Senior Programme Associate (VAM - Markets & Databases)

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Monday 5 Feb 2024 at 22:59 UTC

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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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • In consultation with the lead of research and Food Security Analysis pillar, Plan, design and lead market assessments, value chain analysis, surveys, and special studies to inform market-based programming in the various WFP Somalia Country Office outcomes and activities.
  • Support the development of food and nutrition security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of timely reports on food and market information needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes, and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies, and programmes.
  • Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of markets and food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  • Provide technical advice on the composition and costing of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB), the Minimum Food Basket (MFB), including their use in determining of Cash & Voucher transfer values.
  • Support and guide in the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Contribute to the development of food security and vulnerability analysis, preparing timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes, and guidance for effective decision-making.
  • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on market initiatives, food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Acting as a point of referral and supporting staff, especially the area and field offices staff with analysis and queries on the areas of expertise.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Education: Do you have University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Agri-business, Agriculture, Geography, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Environmental Science, Development studies or other related field, OR First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses is required.

Language proficiency: Fluency in English and Somali, both oral and written communication.


  • At least 7 experiences in food security and market analysis by participating in multiple assessments, including the design, data collection analysis and reporting.
  • Experience in handling both qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., collecting, cleaning, visualizing, interpreting).
  • Experience in collaborative work with national governments, other UN agencies and key stakeholders in food and nutrition security.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


Contract duration: 1 year, Initial.


Closing date: 5th February 2024.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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