• WFP Egypt Careers | Economic & Market Analyst

    WFP Egypt Careers | Economic & Market Analyst

    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    The Purpose of this job is to support the delivery of professional, client-focused services, partnering with managers to implement food security analysis in line with WFP corporate priorities

    Within delegated authority, the National Economic & Market Analyst (Vulnerability & Mapping Officer) will be responsible for the following duties. The incumbent is expected to work in coordination with relevant units within the Regioanl Bureau in Cairo, Vulnerability & Mapping Officers (VAM Officers) at the headquarter as well as Country Offices (COs).

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

      Support the completion of the standardization of market and price monitoring in country offices

    • Produce/adapt market monitoring tools for Country Offices to facilitate the monitoring and reporting in a standardized and comparable manner

    • Advise on Country Offices’ food security and market monitoring information products

    • Assist COs with regular and standard market monitoring in L2/L3 countries and where capacity is limited

    • Conduct socio-economic studies in coordination with Headquarter and Country Offices.

    • Participate in market assessments in Country Offices to assess feasibility of cash-based transfer programmes

    • Support the Cash Working Group at the Regional Bureau and Country Offices level with ad hoc analyses, including food and minimum expenditure basket calculation, supply chain and inter-sectorial assessments, etc.

    • Support in augmenting capacity of governments partners and Country Offices staff in socio-economic analysis

    • Conduct training on economic analysis for Country Offices staff, to conduct advanced studies and analyses relevant to their Country Office.

    • Provide on-the-job training to Country Office VAM Officers/focal points for effective market monitoring and market assessments

    • Conduct training and information sessions for government staff to augment their capacity, foster the partnership and build up on each other’s comparative advantages.

    • Contribute to the scale-up of SNAP implementation, setting it up for the Phase 2, by carrying out the below activities:

    • Manage information and data inputted to and disseminated through SNAP, ensure data quality

    • Revise the methodology and create of scenarios using SISMod (Shock Impact Simulation Model), testing its validity

    • Explore further applications of SISMod for program and policy informing in the contexts of countries in the region.

    • Contribute to technical discussions on the application and scalability of the SNAP with partners, governments and other relevant stakeholders.

    • Coach and technically support a team of SNAP analysts in targeted Country Offices and the Regional Bureau in Cairo.

    • Support the development and adaptation of SNAP platform for each country context, in coordination with Country Offices.

    • Technically advise and support the SNAP Coordinator

    • Contribute to Food Security and Nutrition Analysis

    • Provide technical support to VAM colleagues in designing and analyzing food security assessments and analysis

    • Provide technical support to Nutrition unit in designing and analyzing Nutrition studies/initiatives (e.g. Cost of Diet/Cost of Hunger).

    Job Requirements

    • Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Econometrics, Statistics or other related fields..

    • At least three years of progressively responsible experience, of which at least one year closely related to food security and market analysis functions.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Very advanced knowledge of STATA and Excel.

    • Knowledge of programming languages as R or Python is advantage.

    • Experience abroad highly desirable / high multicultural skills.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, courtesy, tact and ability to effectively deal with people of different nationals and culture.

    • Able to interact and analyze wide varieties of programme issues and statistical information.

    • Able to work systematically, use initiatives and good judgment and to communicate complex matters both oral and in writing.

    • Hard worker and fast-learner.

    • Can work with minimum supervision; supervise and train support staff; and to communicate in a team spirit with different people with cultural and ethnic background.

    • Can work under pressure and in hectic environment.

    • Willingness to travel.

    • UN experience is preferred.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: WFP Egypt

    Vacancy Type: Full-time Job

    Job Functions: Writing/Editing, Analyst, Research

    Job Location: Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

    Contract Type: One year (Renewable)

    Application Deadline: 17 November 2018


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