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World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023


Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП ООН) - це гуманітарна організація ООН, яка надає продовольчу допомогу у вигляді грошових коштів, сертифікатів або продуктів харчування громадам, що постраждали від війни. У своїй діяльності ВПП керується гуманітарними принципами нейтралітету, неупередженості, гуманності та незалежності. Спираючись на пристрасть, відданість та професіоналізм наших 24 000 співробітників по всьому світу, Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП) працює в понад 123 країнах і територіях, щоб доставляти життєво необхідну їжу людям, які залишилися переміщеними внаслідок конфлікту та знедоленими внаслідок катастроф. Крім того, ВПП допомагає окремим особам і громадам знайти кардинальні рішення для багатьох проблем, з якими вони стикаються, будуючи краще майбутнє. 


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. 


🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 829686 

📢 Job Title: Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) Officer SC-8 

📌Type of Contract: Service Contract 

➡️ Unit / Division: Programme Unit / WFP Ukraine  

📍   Duty Station: Odesa

➡️ Duration: 12 months (renewable) 

⏰ Closing date: 26 November, midnight (Central European Time) 

🇺🇦 The position is only open to Ukrainian nationals or residents of Ukraine, with a legal work permit.  



The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. 


 At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.   


To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

What will you do in this position? 

You will provide effective specialized support and daily follow up on WFP's research, assessment and monitoring activities and implementation for the Odesa Field Office. 

Why work with us? 

The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food. 


WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.2 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders. 


➡️    WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  


➡️    WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.  


➡️    WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.  


➡️    A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe. 


➡️   WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance. 

How can you make a difference?

In this position you will have to:


  1. Work closely with the WFP's programme units in the FO and CO, as well as WFP partners, to develop monthly monitoring plans to ensure WFP programme are regularly monitored and inform programme design and implementation.

  2. Help arrange and participate in programme staff monitoring site visits, and report on the findings;

  3. Coordinate, plan and carry out rapid market assessments as needed and under the guidance of the CO RAM focal point.

  4. Advise and support evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through data analysis and making assessment and monitoring findings accessible and actionable to Programme focal points and FO Head of Programme. Ensure escalation of critical monitoring findings through CO systems.

  5. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and local government to conduct needs and market assessment as well as monitoring of planned activities and targeting of vulnerable populations to effectively inform preparedness, programme implementation and response activities.

  6. Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.

  7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

  8. Provide assistance on the design of data collection tools and coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.

  9. Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.

  10. Perform any other duties as required.


To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have:


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Social Science, 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.


Experience: At least 1 year of postgraduate professional relevant job experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, research, data collection and analysis, additional years of experience will be an asset. Expertise in using statistical packages (STATA, SPSS, R, etc.) in the context of households’ surveys datasets is an advantage.

Experience in monitoring in a humanitarian or development context is preferred. Experience in food security, vulnerability, and nutrition analysis or other relevant sector, including in designing data collection tools, analysis and interpretation of the results is preferred.


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Good Communication Skills
  • Working in a team
  • Work under pressure
  • Good coordination and control skills to act swiftly and adequately in case of emergencies and resolve operational issues promptly.
  • Ability to effectively use commonly used office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.). Good command of Excel is required.
  • Ability to independently perform data cleaning and analysis for monitoring and assessment purposes.
  • Ability to design data collection tools, analyse and interpret results
  • Ability to write reports


Language: Fluency (level C) in both in English and Ukrainian languages. 

Before you apply...

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 


We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Ukraine. Qualified women applicants are especially encouraged to apply.  


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. 

How do you apply...

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language. 


Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.  


We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.