FAO and WFP are co-leading the food security cluster in Pakistan and are involved in a number of joint activities. These include Livelihood Recovery Appraisal covering 20 districts in Pakistan affected by 2010 and/or 2011 floods, Food Security Analysis to produce a Report on Food Security and Nutrition in Pakistan, initiation of Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in Pakistan and other activities to support the food security cluster. The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit has been contributing to a number of assessments and analyses on the food security situation and has been a major source of food security related information in Pakistan, including the food security cluster. In this context, the Food Security Assessment and Analysis Officer shall serve as a key person contributing to these important assessments and analyses on behalf of WFP VAM. The incumbent shall be formally contracted by FAO, but will be physically working at WFP and shall be responsible to WFP. Under the direct supervision of the Head of the VAM unit, the incumbent shall perform the following duties:
Contribute to studies and assessments related to food security and vulnerability including conceptual design, development of methodology, and implementation;
Contribute to food security analysis using primary and secondary data;
Literature review and use of information available from other sources, including various VAM studies to support assessment and analyses;
Ensure the reliability of primary data collection;
Contribute to report write up and editing;
Contribute to food security situation update through Integrated Food Security
Phase Classification (IPC) jointly with FAO, Government of Pakistan and related stakeholders;
Contribute to periodic food security monitoring in Pakistan;
Contribute to other inputs to the food security cluster as required by WFP;
Any other tasks assigned by the Head of the VAM or WFP management;
Under the overall guidance of the Head of the VAM unit and with certain degree of independence leads the WFP’s involvement in various joint studies and assessments.
Critical Success Factors:
Ability to compile, maintain and analyze data, prepare reports and draw conclusions and recommendations; ability to work in a team, and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts; effective and timely interaction with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description; ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Masters Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Geography, Sociology, Nutrition, Rural Development with 5-10 years of professional experience in food security assessment, vulnerability analysis or closely related area OR Ph.D with 06 years experience in relevant discipline.
Working experience with UN and/or international organizations in food sec will be an asset.
Strong knowledge of food security analysis and data collection, treatment and manipulation techniques typically associated with it.
Strong command over spoken and written English. Computer skills in Office Applications Including Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point. A good knowledge of statistics would be an advantage. Having Knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations administrative policies and procedures. Must have a high sense of responsibility, work precisely and pay great attention to details; Candidate must have the ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Strong communication skills and strong spirit of teamwork