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Data Analyst

World Food Programme

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Opportunités de carrière : Data Analyst (140501)



(Female Candidates are encouraged to apply)

The United Nations World Food Programme in Guinea-Bissau is looking for the services of a Intern for supporting Vulnerability, Food security and Nutrition data analysis within the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Team.

Job Title : Data Analyst   

Duty Station : Bissau (Internship will be done remotely)

Type of Contract : Internship

Position Level : n/a

Duration : 3 months

Entry on Duty Date : May 17, 2021

Country context

Guinea-Bissau is a low-income and food-deficit country, ranking 178 out of 189 countries in the 2019 HDI. Forty-seven years of political instability have deeply constrained socioeconomic and human development. Poverty impacts women more than men, reflecting gender inequalities in access to education, land and credit. Vulnerabilities were further impacted by COVID-19, exacerbating institutional weaknesses, inadequate public services, lack of safety nets and overreliance on cashew nut exports.

General elections in 2014 marked a return to constitutional order after the 2012 coup d’état. The country successfully held legislative and presidential elections in 2019, though a legal dispute ensued over the presidential election results initially announced by the National Electoral Commission. In February, before a final ruling by the Supreme Court, the previously announced winner proclaimed himself President, dismissed the Government and appointed a Prime Minister, prompting a political crisis. In September, the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the electoral litigation case brought to an end the legal dispute over the Presidency. Although Parliament approved the current Government’s programme and the 2020 State Budget, political tensions persist amid a contentious constitutional reform and the exclusion of the main political party from Government. The human rights situation also remains a concern.

WFP focuses on capacity strengthening of government institutions and builds synergies with national partners to optimize mutually supportive and gender-transformative interventions that are part of an integrated strategy encompassing home-grown school feeding, social protection, resilience, malnutrition prevention and treatment, emergency preparedness and response. WFP has been present in Guinea-Bissau since 1974.

About the World Food Programme (WFP)

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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 emergency, 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 help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has a global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.   

Detailed description of the internship project:

WFP Guinea-Bissau is assisting the Government to implement a Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) since June 2015 with funding from the European Union. To date, 6 rounds (face to face surveys) of food security and nutrition data collection have been done and the coordination structure has been set up; it involves the Ministries of Agriculture, Health, Planning and Finance, the donor, NGOs, UN agencies. It is foreseen that the system will be fully handed over to the Government (Ministry of Agriculture) by January 2023. However, at the moment, the system still relies quite substantially on WFP support. The intern will support the WFP Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring coordinator and the Government to set up a lighter and more sustainable FSNMS based on the model of “sentinel systems” already rolled out in other countries by WFP and its partners. Computation and analysis of previous datasets will be one of core task for achieving this goal. 

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of programme, the specific tasks of the Intern will consist of supporting the FSNMS coordinator to:

 1. Compile le 6 face to face datasets;
 2. Undertake research on the use of sentinel sites for FSNMS in the West Africa and other regions (including entirely Government run as well as in line with regional systems Food Security monitoring systems- i.e. Cadre Harmonise in the Sahel (CH)- Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC) in Southern Africa, etc.;
 3. Analyse specific constraints/opportunities to set up the system in Guinea-Bissau;
 4. Provide recommendations on a model of FSNMS that can be financially sustained by the Government of Guinea-Bissau through existing regional structures;
 5. Design and present the core elements of the sentinel food security and nutrition system
 6. Produce a final report.

Education :
 • Completion of secondary school education
 • Enrolled in a master’s degree or completed a master degree no more than 6 months before the application deadline in either Agricultural Sciences, Economy, Social sciences, Statistics, Nutrition.
Language :
 • Fluent English or French in writing and speaking
 • Proficiency in Portuguese is an advantage  
Knowledge and Skills :

 • Advanced data analysis methodologies and interpretation of results.
 • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools (SPSS, R, Stata, etc.) and methods.
 • Excellent reporting skills.
 • He/she is expected to be creative and propose innovative solutions that can enhance work efficiency.
 • Candidate must be adaptable, willing to work as part of a team, culturally sensitive.

Candidates should first register on e-recruitment ( and then apply for the position.

Candidates should also attach the following documents:

 • Motivation letter (signed)
 • Curriculum Vitae
 • Diplomas
 • Identity Card

Closing date for application: March  14th, 2021.

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