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Junior Analyst


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-12


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.


JOB TITLE:    Junior Analyst
TYPE OF CONTRACT:    Junior Consultant
DUTY STATION:    Rome, Italy
DURATION:    11 months


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 Corporate Planning and Performance (CPP) Division brings together the budget and performance management units and branches into a single division. CPP establishes standards, products and services to ensure a transparent and accountable planning, budgeting and performance management function in WFP. Serving internal and external clients and stakeholders, the division provides critical support to oversight and decision-making, driving the effective and efficient implementation of WFP’s mandate. CPP works across the organization to ensure effective and efficient processes across the performance cycle (planning, budgeting, implementation oversight, and reporting). The division strives to deliver simple, clear and coherent planning to reporting services and products to its clients.

The Junior Analyst will work under the general supervision of the CPP Director and will provide a wide range of support to the Director. S/he will provide support to the Director through a combination of writing, editing, research and preparation of material for senior management, including data analysis and visualization.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  1. Support the preparation of briefing documents and communication material for the Director.
  2. Document processes and prepare progress reports on ongoing initiatives and divisional activities.
  3. Prepare talking points for the CPP Director and management team for meetings and presentations.
  4. Support in developing thematic overviews, presentations, and strategic papers for the Director.
  5. Follow-up on agreed to action points and the dissemination of recommendations and best practices from presentations, meetings, and research.
  6. Work with the division’s Communication and Knowledge Management Officers to ensure alignment with the divisional communication strategy and practices.
  7. Support additional requests as required, including support preparation of any other communications materials, data analysis and reporting requests for the CPP Director and management team members.

8.    Review, compile, quality check and collate information in response to queries received, maintaining accurate records as necessary.
9.    Prepare periodic or ad hoc reports to support managerial decisions.
10.    Develop infographics and visual aids illustrating resource management concepts and other topics to support the preparation of presentations or briefings for varied audiences.
11.    Coordinate information requests and responses to those when received.
12.    Perform data collection, data cleaning, data analysis and visualization of data.

13.    Perform other duties as required.


Education:    Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, or other relevant field, or certifiable training in relevant trainings/courses, with additional years of related work experience.
Experience:    At least one year of professional experience, preferably in the International Humanitarian/Development arena. Experience producing PowerPoints, data and other materials for senior management.

Knowledge & Skills:   

    Effective writing skills with demonstrated ability to write concise, well-developed materials, presentations and visuals under time constraints
    Effective communication skills orally and in writing 
    Ability to establish priorities, plan and organise work and produce results 
    Tact, persuasiveness and ability to work in multicultural and diverse settings with credibility, diplomacy and discretion
    Proven ability to establish and maintain good working relations with internal and external stakeholders

Languages:    Fluency (level C) in English language is essential.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language is preferred: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language



1.    Quality briefing materials, presentations, talking points, thematic papers prepared for the director in a timely manner
2.    Responses to requests managed and/or coordinated efficiently
3.    Timely and accurate support to divisional initiatives 
4.    Effective data visualization and infographic solutions adjusted for varied audiences. 


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which 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 application: 11 August, 2022 (Midnight, Rome Time)
Ref VA No. 170722


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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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