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Company Name : World Food Program - Other locations

Programme Assistant (GIS) (G5 – Sana'a)

Job Description


To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the VAM Officer, the VAM Assistant (GIS) will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assemble and maintain appropriate food and nutrition security indicators for Yemen
  • Provide assistance in ensuring that rigorous quality data standards are maintained by the WFP Yemen VAM Unit.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of data derived from remotely sensed images and prepare relevant visualizations using GIS software packages.
  • Maintain and manage the Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets for VAM Spatial Data Infrastructure, using updated administrative geo data approved by the government and the UN team.
  • Support the design and production of different thematic maps for VAM and other units, using relevant and updated datasets that graphically represent geographic patterns of food insecurity and vulnerability from emergency needs assessments, climate change and other thematic areas of analysis.
  • Provide technical GIS support to the design and implementation of WFP Programmes – with particular emphasis on targeting of food assistance based on geographical or socio-economic criteria.
  • Direct liaison with VAM clients/partners to explore and identify their GIS needs and develop appropriate GIS products and exchange the experiences related to GIS and mapping.
  • Initiate and lead GIS products and mapping exercises to support the broader humanitarian needs.
  • Support the design, implementation and maintenance of a suitable and scalable online data repository platform and dashboards for disseminating and visualizing food security results, hazard maps and associated information using Tableau and other software.
  • Support CO assessments; including the development of assessment tools, sampling, trainings, monitoring of data collection and other duties as required.
  • Support key VAM activities, such as the annual Food Security and Livelihood Assessment, the Integrated Phase Classification analysis for Yemen.
  • Provide technical support, including capacity building, to Country Office staff, Area Offices and National Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, as required.
  • Any other tasks as required.

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