United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia Policy Officer Jobs

United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia Policy Officer Jobs

Job Id: 199602

Category: Agriculture, Business Development, [Economics Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

About WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, continually responding to emergencies.

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31.

These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school.

It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

Organizational Context

This job is located in Addis Ababa Country Office. The job holder will fill the position of Policy Officer.

Job Purpose

The Policy Officer will report directly to the Country Director (CD), providing support in a range of analytical areas, working closely with the Special Assistant to the CD.


  • Applying appropriate statistical principles, identifying, analysing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex datasets;
  • Identifying, acquiring, loading, cleaning and managing data through tailored spreadsheets, templates, and databases to be used in policy and investment analysis and publication;
  • Developing graphs, reports, maps, and presentations of data and analytical results for presentation and distribution;
  • In collaboration with others, creating and implementing web-based and non-web-based surveys and conducting analysis with programmatic and policy implications;
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained;
  • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to support management decision making in policies, programmes and activities;
  • Carry out any other tasks as assigned by the CD;
  • Position Duration: One year with possibility of extension

    Job Requirements

    Standard Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Education: A post-graduate degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Development Studies, International Development, Business (strategic analysis focus), or related fields.

  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in quantitative econometric analysis and modelling based on in-depth data analysis and data integration; Demonstrated experience in food and agricultural policy research, with a particular emphasis on food assistance

    Knowledge & Skills:

  • Exceptional communication especially in the English language and organizational skills with a team orientation and strong collaborative ability;
  • Excellent understanding of national and UN institutional frameworks;
  • Strong project management skills, personal time management skills, and attention to detail;
  • Problem-Solving Skills – Helpful in meeting requests for information from funders and partners, as well as in strategizing to meet unit and agency achievements;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access);
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and employing modelling techniques using quantitative software programs such as Excel, STATA, SPSS, GAMS, or other data analysis and dynamic optimization computing tools;
  • Basic knowledge of GIS tools or data (e.g. ArcGIS) and relational databases (e.g. SQL Server - Spatial) is an advantage.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Other UN languages are a plus, though not required. Ability to communicate and translate fluently between English and another official UN language is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

    This VA is open Only to Ethiopian Nationals.

    Public access (for external VA): Public-103812

    WFP staff access (for internal and external VA): http://newgo.wfp.org/services/e-recruitment

    Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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