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Programme Associate-Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) G6/SC6, multiple duty stations (Roster)


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-27


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.


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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. A first level university degree in a related field is desirable.

Experience: Minimum Five years of relevant work experience in Programme.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English & Arabic.


These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are 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. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Collect data on food security, market prices, and related socio-economic indicators on regular basis at Country office and Area Office level.
  2. Monitor key food security variables in the State/Region (rainfall, crop cultivation and production, availability of agricultural and off-farm employment, coping mechanism, availability of pasture and water for livestock, terms of trade, livestock condition, disease outbreak, security condition, conflict over resources, trade flows, livestock migration routes, economic development, government policy and programs,  
  3. Maintain VAM food security database for Area offices, by ensuring data accuracy, regular synchronization/updating of central VAM Sudan database.
  4. Regularly compile and archive locally available secondary data and information, documents and reports on food security and nutrition and submit copies to the country office/ Area Office VAM Officer/ Focal Point and the Head of Programme.
  5. Lead/participate in market assessments including market functionality index (MFI) to inform cash-based interventions.
  6. Support in building the capacity of relevant counterparts to conduct vulnerability analysis, mapping and needs assessment independent of the WFP and INGOs.
  7. Assist in building partnership with other stakeholder and promote inter-agency coordination in conducting assessments and information sharing as well as analysis.
  8. Coordinate and follow up on development and implementation of Letters of Understanding (LOUs) with the various government counterparts at the state and federal level towards the implementation of the Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) and Comprehensive Food Security & Vulnerability Assessments (CFSVA);
  9. Participate, coordinate and/or lead food security assessments including Emergency Food security Assessments (EFSAs) and Rapid Needs Assessments (RNAs);
  10. Support targeting of residents in the field and area offices.
  11. Support profiling activities in area offices, including data collection, Complaints & Feedback Mechanism (CFM) analysis and reporting.
  12. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the head of VAM or his/her designee.


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.


• Has worked with technical teams (i.e.VAM etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

WFP Desired competencies (WFP Leadership Framework - Leading Through Others – Level 1)


26 September 2022


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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