Food Security Analyst Service Contract (SC 9) - Guyana
World Food Programme
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Would you like to change and save lives with the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide? If yes, this opportunity is for you!
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.
CARICOM works in 15 Member States and 5 Associate Members to create a community that is integrated, inclusive and resilient; driven by knowledge, excellence, innovation and productivity; a Community where every citizen is secure and has the opportunity to realise his or her potential with guaranteed human rights and social justice; and contributes to, and shares in, its economic, social and cultural prosperity; a Community which is a unified and competitive force in the global arena.
The WFP multi-country Office (MCO) in the Caribbean covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean region and implements multi-country technical assistance and capacity-strengthening for emergency preparedness and response (EPR). WFP Caribbean is strengthening regional and national capacities by supporting the CARICOM, CDEMA and national governments to improve EPR functions, while collaborating with bi-lateral organisations, UN agencies and other stakeholders to coordinate efforts in designing and implementing effective, cost-efficient and gender sensitive programmes and emergency responses to minimise the impact of shocks on vulnerable populations.
To support and contribute to the evidence base that supports food security policies and programmes for CARICOM member states and territories.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Lead/support the analysis of food security of existing and incoming data , surveys using statistical methodologies through analytical tools such as SPSS, STATA, R.
- Develop regional products to support food security analysis in the region – routine or ad hoc analysis
- Streamline the maintenance and usage of existing databases
- Support the design and provide recommendations for a platform to visualise a regional overview of price data. Contextualise market price data by capturing key insights along the whole value chain – from producers to consumers.
- Contribute to the development of projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
- Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
- 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.
- Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
- Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
- Support the capacity building of all stakeholders.
- Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
- Other as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
1.Support the development of systems and tools for monitoring and assessment of prices in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.
2.Identify gaps and strengths of existing systems and find opportunities for strengthening capacities for government partners. eg. expansion of existing systems – inclusion of more locations, digitalization of processes, refining reporting processes, sharing and use of data.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- 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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
At least three professional years of experience in food security analysis, mapping or related field.
Fluency (level C) in English language is required.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Who Can Apply?
This position is open to nationals of Guyana and CARICOM member states and associate members. CARICOM Nationals applying for National positions outside of their home country bear sole responsibility for required actions or expenses related to relocation, accommodation, repatriation, and any other living expenses, etc. A CARICOM Skilled National Certificate is a pre-requisite for employment for successful candidates who are not from the country for which the position is advertised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Type of position: Short Term. Full Time
Type of Contact: Service Contract (SC-9)
Duration on Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension, based on organizational requirements.
Duty Station: Georgetown, Guyana
Remuneration: The salary for this role starts at GYD $443,960.00
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The application should be submitted by September 25, 2023, at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgment.
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.