UN World Food Programme VAM Officer Kenya Jobs

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 World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  • 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.
  • Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.
  • Contribute to the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations to facilitate food assistance needs to be met effectively.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to VAM staff as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
  • Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, and seek for appropriate interventions (based on an evidence base), and areas for potential collaboration.
  • Build 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.
  • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition to enable sharing of
    experience, lessons learned and best practice.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Provide other food security analytic and technical assistance as may be requested by the Regional VAM Officer to support RB roles and responsibilities in areas such as vulnerability analysis, assessments and related food security initiatives;
  • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science,Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional 5 years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Language: .Fluency (level C) in English language


  • He/she should possess excellent analytical skills and a proven track record of at least five years working with NGO’S, Government or International organizations. Knowledge of United Nations technical assistance and acquaintance with Sub-Saharan Africa will be an added asset.
  • Strong knowledge of food security analysis and the data collection, treatment, and manipulation techniques typically associated with it;
  • Advanced computer skills, including skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet, and database
  • Good knowledge of basic statistics and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey techniques
  • Experience in the design and implementation of food aid programmes
  • Representational skills and ability to follow and develop a given scope of work.
  • Management skills

    Application Instructions

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment by 21st June, 2018.

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

    Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme VAM Officer Kenya Jobs

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