a better preparedness and response capacity to protect the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities that are risk;
- Ensure the dissemination of such knowledge to inform WFP decision-making as well as contribute to country-level work of government counterparts, civil society organizations, bi-lateral donors and UN agencies;
- Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a food security and vulnerability monitoring system to detect changes in the food security and vulnerability situation of populations at risk;
- Develop information products to support decision-making during the pre intervention period such as contingency planning and emergency needs assessments as well as support operational planning including project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of the WFP Programming Cycle;
- Strengthen the operational capacity of WFP staff to conduct food security assessments and analysis at the Country, Area and Sub-Office levels;
- Lead food security and vulnerability assessments and other (joint) assessments;
- Participate in the design and implementation of WFP programmes with particular emphasis on problem analysis, defining the role of food assistance and providing recommendations on targeting of such assistance along geographic, sectoral or socioeconomic lines;
- Provide technical support and guidance to the establishment and maintenance of project monitoring and evaluation systems to assess changes in the food security and vulnerability status of particular population groups (i.e., beneficiary and non-beneficiaries) so as to inform WFP programming decisions;
- Participate in the analytical work of the UN Country Teams and provide inputs on food security related components of the UN Common Country Assessments (CCA), United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) and Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS);
- Participate and support the broader national level discussions and policy/strategy development for food security, poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
- Provide the WFP Country Office with the necessary GIS and mapping services including: preparation of thematic (i.e., analytical) maps that support country level operational functions of WFP such as logistics;
- Preparation of maps that provide an inventory of local resources and capacities (e.g., infrastructure, personnel, NGO services) that can complement WFP operations. etc.
MER activities (20%):
- Perform general duties of Evaluations Officer
- Perform general duties of Reports Officer
- Roll out and implement the new MER system, guidelines, database, tools
- Perform training for the Country Programme
- Initiate and provide technical support for collaborative research on new food security and nutrition related initiatives (e.g. food and cash transfers, rice fortification, fortified blended foods).
- Advanced university degree in sociology, economics, agriculture, geography, nutrition, rural development and or similar relevant discipline.
- At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area, such as food security or early warning.
- Field experience is required, preferably in SE Asia.
- Background in public health / public health nutrition is strongly desired
- Has a solid understanding of WFP food security analysis and VAM concepts and guidelines.
- Prior experience with food security monitoring systems and emergency assessments is required.
- Has a good understanding of WFP corporate M&E policies and guidelines.
- Has a solid understanding of advanced research methods and analysis
- Ability to work with a wide range of partners (government, UN, NGOs, academic/research institutions, donors, and private sector partners).
- Ability to manage a team of several staff and work with field-based staff on monitoring and assessment activities
- Proficient in statistical analysis and database software (EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA, Excel, etc)
- Proficiency (level C) of English and intermediate knowledge (level B) of another UN official language, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish, or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
- Selected candidates will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
- WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date
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Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/13-0013944
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Deadline for applications: 17 July 2013
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.