National Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer SC9

  • Contract
  • Suva Fiji
  • TBD USD / Year

World Food Programme

The Pacific is one of the world’s most disaster-affected regions, with Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) ranked among the most vulnerable in the world to disasters due to rising sea levels and increasing severe weather patterns caused by the effects of climate change. WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country Office (MCO) in Suva, Fiji, under its Pacific muti-country Strategic Plan (2023-2027) implements activities to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response capacities of PICTs, in line with the organization’s global mandate and commitments.
In support of WFP’s MCO, the Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) undertakes regular surveys (including through use of the mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) tool), assessments and data mapping to inform food security and nutrition conditions in PICTs, support programmatic, policy decisions by the governments partners. As a core area for WFP, the RAM portfolio also includes markets, economic and thematic analyses, supporting national capacities with the potentials to better manage disasters, climate change risks and to meet the increasing need for sustainable and adaptable systems and capacities in PICTs.
RAM capacity strengthening actions, are oriented to support data-driven coordination within the regional Pacific Food Security Cluster (rPFSC) and relevant national platforms.
It is envisioned that the National VAM Officer, in line with other responsibilities, will contribute to coordination and implementation of the above-mentioned activities in Pacific region, closely collaborating with WFP Regional Office in Bangkok, the MCO team, the UN and Governments counterparts at different levels.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the RAM Unit, the National VAM Officer undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, collect, and manage data and information required for food security, nutrition, and vulnerability analysis, jointly with Government’s agencies and other relevant partners in PICTs for the preparation of periodic analysis, publications, and monitoring, as required, and to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
  • Provide support for effective and efficient coordination with the Governments and stakeholders for MCO Programme implementation, including identifying joint activities in the area of food security, vulnerability and nutrition analysis and reporting.
  • Contribute to the work of RAM unit in production of evidence-based products in the areas of food security and vulnerability by preparing data analysis plans, conducting research, literature reviews and statistical analysis, writing reports and communicating findings.
  • Provide technical support in monitoring and reporting of activities in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes and considers gender and inclusion. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on RAM/Programme Unit activities.
  • Provide support and/or facilitate Governments and partners capacity strengthening initiatives, including in developing food security and vulnerability analysis products, improving data quality and analysis, reporting on the results.
  • Support in maintaining and developing potential partnerships for collaborative work with Governments, UN partners and stakeholders in terms of generation, analysis and use of quality data in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  • Liaise with the RAM MCO and the RAM Regional Bureau in Bangkok, contribute to capacitating the unit’s technical staff where needed, to ensure the objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines. Support in ensuring up-to-date knowledge of new technology, trends and methods in areas relevant to work.
  • Participate in workshops, trainings, forums, and other exchanges of knowledge in the area of food security and vulnerability analysis; communicate findings from CO RAM work.
  • Coordinate, if required, activities for timely and efficient response to emergencies as contributing to the ENAs, national governments with IM, evidence-based analysis on impacts of emergency on food security, livelihoods etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

How to apply

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

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Deadline: 26 Mar 2024