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Beirut - VAM Officer (Assessments & Targeting) SC 8

Lebanon (Lebanon)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Lebanon (Lebanon)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-28

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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.


This vacancy Announcement will close on 28 September 2021 at 11:59, Rome Time



-This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates ONLY.

-Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

-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. 
 WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to nearly 1.1 million vulnerable person, in the form of unrestricted assistance in-kind and cash based transfers.  WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snack and fresh food to school aged students and their families. This support is designed to improve the students’ health and make them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.
 WFP Lebanon also supports vulnerable households in protecting and improving their livelihoods through trainings and rehabilitation of local infrastructures. 

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:

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 incumbent will primarily support the targeting of the Emergency social safety nets (ESSN) project and other Direct Food Assistance and Emergency Response Programmes such as and not limited to: Cash Based Transfers, Food Assistance (In-Kind Distribution), Accountability to Affected Population (AAP). The incumbent will also contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).To contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).



The incumbent will report to Head of Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) in WFP Lebanon Country Office

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Head of Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM), the VAM Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
  • Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  • Support the development of food security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies and programmes.
  • Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
  • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Support the Social Protection Unit (SPU) in the implementation of the ESSN, specifically, providing support in the targeting, and verification processes. 
  • Prepare a range of data analysis, reports and presentations on the ESSN (e.g., food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance, food security and market analysis situation) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on social protection programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the consolidation, development and dissemination of knowledge products pertinent to social protection.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.



Education: Completion of secondary school education. University degree in Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Statistics, Nutrition, Public Health Political Science and/or International Development. 

Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience, including at least three (3) years in the field of monitoring and evaluations, statistics, economics, programme and policy, or any related field. Experience in utilizing statistical processing tools such as SPSS, “R” and/or STATA is required.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic. Knowledge of French language is an added advantage.



  • 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, including the design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards.
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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