Regional VAM officer (mVAM) at World Food Programme

Job Title: Regional VAM officer (mVAM)

Grade: Regular Consultant I/II ( The level of the contract will be determined by WFP based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.)

Type of contract: Regular Consultant

Duration: 5 months

Duty Station: Home based (remote)

Vacancy Number 169328

Date of Publication: 12.07.2022

Deadline of Application:26.07.2022


WFP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is seeking a consultant to manage the implementation of the food security and livelihood surveillance in countries of priority in the region, the production of data, analysis and reporting or visualization through a dashboard.


  1. Support country offices in the design and roll out of the near-real time food security and livelihood monitoring systems, including support managing data call centers;
  2. Support the design of methodology and tools, contribute to analyses and prepare regional food security, livelihood and other vulnerabilities
  3. Reports/bulleting/dashboards based on mVAM data;
  4. Support country offices in the implementation of mVAM as well as technical guidance and preparation of mVAM based information products;
  5. Work closely with the HQ Hunger Monitoring unit and ensure high quality mVAM related assessments in the region;
  6. Support the monitoring team in the use of mVAM for programme monitoring;
  7. Provide training to relevant staff of the regional bureau and country offices to build up mVAM technical capacity in the region;
  8. Collaborate with other units, particularly the nutrition unit, CBT and EPR, on the use of mVAM and inter-unit collaboration on assessments, targeting and identification of response options;
  9. Any other tasks as assigned by the Head of the Unit.



At least a Master’s Degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography, or other related fields, or First university degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in food security, livelihood and nutrition assessment and analysis or a closely related area, such as food security information management systems. Candidates having 6 or less years of relevant and demonstrable experience will be considered for CST I level and those with longer experience for CST II level.
  • Has led surveys, including remote phone-based surveys, multiple food security and nutrition assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis to inform decision making.
  • Has solid track record of report writing.
  • Has experience in data visualization/dashboard production
  • Has experience in partnership building and capacity building for national partner.
  • Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing on food security and resilience building.


  • A solid experience on food security and nutrition analyst
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis for humanitarian purposes. Advanced software skills in SPSS is required;
  • Experience in implementation of mVAM including design of tools and methodology, and also analysis of mVAM data;
  • A good experience in producing information products based on food security and nutrition analysis, including data visualization/dashboard


  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English (Level C)
  • Ability to draft professional reports without the need for additional editing before publishing

How to apply

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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. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. 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.

June 2024