World Food Programme recruits 01 VAM Officer / Food Security Analyst
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Opportunités de carrière : VAM Officer / Food Security Analyst (141404)
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Title : Food and Nutrition Security Analyst Type of Appointment : Special Service Contract (SSA)Level_10REPORTING TO : WFP Rwanda, Head of VAM/M&E DURATION : 4 months consultancy Duty Station : Kigali Office ABOUT WFPThe 2021 CFSVA will be conducted jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR), the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) and the National Child Development Agency (NCDA). Technical inputs will also be received from the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF).The exercise will be technically led by WFP under the direction of a technical working group, which includes UNICEF, FAO, WHO, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the World Bank, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), and the Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA). The Rwanda Agricultural Sector Working Group and the NCDA will validate the assessment results.Since 2006, WFP has supported the Government and partners in the CFSVA. The assessment makes available updated data on a comprehensive set of indicators, enabling trends analysis over time, across different parts of the country with data disaggregation at the district level as well as analysis of the drivers and root causes of the patterns observed. For the first time, in 2021, the assessment contains a module on social protection and poverty, to further inform COVID-19 recovery investments of Government and partners.It is under this context that WFP Rwanda seeks the service of a senior food and nutrition security analyst to lead and support this assessment. Through an in-depth data collection and analysis exercise, the CFSVA will provide the Government and the development partners with information on:
• Levels of household food insecurity including the identification and characterization of socio-economic groups (based on demographic characteristics and livelihood/rural labour patterns) most vulnerable to food insecurity.• The areas and population groups that are the most food insecure, including: how many they are, their geographic distribution, causes why they are food insecure, and how external assistance can make a difference in reducing hunger and supporting their livelihoods.• Malnutrition among children and mothers of sampled households, health conditions (including mortality) and care practices with the aim to analyze root causes of malnutrition as well as linkages between food security and nutrition.• Changing importance of agricultural production to household livelihood strategies; analysis of food production constraints; extend of post-harvest losses and their impact on the food security situation; and how improved crop production, livestock restocking and market initiatives can contribute to improve the food security situation.• Provide recommendations on the development of national food security and assistance strategies.• Strengthened utilization of the findings for use in the social protection sector as well as to inform COVID recovery efforts. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTThis job is open in Kigali_Rwanda Country Office. The job holder will report to the WFP Rwanda, Head of VAM/M&E. Job holders operate with high degree of independence and are involved in more straight forward VAM activities and programmes and/or focus on a specific theme(s).At this level, the job holder deal with issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships. The instructions received are broad and the job holder consistently demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and initiative to independently manage activities and respond to queries.
JOB PURPOSETo undertake a secondary literature review, data cleaning, and analysis of data from the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) in Rwanda, as well as draft the report.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)The Senior Food & Nutrition Analyst will work under the supervision of the Head of VAM/M&E in the WFP Rwanda country office and supported by the Regional VAM Advisor, in close cooperation with survey counterparts, in particular NISR and MINAGRI, to undertake the secondary literature review, data cleaning and analysis and draft the report for the assessment. In detail the candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
• conduct literature review and secondary data analysis of existing documents• Develop analysis plan with the WFP Rwanda CO VAM unit and meet and discuss analysis steps with relevant stakeholders.• Within the current COVID-19 movement restrictions, conduct random spot-checks during field work for data collection quality assurance.• Work with WFP Rwanda CO and partners to carry out data cleaning and analysis of community, household, child nutrition/health and mortality data.• Provide technical support in data analysis and ensure appropriate result outputs are generated in the expected CFSVA formats.• Lead the report writing in accordance with the survey objectives and agreed template.Timeline & Deliverables• The consultant is required for 4 months starting April until July 2021• Comprehensive CFSVA report which is ready for validation• 30 District Profiles• Main PowerPoint presentation of the key findings and recommendations• Data and any analytical output from the analysis in SPSS and other compatible formats
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCEEducation :Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Social Science, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. Experience : At least 8 years of relevant work experience in food and nutrition security data analysis and report writing.Very good skills in SPSS, ENA for SMART, Word, Excel. Experience in Access will be an added advantage.Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is preferred. Language :Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is preferred.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIESPurpose • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work. • Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area. • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities. • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
People • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP. • Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries. • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement. • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).
Performance • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries. • Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks. • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders. • Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
Partnership • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning. • Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships. • Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations. • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIESCapability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency levelFood Security Analysis Applies advanced analytical knowledge to lead the management, design and implementation of food security and vulnerability analysis activities. Ensures that analysis remains the backbone of programmatic interventions through its lifecycle, ultimately contributing towards making communities food secure and resilient.Food Security Monitoring Leads management, design and implementation of food security monitoring systems. Ensures that such analysis is timely and responsive to programmatic needs and adjustments. Technical Specialized Knowledge (e.g., Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.) Provides managerial and technical guidance for designing and conducting analyses, including computation, interpretation, and presentation of results for food security surveys and key indicators (comprehensive food security and vulnerability surveys, food security monitoring, implementing mobile surveys, market analysis, food consumption scores, coping strategies indices. data disaggregation, etc.).Food Security Assessment Leads all aspects of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings and reporting. Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into operational programmatic response.Strategic Operational Understanding Demonstrates strong understanding of country operations to participate in response analysis exercises to improve the cohesion between analytical findings and programmatic response. Constructs evidence base underlying technical and policy advice given to stakeholders.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE• Gained valuable experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders.• Has led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.• Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing in food security.
TERMS AND CONDITIONSThis position is open for four months.WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS The deadline for receiving applications is 07 April 2021.
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
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