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Programme Associate (Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) | SSA 6 Manila, Philippines 1

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Nutrition
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-27

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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.




     Programme Associate (Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping)   


     Special Service Agreement (SSA) 


     SSA - 6


     Strategic Outome 4, Philippines CO          

DUTY STATION (City, Country)

     Manila, Philippines


     Until 31 December 2020; with possible extension


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.


The World Food Programme (WFP) started implementing Forecast-Based Emergency Preparedness for Climate Risks in Bangladesh, Philippines, Nepal and Haiti/Dominican Republic in 2015, with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office. In the recently concluded initial phase, ten (10) provinces in the Philippines were supported on the development of Forecast-based Financing (FbF) Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) clearly indicating the triggering factors, early warning, and early actions for selected climatic hazards. At present, the programme is in Phase II of its implementation.

WFP is currently providing technical assistance to the Office of Civil Defense in the development of an implementing guidelines of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Memorandum No. 60 which would support local government units to take anticipatory action, based on predictive analysis, specifically for Sections A and C. In addition, WFP is scaling up the implementation of FbF to other vulnerable areas in the country as part of a Green Climate Fund project.


The job holder will be directly reporting to the Programme Policy Officer (Activity Manager 4), in close coordination with the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer under the administration of the Programme Support unit.

The job holder is expected to work under minimum supervision, perform and transfer knowledge on predictive analyses and compile reports to support information and evidence-generation.

At this level, the job holder is also expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. The job holder is expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


The main objective of the technical assistance is to assist in the development of guideline on NDRRMC Memorandum No. 60 integrating predictive analytics on the operationalization of its criteria for the declaration of a state of calamity and provide further backstopping support to the Country Office on vulnerability analysis and mapping.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Collaborate with WFP internal stakeholders and government partners on developing a workplan for the technical assistance from August-December 2020.
2. Review mapping of existing literature, initiatives, methodology and processes related to vulnerability analysis for technical assistance engagement.
3. Draft instruction-type manual on predictive analytics in relation to Memorandum No. 60 including description of methodology, steps, and exercises. The audience for the manual will be local government units seeking to utilize predictive analysis to conduct early actions in the case of a forecasted hazard.
4. Further refine manual following feedback from government partners and technical working group members.
5. Attend technical working group meetings in relation to Memorandum No. 60 and take the lead on following up agreements, action points and next steps.
6. Finalize manual in print-ready format for roll-out to partners.
7. As needed, support the capacity building of national government to conduct analysis based on the methodology from manual.
8. Perform other relevant duties as required.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in 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.
  • At least five (5) years of work experience in the field of food security, vulnerability analysis, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, needs assessment, or a closely related area.
  • Proficiency in the use of ArcGIS, QGIS and SPSS/STATA
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis.
  • Developed practical expertise in food security 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 and emergency assessment standards.
  • Knowledge about desktop and online geographic information system
  • Ability to follow standard business support processes and procedures.
  • Computer-literate, knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft applications,
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners.
  • Ability to provide information using courtesy and tact.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Strong analytical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • With good coordination skills
  • Can work under minimal supervision

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Filipino communication


27 September 2020; 11:59 PM. Qualified candidates are required to complete an online candidate profile in  UN WFP Careers Website ( Only applications received from this website are considered valid and will be processed. 


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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