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Programme Assistant (VAM - Data Analysis) SC5, Tindouf, Algeria

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


JOB TITLE Programme Assistant (Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping - Data Analysis)
TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT Service Contract, SC5
DUTY STATION (City, Country) Tindouf, Algeria
REPORT TO (JOB TITLE) Head of Programmes

Note: Algerian nationals/citizens or candidates with valid Algerian workpermit/residency are eligible to apply. This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile.

Interested candidates are required to submit their CVs and Cover Letter in English language only.

"For the vacancy, candidates are expected to be present at the duty station. All applicants should ensure they are prepared, both physically and emotionally, to effectively perform in the conditions of Tindouf as the duty station"


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 has been assisting Sahrawi Refugees in Algeria since the mid-1980s. Currently, WFP provides in-kind assistance to the refuges as its biggest activity, as well as school meal, nutrition treatment and prevention and livelihood and resilience projects. These activities are thoroughly monitored by the M&E team. The VAM Assistant will assist in data collection, analysis and reporting for the related WFP activities. He/she will assist the RAM unit with working on food security, targeting and analysing output and outcome indicators, preparing food security and nutrition assessments and surveys in addition to market related assessments. The VAM assistant will report to the research assessment and monitoring head of unit.


To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  2. Provide project management and/or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  3. Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g., food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
  4. Manage, clean and analyse data using statistical tools (Excel, SPSS, Stata GIS…). Report on the analysed data and present the results to WFP team and stakeholders.
  5. Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g., food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
  6. Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  7. Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
  8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.
  9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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 implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the 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 and their 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/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.



Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in statistics, computer sciences, humanities, geography, or related fields is desirable.


  • Five years of progressively responsible work experience in data management, analysis, and reporting. Experience working in a humanitarian context is an asset.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • Good Knowledge of statistical software (Excel, SPSS…)
  • Good Knowledge of geographical information system.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian context
  • Previous experience in data management


Fluency in both spoken and written communication in Arabic and English is a requirement. Proficiency in French at an intermediate level is an asset.


Monday, 25 September 2023 (11:59 PM AlgeriaStandard 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.