Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping Officer (VAM) Officer (NOB)

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JOB TITLE: Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping Officer (VAM) Officer
UNIT/DIVISION: Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM)
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Haïti (Port au Prince)
DURATION: 1 year, renewable
  • Closing Date: 24 November 2023 at 11:59pm Haiti time


Following the results of the recent Acute Food Security Classification (IPC) exercise in September, which showed that 4.4 million people are food insecure, WFP’s response is expanding in line with the challenges of dealing with insecurity and armed conflict in vulnerable areas. As a result, there is an increasing need for monitoring efforts, both programmatic and household vulnerability. The challenges of targeting and vulnerability monitoring are becoming increasingly critical in a resource-constrained environment. WFP Haiti is therefore seeking a VAM Officer to support the RAM Unit in dealing with these challenges through indepth data analysis for decision making, data visualization and improvement of the targeting process and needs assessments.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  1. Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
  2. Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  3. Support the development of food security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of 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.
  4. Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  5. Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  6. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
  7. Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
  8. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  10. Other as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS (details to be determined by Post Managers):

This section is optional to describe other duties, skills & knowledge required for the specific job.






Capability Name


Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level



Understand and communicate the

Strategic Objectives

Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from


change supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs ofbeneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.




Look for ways to

strengthen people’s skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.




Encourage innovation & creative solutions Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.




Connect and share across WFP units Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.



Capability Name


Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Food Security Analysis Demonstrates ability to conduct structured food security analysis—Identify underlying macro and micro factors impacting food security of communities and countries.

Provides findings and recommendations for the programmatic response.

Food Security Monitoring Manages the implementation of food security monitoring systems. Investigates any observed anomalies in the datasets and informs program management for operational response.
Technical Specialized

Knowledge (e.g., Economics,

Statistics, Public Health,

Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.)

Provides managerial and technical guidance for designing and conducting analyses, including computation, interpretation, and presentation of results for food security surveys and key indicators (comprehensive food security and vulnerability surveys, food security monitoring, implementing mobile surveys, market analysis, food consumption scores, coping strategies indices. data disaggregation, etc.)
Food Security Assessment Leads all aspects of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings and reporting. Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into operational programmatic response.
Strategic Operational Understanding Demonstrates strong understanding of country operations to participate in response analysis exercises to improve the cohesion between analytical findings and programmatic response. Constructs evidence base underlying technical and policy advice given to stakeholders.



Education: Advanced 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 relevant work experience.

Experience :

  • At least 6 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area, such as food security information management systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis.
  • Developed practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards.

Language: Fluency (level C) in French and Intermediate level ( B2) in English, as well as fluency in local language Haitian-Creole.

  • VA Reference no: 830273
  • Closing Date: 24 November 2023 at 11:59pm Haiti time
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