Data Analyst

World Food Programme, Rome, Italy

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th December, 2019

Job Description


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.


In 2018, WFP delivered a record-high US $1.76 billion in Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) in 62 countries – representing 35 percent of its total portfolio, and up from US $10 million in ten countries in 2009. In the past decade, the number of beneficiaries receiving a form of cash-based assistance is growing rapidly, even multiplying. It is an evolving time for humanitarian assistance.

The SC CBT & Markets Unit (SCOT), supports the development of sustainable markets, required to achieve zero hunger. A significant amount of data is generated from WFP’s CBT operations which can be used to understand, monitor and improve not only the operations themselves but also the markets impacted.


Under the direct supervision of SCOT’s chief, and in close consultation with other CBT functions, the Data Analyst is responsible for supporting SCOT’s data analysis and information management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Understand all the steps of the CBT assistance, related datasets, data sources and data flow available.
  • Identify CBT analytical requirements in Country Offices, Regional Bureaux and CBT units in HQ, with emphasis on SCOT’s requirements
  • Support the development or enhancement of data analysis and visualizations related to SC CBT processes with particular emphasis in:
  • Understanding purchasing patterns using sales data
  • Supplier performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Survey data for market assessments
  • SCOT Key Performance Indicators
  • Provide training to colleagues at different levels in the organization on usage, interpretation and development of data visualization
  • Document all data analysis, reports and dashboards activities to keep a knowledge base of data reporting activities
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as data analyst
  • University degree in business administration, economics, statistics, mathematics and/or related field
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English as well as another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)


  • Strong experience in data analysis, visualization and reporting
  • Experience working with BI tools (Tableau is an advantage)
  • Previous experience in retail, distribution and/or manufacture is an advantage
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment is an advantage
  • Previous experience with WFP is an advantage


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