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TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT: International Consultant Level I & II

UNIT/DIVISION: Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) – Cairo, Egypt

DUTY STATION (City, Country): Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC) – Cairo, Egypt

REPORT TO: More Senior VAM or Programme Policy Officer



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.


The WFP Cairo Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support, and direction to WFP operations and activities in 15 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Yemen.


The purpose of the job is to generate and/or 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)

1. Provide technical advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.

2. Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans, and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance and with RBC regional VAM priorities and strategy.

3. Manage and/or conduct food security, nutrition, markets, and resilience analysis and prepare 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 in 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 highlighting potential risks to project delivery.

6. Contribute to the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation, and recommendations to facilitate food assistance needs to be met effectively.

7. Provide coaching and guidance to VAM staff as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

8. Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation, and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.

9. Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, and seek appropriate interventions (based on an evidence base), and areas for potential collaboration.

10. Build the capacity of WFP staff, partners, and national government to conduct analysis on food security, nutrition, markets, resilience, and related topics to effectively inform policies and programmes.

11. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.


Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Food Security Analysis Demonstrates ability to conduct structured food security analysis. Identify the underlying macro and micro factors impacting the food security of communities and countries. Ensures that analysis remains the backbone of programmatic interventions through its lifecycle, ultimately contributing towards making communities food secure and resilient.

Food Security MonitoringManages the implementation of food security monitoring systems. Investigates any observed anomalies in the datasets and inform program management for an operational response.

**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, and coping strategies indices. data disaggregation, etc.)

Food Security AssessmentLeads all aspects of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings, and reporting. Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into an operational programmatic response.

Strategic Operational UnderstandingDemonstrates a 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.


Leads by Example with Integrity: Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments: Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork: Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Applies Strategic Thinking: Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships: Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis
  • Developed practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards.


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, 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.
Language: Fluency (level C) in oral and written English language. French and Arabic are an advantage


Deadline for submission, 21st February 2023 (Midnight Cairo Time)

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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