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WFP in Maputo, Mozambique

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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.


Mozambique has invested in bolstering its evidence generation capacity. This involved, among others, the creation of a dedicated Vulnerabiliy, Analysis and Mapping (VAM) team responsible to ensure the WFP CO and FOs have update information on the most food insecure and vulnerable people in the country, to analyse markets functionality, monitor food princes and conduct essential need analysis to inform Cash Based and Food Assistance interventions and to support WFP officers and the Mozambican government with early warning and other evidence generation activities.


As part of these investments, a leader of the VAM team is required to manage technical projects, plan and implement data collection, analysis activities and research projects that the Country Office conducts, and to strengthen the technical capacity of the team and of governmental agencies.



Advanced University degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Agricultural economics, 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 5 years professional experience in vulnerability analysis, food security and early warning, or market assessments. Extensive experience in data collection, analysis and reporting Experience in IPC analysis Experience in project management Profound experience in data analysis and reporting Experience working in the humanitarian / development sector, able to perform and deliver in a timely manner. Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and supervise a team

Languages: Fluency in English and Portuguese languages


  • Demonstrated integrity in accordance with UN standards values and ethics, to support the vision and mission of the United Nations and support the achievement of WFP’s strategic objectives;
  • Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Planning and organizing – Ability to manage, organize, plan and execute tasks in setting priorities and work under pressure to meet frequent and tight deadlines;
  • Communication – Strong skills in oral and written communication.
  • Analysis – Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources.
  • WFP Programme knowledge – Ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

In this context, under the supervision of the Head of Research Assessment and Monitoring unit, the incumbent will be responsible to:

  • Plan and support implementation of food security and nutrition, assessment; contribute to the Integrated Phased Classification Analysis (IPC) and prepare timely reports on food assessment needs in line with CO requirements and corporate VAM standards.
  • Liaise with the governmental agencies, the supply chain team, the cash based intervention team (CBT), field offices and VAM staff at the CO to conduct timely and effective markets analysis and price monitoring.
  • Coordinate climate analysis and crop monitoring activities, as well as facilitate capacity building of national staff in these areas;
  • Coordinate the Implementation of Seasonal livelihood Progamming (SLP), Integrated Context Analysis and Urban Preparedness project in collaboration with RBJ and national univeristies.
  • Support WFP units at the CO and in FOs in identifying, planning and implementation of the most appropriate targeting and prioritization strategy for programs in the new Country Strategic Plan.
  • Support the Head of RAM unit in budgeting for VAM costs and advocate for appropriate financial and human resourcing.
  • Ensure the Country Office has an adequate data management and storage system for food security, nutrition, markets, prices and climate related information using WFP corporate systems (VAM DataVIZ, resource center, MODA and VAM Data Lib).
  • Contribute and support evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through primary data collection, secondary data review, data analysis and reporting.
  • Lead impact assessments conducted by WFP after major natural related and man-made shocks and support the national government (INGD) with adoption of best practices and innovative tools for rapid assessments. 10.Support the Head of RAM unit in strengthening capacity of the VAM team in data analysis, reporting and effective presentation of information and insights produced by the team. 11.Ensure procurement and financial processes required for activities conducted by the VAM team are executed and tracked following WFP corporate standards. 12.Contribute to capacity strengthening activities related to the use of drones for emergency response operations, geospatial analysis and mapping. 13.Support the Head of RAM unit in identifying synergies between the M&E and RAM teams for resources optimization. 14.Other as required.


1.Food security & nutrition(FSN) assessments and IPC analysis are conducted at least once per year and WFP programs are informed with accurate FSN data. 2.WFP has accurate information about markets functionality and prices trend for all provinces. 3.Climate analysis and crop monitoring activities are conducted in the most critical periods of the year (pre-growing season, growing season and post-cyclone season). 4.SLP, ICAs ad urban preparedness analysis are conducted as required by the CO, RBJ and FOs. 5.Targeting and prioritization strategy are available for all relevant programs in the new Country Strategic Plan and corresponding activities are implemented; 6.The VAM team budget is prepared and monitored every year; 7.Food security, nutrition, markets, prices and climate related are collected using MODA and stored in the Teams workspace and in the VAM Data Lib. 8.WFP CO and the national government is aware of people been affected by major disasters and of the affected area. 9.The VAM team in able to produce accurate reports related to food security, climate analysis, market functionality etc. 10.The VAM team is able to close procurement and financial process on time. 11.Capacity building activities for effective use of drones for emergency response operations, geospatial analysis and mapping planned by the VAM team are conducted. 12.Other as required.


Leads by Example with Integrity Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Applies Strategic Thinking Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Food Security Analysis

Demonstrates ability to conduct structured food security analysis—Identify underlying macro and micro factors impacting food security of communities and countries. Provides findings and recommendations for the programmatic response.

Food Security Monitoring

Manages the implementation of food security monitoring systems. Investigates any observed anomalies in the datasets and informs program management for operational response.

Technical Specialized Knowledge (e.g., Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.)

Provides managerial and technical guidance for designing and conducting analyses, including computation, interpretation, and presentation of results for food security surveys and key indicators (comprehensive food security and vulnerability surveys, food security monitoring, implementing mobile surveys, market analysis, food consumption scores, coping strategies indices. data disaggregation, etc.)

Food Security Assessment

Leads all aspects of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings and reporting. Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into operational programmatic response.

Strategic Operational Understanding

Demonstrates strong understanding of country operations to participate in response analysis exercises to improve the cohesion between analytical findings and programmatic response. Constructs evidence base underlying technical and policy advice given to stakeholders.


18th August 2022

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

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.

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