Data Analyst for the Food Security Cluster P3 - Rome, Italy

Post date Tuesday, 17 January, 2023 - 13:20
Closing date Sunday, 29 January, 2023 - 23:45
Document Type Vacancy Announcement
Sources Food Security Cluster / Sector
Filed under Job Vacancies

About the job

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.

Are you a seasoned Data Analyst interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 29th, 2023 (11:59 PM CET). 


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.



The position is based in Rome (Italy) and reports to the global Food Security Cluster Programme and Policy Officer.

‘Information Management’ (IM) and Data Analysis (DA) involve collecting, analyzing, and sharing information through high-quality information products. These are designed to assist food security cluster partners to make programmatic, evidence-based and strategic decisions regarding aspects of a humanitarian crisis. Sound and effective Cluster Coordination relies on IM & DA.

The global Food Security Cluster Information Management and Data Analysis team supports Country Offices through the provision of technical backstopping on data analysis, mapping, and visualization. The team is also responsible to produce guidance documents and material for field-based IMOs and produce global IM products.

The focus of this position is to strengthen data collection, analysis, and reporting at the global level.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Lead the development of, and maintain up to date, the gFSC data warehouse, a repository centralizing and aggregating Food Security operational and analytical data.
  • Map, explore and leverage/integrate relevant global datasets and reports, from FSC partners and beyond (e.g., IPC, FAO GIEWS, WFP Hunger Map, etc.).
  • Conduct analysis of global data on food security: needs and targets, implemented responses, financial resources, etc., as well as the correlation between them, trend analyses, etc.
  • Disseminate findings for strategic decision making, through the development of online visualization tools, feeding quality information into gFSC advocacy initiatives and documents, and preparation of presentations for different fora (if/as requested).
  • Support the capacity building of FSC field teams through collective and one-on-one training, and contribute to the development of training and learning materials with a focus on food security data analysis and country contributions to gFSC data analysis initiatives.
  • Contribute to the update of the FSC Information Management (IM) Handbook and Toolbox as needed (templates and guidance) with focus on food security data analysis and country contributions to gFSC data analysis initiatives.
  • Provide on-demand backstopping for FSC Information Management Officers.
  • Participate in relevant global fora as requested.
  • Any other duties as required.




  • Advanced University degree in Economics, International Cooperation, Statistics, Data Management, GIS or other related fields.


  • Minimum of 5 years of postgraduate, relevant progressively responsible experience in the humanitarian field and emergency context
  • Experience in Food Security data analysis
  • Experience with inter-agency coordination (and food security cluster in particular) is highly desirable


  • Fluency (level C) in the English language
  • Fluency (level C) in the French language



  • Strong knowledge of and experience in using advanced Excel and Access for database management;
  • Strong knowledge of data visualization and mapping (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, or any other mapping tools, PowerBi, Tableau, etc.);
  • Ability to present information in understandable and catchy tables, charts and graphs;
  • Data storage and file management expertise;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian cluster system and its dynamics;
  • Knowledge of food security.


  • Data analysis using statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, etc.);
  • Information Technology for data extraction automatization and website management;
  • Training material preparation and training delivery.



  • A Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period of up to 2 years. 


  • The position is based in Rome, Italy and the selected candidate will be expected to relocate.


WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

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

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.



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