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Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer, NOB 47 views

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

The WFP Somalia country office implements one of the largest logistics response operations across the WFP. The scope ranges from the mass transportation of in-kind food commodities via sea, road and air, to the creation of innovative solutions. Through its in-kind and cash-based interventions, WFP maintains a significant volume of supply movements that require diligent management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
2. Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
3. 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.
4. Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
5. Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
6. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
7. Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
8. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
10. Other as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, agricultural economics, GIS and remote sensing, food security, nutrition or a closely related field.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience in Food security, market and economic analysis, vulnerability analysis or food security and early warning, or a closely related field.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian / development sector, able to perform and deliver in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision
  • experience in supervising a team is desirable

Language: Fluency in English and Somali

 Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in using database and statistical software (SPSS, STATA, R script) and data visualization platforms.
  • Strong Knowledge of GIS mapping and use of GIS software
  • Strategic thinking
  • Analyzing
  • Initiative – Problem solver
  • Interpersonal skills


12 months contract (initial)

Deadline for application: 1 January 2023


Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.

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