Chief Senior Analyst Officer

World Food Programme, Italy

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd December, 2020

Job Description

The Corporate Planning and Performance (CPP) Division establishes standards, products and services to ensure a transparent and accountable planning, budgeting and performance management function in WFP. Serving internal and external clients and stakeholders, the Division provides critical support to oversight and decision-making, driving the effective and efficient implementation of WFPs mandate. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, CPP works across the organization to ensure effective and efficient processes across the performance cycle (planning, budgeting, implementation oversight, and reporting). The Division strives to deliver simple, clear and coherent planning to reporting services and products to its clients.

The Performance Analysis Cell (PAC) enhances CPP’s services and products, while enriching information available for decision making. It contributes to greater institutional coordination, streamlining and simplification of data-driven decision making. By leveraging corporate data across various functions, the PAC analysis will support performance management decision making and enhance WFPs understanding of effectiveness and efficacy and efficiency dynamics. Ultimately, PAC supports the CPP Division and the Resource Management (RM) Department by providing value-added data analysis to inform decision making across a range of Resource Management areas including performance management and resource prioritization, allocation, and oversight.

The PAC will contribute data-driven analysis as input to RM departmental services and products such as the Management Plan, Strategic Resource Allocation Committee (SRAC), the Annual Performance Plan (APR), and periodic functional/technical updates.


The Chief Senior Analyst leads the Performance Analysis Cell in providing value-added analysis and insight enhancing planning, budgeting and performance management services and products, with three core objectives:

Deliver insightful analysis addressing strategic effectiveness and efficiency questions to enhance planning, budgeting and performance management products led and managed by accountable CPP units such as the Corporate Results Framework, pipeline updates, Management Plan, periodic beneficiary management updates, periodic resource utilization updates, and the APR.
Contribute planning, budget and performance analysis to SRAC resource allocation decision-making and oversight.
Improve accountability and transparency across the performance cycle by leveraging data for cross-functional analytics and visualization tools via corporate dashboards, and scorecards.
Main activities include:

Under the supervision of Director of CPP, the Chief Senior Analyst will perform the following functions:

  • Define product requirements and objectives in collaboration with CPP management and liaising closely with relevant stakeholders
  • Advise on analytic methodology and data availability for production of quality analysis and advisory services and products
  • Develop requirements for data retrieval and production of visualization for analysis.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Managers responsible for data management to ensure workflow, obtain permissions for data access, identify and resolve data bottlenecks, and ensure coherence of analysis and veracity of data interpretation.
  • Oversee the drafting of analysis, presentations and communications tailored to the specific needs of target audiences for AED RM/CFO and CPP delivery.
  • Provide verbal, written and digital analytic briefs as required.
  • Lead Performance Analysis Cell team in work-planning, implementation, production, review and continual improvement of analysis products.
  • Develop a PAC communication and advocacy strategy and lead the PAC team in its implementation
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Any other business as required.



  • 7 years or more of relevant progressive work experience in data management, data architecture, data governance, data analysis and/or relevant fields.
  • Experience working with data analysts or business data analysts
  • Proven experience in data visualization


  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to understand the problems that are happening and extrapolate them to a higher level across systems for impact assessment
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Understanding of data models, data mining, reporting packages, databases, programming
  • Adept at report writing and presenting findings in data visualization.
  • High degree of adaptability and successfully manage the daily challenges of a technical environment.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, ability to work in multicultural settings
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement


  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses. Certifications from top tech companies or universities is a plus.


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