FIT Pool - Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (VAM) Officer, P4 (All Locations)

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

09/08/2018

Application Deadline

10/08/2018

Address

Fit Pool
Fit Pool
Italy

Description


ABOUT WFP


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. 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. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities, and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000 people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations. Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.


The Future International Talent Pool (FIT Pool) is an entry point for a professional international career with WFP. WFP is looking to build a pool of highly qualified and dynamic talents interested in going to any of our 80 countries in which WFP operates, including hardship duty stations, when the need arises.


A FIT Pool member is placed on the pool for a period up to 2 years during which he/ she is considered with priority each time WFP has a specific need for a Fixed Term International Professional staff member in his/her functional area and level.

For more information: http://www1.wfp.org/fit-pool


JOB PURPOSE


To lead and/or manage the generation of the Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (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)


Provide expert advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and ensure the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.

Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.

Lead/conduct complex food security, nutrition, markets, and resilience analysis and prepare timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of Country strategy, policies and programmes.

Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.

Provide advice and guidance on the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation, and recommendations to enable food assistance needs to be met effectively.

Coordinate and/or provide technical support on global/regional/country initiatives to implement VAM activities.

Lead operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a solid VAM support in both emergency and non-emergency settings.

Manage VAM team, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation, and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.

Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, advocate for appropriate interventions (based on an evidence base), and identify areas for potential collaboration.

Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct food security, nutrition, markets, and resilience analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.

Provide leadership and support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.

Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

Other as required.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency (level C) in both spoken and written English.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree


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