Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM&PR) Officer
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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 emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Job Summary: The Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst and Information Management) will work for the Uganda Country Office (UGCO) as part of a team and under the supervision of the Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM&PR) Officer and is responsible for primarily GDT data analysis and data anomaly detection. The Analyst will develop corporate visualization solutions derived from multiple data sources using state-of the-art tools to enable insight and decision-making at various levels; perform ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner; implement any software required for accessing, handling, processing, analyzing and visualizing data appropriately and Implement data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems while assisting in processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Utilize statistical tools for analysis identifying trends for descriptive and predictive analysis primarily focused on Global Distribution Tool (GDT) data and broadly focused on food distribution, beneficiary identification, food security and livelihoods, ensuring its readiness for visualization and dissemination.
- Identify ways of gathering and utilizing internal data which can help us better understand how to maximize the impact and outcomes of our programmmes.
- Identify opportunities to leverage existing external datasets for increased impact and more targeted programme activities.
- Review, update, develop, maintain, and oversee overall ETL pipeline for remote food security monitoring utilizing tabular data at the lowest possible administrative level.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst and Information Management) job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science, environmental management, Data Communication & Software Engineering, food security, nutrition or other relevant.
- At least 4 (four) years of professional experience for candidates with bachelor’s degree, or 2 (two) years with master’s degree, progressive responsibility in data analysis.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in development, implementation and maintenance of business intelligence/analytics or related areas is required.
- Proven experience in data collection, cleaning, processing, compilation and statistical analysis;
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with MS Power BI, SQL, Qlik Sense, Python for data science, R, STATA/SPSS, Tableau, managing large datasets, data engineering, data integration, big data analytics tool (Palantir), databases tools (MS Access, PHP, SQL).
- Experience with Microsoft SQL or other relational databases is required.
- Experience in solving analytical problems using quantitative techniques;
- Language: Fluency and accuracy in both oral and written communication in English.
- Familiarity with analytical techniques such as text mining, sentiment analysis, predictive analysis and event detection;
- Experience with DAX, advanced Excel Formulas and Power Query;
- Experience with the following Office365 tools: Flow, Forms, PowerApps and SharePoint;
- A passion for empirical investigation and for answering hard questions with data in a clear and precise way;
- Ability to take high level, loosely-defined business problems and identify precise, quantitative solutions;
NB: 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 2nd December 2021