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Recruitment: Apply For UN WFP Recruitment 2022

Recruitment: Apply For UN World Food Programme Recruitment 2022

Recruitment, apply for United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recruitment 2022 below.

Gatekeepers News reports that UN World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP works worldwide every day 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.

UN WFP is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping Officer (Data Scientist)

Requisition ID:159181
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed Term

Job Purpose

  • To 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 Accountabilities (Not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans, and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
  • Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.
  • Support the development of food security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of 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.
  • Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness, and efficiency and highlighting potential risks to project delivery.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and the national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
  • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned, and best practices.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Other as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health / Nutrition, Geography or other related fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Experience: Minimum three (3) years post-graduate work experience in applied data science/statistics to humanitarian/development programming, demography, quantitative research, or monitoring & evaluation.
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in the English language.

Other Specific Job Requirements (details to be determined by Hiring Managers):

  • Perform data mining, processing, analysis, reporting, and visualization tasks for a wide range of food security and other relevant data collected in Nigeria;
  • Support standardisation and automation efforts on data quality monitoring and analysis to enable faster data processing, real-time data quality monitoring;
  • Work closely with country office staff to identify and design data visualisation and data architecture needs for the in-country data visualisation platform;
  • Support the development of the mVAM methodology in Nigeria, focusing specifically on data quality aspects, bias correction, analysis of trends, and the production of automated reports.

Desired Knowledge and Skills for Entry into the Role:

  • Proven knowledge of applied statistics and statistics packages (R, SQL, SPSS, etc.);
  • Proven knowledge of programming skills in R and Python;
  • Experience with mobile data collection tools desirable;
  • Experience with analysis in food security, nutrition, and/or human development highly desirable;
  • Strong client orientation;
  • Strong report writing skills desirable;
  • Ability to communicate and present abstract subject matter to non-technical audiences;
  • Experience with WFP systems is a distinct advantage.

Application Closing Date
22nd March 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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