World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Assistant (Data Analyst)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. ABOUT WFP WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. The United Nations World Food Programme 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.              WFP’s Global Strategic Plan 2017–2021 aligns WFP with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Goals (SDGs). It focuses on ending hunger and contributing to a revitalized global partnership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further extensive consultation with the Government and other development partners in Egypt during the second half of 2017 to allow informing and formulating the WFP Egypt Country Strategic Plan for the next 5 years until mid-2023 in line with Egypt’s development priorities, the WFP Egypt Country Office has started implementing the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The focus of the CSP remains on support to school meals and nutrition support for Pregnant and Lactating Women as integrated part of the national social protection scheme, food assistance for assets and resilience-promotion for smallholder farmers and support to vulnerable Syrian refugees and migrants. To sustain those planned interventions, WFP will be conducting joint monitoring activities with Government representatives of key line Ministries to enforce the concepts of participation, transparency and accountability to its partners. In addition, Capacity Development activities will be provided to national counterparts and cooperating partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability and raising their capacity to conduct monitoring at the local level. WHY WORK AT WFP? SAVING & CHANGING LIVES Make a difference the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future. GLOBAL COMMUNITY  Build bridges that unite people across the world. Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives. How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES  Unlock possibilities you never thought you'd find. WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done. LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE  Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely find in many other organizations. Join us to make a difference Join us to make a difference   STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s degree is required mainly in statistics, economics, mathematics or relevant field, holder of a master’s degree in the social science field is an asset. Experience: Three or more years of progressively responsible work experience in research, monitoring and evaluation or data Analysis, working with Research centers, NGOs, UN agencies and or various development interventions. Language: Good command of both oral and written communication in English and Arabic ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or the designate. At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects. JOB PURPOSE To Support all the statistical and Data Analysis work in the M&E unit, specifically the Data Collection and sampling Design of the conducted surveys, in addition to conducting a professional data, knowledge management and analysis to ensure monitoring efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to supporting decision maker with high quality of evidence-based information and data. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Commit to WFP values, mainstream monitoring and evaluation standards, including but not limited to transparency, participation and accountability.

  • Conduct high-level research, data and knowledge management and analysis, by employing mixed methods of both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

  • Support the development of new data collection tools and methodologies (including sampling techniques);

  • Support in data collection when needed, especially in testing the tools

  • Support in designing the questionnaires on the WFP electronic data collection tools (Tabs or smart phones)

  • Develop and manage databases

  • Conduct technical statistical trainings for the M&E team and to other stakeholders when needed.

  • Revise the log frames, identify and calculate indicators, design tools, and make sure that data collection methods are answering the log frame objectives, and report on the identified indicators on regular basis

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation. Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes. Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes. Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt: Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Knowledge & Skills:
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics, data collection methods, and analysis;

  • Advanced knowledge of using statistical packages (SPSS), other statistical packages is an asset.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, PowerPoint, word, Publisher) other dissemination tools is an asset;

  • High analytical and research skills;

  • High Professional reporting skills in both Arabic and English;

  • Innovation and Aspiration;

  • Good communication skills;

  • Problem Solving skills;

  • High level of maturity dealing and maintaining confidentiality;

  • High work ethics, credibility, and honesty;

  • High team spirit and Coordination and cooperation skills;

  • Flexibility, aspiration, innovation and commitment to Continuous Learning.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS This position is for one year, extension is subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline for submitting the online applicaction is on the 13th of January 2020 Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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