VAM Officer vacancy at WFP ‘International Regular Consultant Level 1’ | April 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Contract type: International Regular Consultant – Level 1

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.

VAM Officer (Deputy VAM team leader and Data analysis) (832346)

– Working Job Language (2) English and Portuguese


Contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports CBT, food security, and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g., needs assessment and situation analyses, market assessments, targeting, cost-effectiveness, and operational efficiency).


  1. Support the RAM team at the CO in Maputo with the creation of a strategy to integrate essential needs components into national vulnerability frameworks;
  2. Support the Cash Based Transfers (CBT) team in conducting market functionality assessments in several provinces of Mozambique.
  3. Train staff at the CO and in field offices on markets assessments, price monitoring, essential need analysis, data analysis and reporting;
  4. Collaborate with the Government of Mozambique and WFP colleagues for updating Minimum Expenditure Baskets and transfer values in priority provinces;
  5. Support the VAM team leader with production of quarterly food security and nutrition reports and price monitoring bulletins.
  6. Lead targeting activities carried out by the RAM team, in particular the Vulnerability based targeting exercise in Cabo Delgado and joint targeting activities with UNHCR for assistance to refugees in Maratane camp;
  7. Collaborate with the M&E team leader to improve monitoring processes and identify synergies with VAM activities;
  8. Act as deputy lead of the VAM team, supporting with budgeting, workplans and recruitment;
  9. Support standardization of food security, nutrition, prices and market data and sharing within WFP and with partners.


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


Education: University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


CST I:  At least 5 years of experience in data analysis, market evaluations, price monitoring, food security and vulnerability analysis, accountability, and statistics

Languages:  International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language; intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language languages is an asset.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Markets assessments, Market functionality index, Essential Needs Analysis

  • Minimum Expenditure Basket

  • Food Security Assessments

  • Data collection tools, ODK/ONA/MODA,SPSS, ArcGIS, excel advanced


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following website for detailed information on working with WFP: UN World Food Programme (WFP) “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations


16 APRIL 2024


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