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Programme Policy Officer_Data Analyst and Knowledge Management/NOB Ouagadougou

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

IT, Data Science
Burkina Faso
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023


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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 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.


Education: Advanced University degree (Master) in one of the following fields: Statistics, Economics, Agriculture, Performance management, monitoring and evaluation, computer science, management information systems, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


In Burkina Faso, WFP supports the government in implementing School Feeding Programme that consist of regular school feeding, emergency school feeding and home-grown school feeding. Operational Context Burkina Faso ongoing political crisis and continuous conflict deterioration have given rise to one of the fastest-growing Internally displacement of population with over 1.8 million people displaced since 2019. Political instability, conflict, climate change and the socio-economic issues are the main drivers of the growing food insecurity in Burkina Faso, with nearly 3.5 million food insecure people which is about 16 percent of the national population. Poor harvest and high food prices added an additional layer of Burkina complexity to an already vulnerable population facing multiple shocks. Burkina Faso Country Strategic Plan (CSP 2019-2025), initially valued budget has now significantly increased as the security situation continued to deteriorate. WFP School Feeding Programme is a components of WFP integrated resilience of the Country Strategy Programme, consists of emergency school feeding, regular school feeding and Home Grown School feeding Programme.
The school meals programme aims to reduce immediate hunger among targeted students through the provision of daily breakfast and lunch to kids in primary schools, kindergartens, and alternative education initiatives in targeted regions and to ensure the retention of targeted students and learners in school and in alternative education centres and protect the livelihoods of their parents. Overall objective of the programme is to promote the schooling of children in the targeted areas, by contributing to the improvement of their food and nutritional needs while attending schools, promote access and attendance of students in targeted schools, especially girls in the last two classes (CM1 & CM2), improve the quality of school meals and household food security, promote the development of the local economy by improving the income of small agricultural producers, breeders and processors of local products and to strengthen national capacities in the management of school canteens.


To ensure effective programming and decision making based on evidence, it is essential that Data analyzing and knowledge management is enhanced to ensure that the decision makers are always informed on time about firsthand and in-depth information or data and ensures risks are mitigated and decisions and programme can be carried on or adjusted as necessary based on findings and data coming in through school feeding follow up and monitoring systems, while staying compliant with corporate WFP requirements. However, the systems used for data collection, management, reporting and visualization of findings and knowledge management and sharing are not well standardized or consistent.
WFP Burkina Faso seeks to build its school feeding capacity to centrally receive, store, process and analyze digital operational data for the purpose of promoting accountability, controls, and efficiencies across its programmes and use data to better inform WFP’s programme design and performance measurement and improvement through the analysis of data collected from its operations, which as well contributes to resources mobilization.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of School Feeding, perform following responsibilities:
• Focus on data management and visualization as well as the knowledge management across the country by developing and standardizing consolidated databases, insightful and innovative dashboards to best leverage the school feeding data within the Country office.
• In coordination with the school feeding team, will be responsible for activities related to data analysis, information & knowledge management, and supporting reporting for the programme;
• Produce the school feeding bi-weekly Dashboard used to support decision making in the cross-functional SF Coordination, monthly meetings
• Produce all SF knowledge management and communication materials needed for the SF Visibility in collaboration with the external communication unit. This includes collecting/producing SF success stories from beneficiaries and actors, producing visual materials etc
• Be an active member of WFP SF team, in coordination with the Head of SF and SF team, be a reporting focal point and provide support with information management activities, ensuring timely reporting of all SF reports (bi-weekely flash, monthly, quarterly or annual as required) that will be shared with programme management and Donor relations unit.
• Support the studies that are conducted by the specialized units (M&E unit) or entities with findings & data analysis and trends in SF (emergency, regular, HGSF) with recommendations on the effectiveness of SF assistance activities
• Make analysis of the SF overall budget allocation and trends
• Deliver capacity building/training to staff, or operational partners on information & data management (collection, visualization, use …) and design & maintenance of tools as and when required, for more effectiveness
• Act as a focal point for all SF programme reporting and communications related material/articles for internal and external purpose (Reports, Factsheet, flash bulletin, Success stories etc)
• Any other work required by supervisor



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


• Update every 2 weeks the SF Dashboard
• Monthly quality Data analysis and related recommendations to support decision making
• Produce biweekly flash bulletin, monthly/annual SF reports and support with donor/partner/management knowledge/communications products
• Produce monthly SF expenditure data report & analysis in coordination with the SF team and specialized units (Budget & Programming, Finance, Supply Chain)
• Produce flash bulletin, factsheet, success stories on a determined frequency
• Etc


• Experience working with large data sets and summarizing data for business.
• Familiarity with data warehousing and able to tailor & synthesize evaluation evidence
• Data storing and retrieving skills.
• Experience using visualization tools (Tableau, Qlikview, etc.) and setting up dashboards.
• Internal & External communication and knowledge management
• Ability to capture requirements and translate into insights.
• Facilitation and teaching skills related to data management and visualization.
• Understanding of humanitarian & development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global/country geo-political issues
• Working with the Government
• Working in a multicultural environment


At least seven (7) years of experience in data management, analysis and/or visualization, project management, including strong experience in communication.

Past experience is desirable in working on a multi-cultural organization or with big donors.


Contract type: Fixed Term (NOB)

Duration: 12 months renewable

Duty Station: Ouagadougou

Number of position: 01

Be a burkinabe national

Female candidacies are strongly encouraged

NB: Only selected candidates will be contacted


31 May 2023


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.