VAM Officer-Consultant

Closing Date: August 15, 2023



This role guides WFP Caribbean’s VAM engagements with government and regional partners on capacity strengthening on analytical and data processes relating to shock-responsive social protection, food security, and disaster preparedness, including digital data collection, vulnerability analysis, targeting, and market monitoring. This position manages the generation of the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and government efforts to promote food security such as regional food security assessment and country-level livelihoods analyses. The position will include a strong focus on building national VAM capacities in the team across the multi-country set-up. This Consultant will report to the Head of Programme in the Caribbean MCO. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the  timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.

2. Coordinate and manage any support required through VAM activities to ensure strong linkages to programme design and implementation of capacity strengthening initiatives.

3. Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.

4. Manage and/or conduct food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis and prepare 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.

5. Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.

6. Provide advice and guidance on the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations to enable food assistance needs to be met effectively.

7. Supervise and support VAM Officers, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

8. Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact. 

9. Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, advocate for appropriate interventions (based on an evidence) and identify areas for potential collaboration.

10. Build the capacity of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.

11. Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work to ensure equal participation of woman and men.

12. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

13. Other as required.

Qualified candidates are required to complete an online candidate profile in UN WFP Careers Website. Only applications received from the WFP Careers Website are considered valid and will be processed.

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WFP seeks candidates ofthe highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of the position is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status

Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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