UN World Food Programme Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Team Lead) - Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Team Lead) - Jobs in Uganda

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

Organizational Context
The roles of this position will beat the Head Office in Kampala and the incumbent will report to a more senior VAM or Programme Policy Officer. The job holder will operate independently and will be involved in operational activities and related analytical work.

Job Purpose
To contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
  • Develop protocols and procedures to ensure Two-way Accountability (from implementers to beneficiaries) and
  • Transparency of Food Security and Nutrition Assessments and Analysis
  • Provide coaching and guidance to colleagues under its supervision, to ensure their development and enable them to perform at their best.
  • Contribute to (or lead when requested) the development of Assessment and monitoring plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP needs assessment monitoring requirements.
  • Ensure satisfaction of technical mapping and assessment requests from government and stakeholders and maintain regular contact with government focal points.

    Key Accountabilities 1/1
  • Ensure high standards of quality, reliability and validity of the data and analysis in line with WFP's privacy and protection guidelines.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems and tools for assessments (food security, nutrition and markets) and monitoring and identify information needs based on standard and creative methodologies. All in coordination with outcome and activity managers, area and field offices.
  • Build capacity of WFP staff, external organizations and national governments to conduct analysis on any related topic to food security and nutrition to effectively inform policies and programmes.
  • Incorporate an accountability to affected population, protection, and gender perspective in areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

    Key Accountabilities 2/2
  • Support Data driven evidence-based decision-making process in a timely manner according to programmatic and strategic needs. (data preparedness)
  • Provide technical advice and support on food security and nutrition strategies, Minimum Expenditure Basket,
  • Market Functionality, policies, and programmes.
  • Facilitate the timely and productive use of information in line with WFP processes and standards.
  • Lead and conduct analysis to provide timely reports on food security assessment needs aligned with Government and WFP standards and processes.
  • Represent WFP with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, and seek for appropriate interventions based on evidence and areas of potential collaboration.
  • Support partners to enable sharing of experiences, lessons learned and standard methodologies.

    4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities

  • 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,
  • 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.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s degree in agriculture, Nutrition, Sociology, Geospatial Mapping Economics, Rural development or any related field.

    At least four years of relevant experience in development food Security, nutrition or related fields.

    Desired Experiences
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical tools and methods for quantitative and/or qualitative food security analysis, and the use of data management software, and information management tools.
  • Coordination and implementation of assessments.
  • Proficient reporting writing skills.
  • Advanced working knowledge and experience in MS Office, Stata, SPSS
  • Intermediate knowledge in SQL, R, Python is desirable.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer (Team Lead) Jobs in Uganda

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