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Data Analyst - Jr Consultant - SC CBT & Markets

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-16

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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



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.




In 2018, WFP delivered a record-high US $1.76 billion in Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) in 62 countries – representing 35 percent of its total portfolio, and up from US $10 million in ten countries in 2009. In the past decade, the number of beneficiaries receiving a form of cash-based assistance is growing rapidly, even multiplying. It is an evolving time for humanitarian assistance.


The SC CBT & Markets Unit (SCOT), supports the development of sustainable markets, required to achieve zero hunger. A significant amount of data is generated from WFP’s CBT operations which can be used to understand, monitor and improve not only the operations themselves but also the markets impacted.




Under the direct supervision of SCOT’s chief, and in close consultation with other CBT functions, the Data Analyst is responsible for supporting SCOT’s data analysis and information management.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Understand all the steps of the CBT assistance, related datasets, data sources and data flow available.
  2. Identify CBT analytical requirements in Country Offices, Regional Bureaux and CBT units in HQ, with emphasis on SCOT’s requirements
  3. Support the development or enhancement of data analysis and visualizations related to SC CBT processes with particular emphasis in:
    1. Understanding purchasing patterns using sales data
    2. Supplier performance monitoring and evaluation
    3. Survey data for market assessments
    4. SCOT  Key Performance Indicators
  4. Provide training to colleagues at different levels in the organization on usage,  interpretation and development of data visualization
  5. Document all data analysis, reports and dashboards activities to keep a knowledge base of data reporting activities
  6. Perform other duties as required



  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as data analyst
  • University degree in business administration, economics, statistics, mathematics and/or related field
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English as well as another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)



  • Strong experience in data analysis, visualization and reporting
  • Experience working with BI tools (Tableau is an advantage)
  • Previous experience in retail, distribution and/or manufacture is an advantage
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment is an advantage
  • Previous experience with WFP is an advantage


Terms and Conditions

WFP offers a competitive compensation package that will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 16 December 2019

Ref.: VA No. 109082

Qualified 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.

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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