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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-19

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Market / Food Security Analyst SC8, Beirut

Beirut (Lebanon)


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.


This Vacancy Announcement will close on 19 April 2019 at 11:59 PM Rome Time.


  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
  • Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
  • Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. Salary is offered based on local Salary Scale for Service Contract holders, starting from LBP5,120,200 / month.
  • This position is open to qualified Lebanese nationals Only.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Assisting more than 90 million people in 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. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

In Lebanon, WFP works to support approximately 700,000 people with regular assistance using e-cards. WFP also supports Lebanese schools with school meals, and has run over 300 development activities which include supporting rural infrastructure, as well as education and training opportunities for vulnerable individuals in families. WFP also supports Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme. 


The post is based in Beirut CO and the incumbent is to report to the National Vulnerability, Analysis and Mapping (VAM) officer.


To contribute to the Vulnerability, Analysis and Mapping (VAM) evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes in Lebanon (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, operational efficiency, Economic analysis, beneficiary management).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of National VAM Officer, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  1. Monitor and assess national vulnerabilities in relation to market development, with attention to domestic, international, formal and informal trade in the region as well as the seasonal patterns.
  2. Conduct market and food security assessments, including assisting with the development of tools and assessment methodology, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  3. Support WFP Country Office in executing vulnerability assessments, including assisting with the development of tools and assessment methodology, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  4. Develop and produce market updates on a regular basis (monthly or quarterly) based on early warnings, field assessments, analysis of national and regional markets data. 
  5. Support the development of information products such as the bi-monthly VAM/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) newsletter.
  6. Review market assessments and price bulletins received from other sources and flag any critical observations to the VAM, Cash based Transfers (CBT), Retail and Livelihoods team.
  7. Work with other units in the country office (Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), CBT, M&E, Retail) to assess the impact of WFP’ s assistance (e.g. impact of cash assistance on household economies) on local and national markets.
  8. Manage, coordinate, and facilitate the monthly upload of price data onto VAM’s Global Price Database.
  9. Update and maintain the internal VAM food security and price database based on the information received from the field offices on a monthly basis.
  10. Edit VAM reports (e.g. VASyR) and perform other related tasks as required by the VAM unit.
  11. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct Vulnerability and economic analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
  12. Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
  13. Support the VAM Data Manager in the overall beneficiary selection management process.
  14. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  15. Perform other related duties as required by the country office.


Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, food security, agriculture, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: Four years of relevant professional work experience including market and/or food security analysis activities. Experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic. Knowledge of French language is added advantage.


  • Previous experience in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Good knowledge of Gender and protection analysis.
  • Good experience utilizing statistical processing tools such as SPSS, “R” and/or STATA.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for vulnerability analysis.
  • Developed practical expertise in food security or market analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems, emergency assessment standards and Cash based transfer systems.


Qualified female applicants 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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