Food and Nutrition Security Analyst Job at World Food Program (WFP) – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Vacancy title:
Food and Nutrition Security Analyst

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Jobs at:

World Food Program (WFP)

Deadline of this Job:
14 April 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, April 02, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
Career Opportunities: VAM Officer / Food Security Analyst (141404)
Requisition ID 141404 - Posted 31/03/2021 - Short Term-SSA WFP - Africa, Central & Eastern - Rwanda - Kigali - Working Job Language (2) - PROGRAMME & POLICY
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
The selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Title: Food and Nutrition Security Analyst
Type of Appointment: Special Service Contract (SSA)
DURATION: 4 months consultancy
Duty Station: Kigali Office

The 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 .

To 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 an 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 fieldwork 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

• 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.

• 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 recognize 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).

• 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.

• 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.

Capability Name Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level
Food 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.

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 on food security.

This 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. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations

• Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Social Science, 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.
• 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.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is preferred.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
The deadline for receiving applications is 07 April 2021.
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.