Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and Prioritization) Job at World Food Programme (WFP) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and Prioritization)

[ Type: FULL TIME Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

World Food Programme (WFP)

Deadline of this Job:
01 October 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda Kampala East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
ABOUT WFP
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Household Targeting and Prioritization) SC8 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
WFP aims to explore the introduction of household targeting of general food assistance (GFA) in the refugee response. It is envisioned that, if appropriate, the current uniform provision to food assistance could be transitioned to an approach where each households’ vulnerability level determine its level of assistance. The transition to a more refined needs-based approach will be building on the 2019 Vulnerability and Essential Needs Assessment and will require substantial consensus-building with the Assessment Technical Working Group (ATWG), UNHCR, and the Government of UgandaWFP aims to explore the introduction of household targeting of general food assistance (GFA) in the refugee response. It is envisioned that, if appropriate, the current uniform provision to food assistance could be transitioned to an approach where each households’ vulnerability level determine its level of assistance. The transition to a more refined needs-based approach will be building on the 2019 Vulnerability and Essential Needs Assessment and will require substantial consensus-building with the Assessment Technical Working Group (ATWG), UNHCR, and the Government of Uganda
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). .

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)
• Directly responsible for the management of the Household Targeting and Prioritization work stream
• Complete all stages of the 2019 Vulnerability and Essential Needs Assessment, including a second report.
• Produce a prioritization framework for GFA that is mutually agreed between WFP, UNHCR and ATWG members.
• Perform statistical analysis in support of the production of the GFA prioritization framework.
• Manage the consultations with Assessment Technical Working Group, UNHCR, and the Government of Uganda around the GFA prioritization framework.
• Draft documentation, briefing papers, technical papers, analysis reports, presentations and other materials for the targeting and prioritization work stream, for internal and external audiences.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED
• Support partners, upon request, to target and prioritize and beneficiary selection.
• Provide support to the Crisis Response team and field staff on the transition to a targeted provision of assistance
• Advocate for and follow-up on supplementary data collection and analysis required for the profiling project, including new baselines and end-line studies, and propose changes to the Food Security Monitoring System (as may be necessary to track the food security situation of household in different vulnerability categories)
• Support the AMEL unit to achieve its work plans
• Perform other duties, as required

Job Skills: Not Specified


STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, statistics, development studies or other field relevant to analytical work related to international humanitarian assistance
• Excellent skills in written and verbal communication, in English.
• Excellent skills in consensus-building, facilitation and negotiation, including cross-organizational negotiations.
• Excellent quantitative analysis and statistical skills, including with SPSS. Advanced Excel skills is required.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in managing inter-organizational dynamics and food security and livelihoods analysis
• Availability and willingness to conduct frequent field missions as required across the country
• Strong project management skills, self-drive, independence, team working skills and inter-personal skills
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
• 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

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