Programme Associate, Data Anaylst SC 6

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme



This position is based in Tripoli, Libya

Only for Libyan Nationals

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

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


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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A graduate university programme in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Food Security, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Development Studies or similar relevant discipline

Years of Experience:5 years of work experience in data collection, management of databases, field assessments, or monitoring and evaluation.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.


WFP Libya is operating in a very complex context with migration agenda as well as humanitarian and development needs in-country. WFP remains committed to performance management and determined to strengthen its accountability. It has become vital for WFP to present robust and evidence-based results against resources deployed in the line of sight. Accountability to affected populations as well as to governments, national and international partners, and donors is a priority. When credible and evidence-based information generated from WFP’s monitoring systems is used to ask the right questions and provoke reflection, then sound management decisions can be made on operational design, planning, and implementation, which also will influence positive operational effectiveness, impact, relevance, efficiency, and sustainability.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. The data analyst will be responsible for analyzing outcome and output monitoring data and contribute to the monthly M&E dashboard and bi-annual M&E report based on the analysis findings.

2. Work closely with WFP Libya COMET Focal Point for the greater utilization of COMET data and for the greater improvement in the data quality

3. Support analysis and reporting of household survey (both quantitative, qualitative data)

4. Support analysis of market data (time-series of food commodity prices)

5. Support the development of innovative data collection tools and methodologies.

6. To produce an automated dashboard or regular visually accessible reports for senior management and other units;

7. Provide technical guidance, interpretations and recommendations to develop programme activities and to facilitate the effective reach of food assistance needs.

8. Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities by providing technical knowledge to support the assessment of activity impact

9. Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.

10. Ensure that output and outcome indicators are reviewed periodically and modified based on measurement trends and feedback.

11. Contribute to the development of the Theory of change results for different programmatic areas

12. Review evaluation reports and provide feedback and suggestions 



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Proficient in statistical packages (SPSS), Good knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.

Experience with survey data statistics (design and analysis); Strong analytical and data interpretation, data visualization skills.

Experience in using analysis software including SPSS, Tableau, R, and other analysis software. Optional: Mapping skills (QGIS or ArcGIS)

Reliability, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills are highly appreciated.

Teamwork and good social skills.

Ability to work both collaboratively and under minimum supervision, and under tight deadlines.


  • This position is open for nationals of Libya only or individuals holding a valid work and residency permit for Libya.
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Monthly payment is complemented with a contribution towards social security/pension
  • International Medical Insurance provided for contractor and dependents (spouse and children)
  • Attractive leave entitlements


Deadine for applications 7 November 2021


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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

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.

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