Food Security and Nutrition Assesment

World Food Programme, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th March, 2019

Job Description


To generate and/or contribute to the VAM eveidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assesment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness and operational efficiency)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):

  • Enhance, as feasible, alignment of FSNA content with stakeholder needs
  • Review previous reviews of the FSNA and ACF surveys, surveillance and early warning systems in Karamoja;
  • Review previous consultations with Food Security & Nutrition Partners in Karamoja on information needs and potential areas of improvement to the current FSNAs (Frequency, content, dissemination, utilization);
  • Examine and propose questions/modules to include in the FSNA questionnaire to ensure adequate data capture to inform Impact and outcome indicators within the Karamoja Nutrition Programme (KNP);
  • Expand the WFP Trends analysis of Food Security and Nutrition Indicators to include causality analysis and recommend optimal frequency for this as a supplement to the regular FSNA;
  • Support ongoing FSNA quality improvement through strengthening of processes & rigour as appropriate
  • Consolidate existing protocols for data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination and ensure consistency with the WFP-UNICEF JANFSA (Joint Approach to Nutrition and Food Security Assessments) guidelines;
  • Update FSNA codebook and consolidate existing supervisor/ enumerator training materials into a comprehensive manual;
  • Review previous assessments and document the methodology to be adopted for the next FSNA rounds;
  • Elaborate and document a mechanism to establish a panel of households to be included in the data collection during each round;
  • Improve communication & utilization of FSNA findings
  • Draw on the WFP Trends analysis of Food Security and Nutrition Indicators and work with IT specialists to develop an online Food Security and Nutrition indicators dashboard to allow continuous tracking and availability of information to stakeholders ;
  • Propose additional actions to improve utilization of FSNA findings by various stakeholders;
  • Propose approaches to enhance government capacity strengthening/handover
  • Document a capacity strengthening and transition/handover strategy to government (OPM/MOH/UBOS) at national and sub-national level based on ongoing efforts;
  • Suggest complementary information systems for Food Security/Nutrition surveillance
  • Review strengths and gaps of the current FSNA vis-à-vis Food Security and Nutrition surveillance in Karamoja and propose complementary data collection/analysis mechanisms for a robust Early warning system in Karamoja;
  • As part of the above, make recommendations on how to operationalise a broader MS FS and nutrition Information system


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
  • People
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).
  • Performance
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
  • Partnership
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.


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 work experience and/or training/courses


  • Gained valuable experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data,conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders.
  • Has led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
  • Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing in food security

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.


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