Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE CHARGE:
The strategic orientation and activities proposed in the Country Strategy of the World Food Program (WFP) respond to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the challenges currently facing the most vulnerable populations and local governments in Colombia. The Country Strategy contributes to building peace, reintegration and improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people.
In addition, WFP has a long experience as a food assistance agency in a humanitarian context and aims to develop capacities for preparedness and response to emergency situations that allow the population at risk to be treated more accurately and under clear procedures.
Due to the sharpening of the different phenomena present in the Colombian territory such as the situation of migration of Venezuelans, the internal armed conflict, forced displacement, confinement, among others; WFP has strengthened territorial preparedness and emergency response capacities through different actions, such as supporting local authorities in the characterization of the population and their needs, with a focus on food and nutrition security.
Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) provides answers to questions such as Who are people vulnerable to food insecurity? How many? Where they live? Why are they vulnerable to food insecurity? How is the situation expected to evolve and what are the main risks?
The vulnerability analysis and mapping assistant contributes to producing evidence based on primary and secondary information, to improve food and nutrition security policies and programs of WFP in Colombia. VAM activities typically include needs assessments, context analysis, targeting of potential beneficiaries, food market assessments, among others. This position works closely with the Central Program Unit and the staff of the PMA field offices. It is required to have availability to travel frequently.
In line with corporate policies, standards and regulations, data protection and privacy guidelines, country office priorities, public policies, humanitarian assistance prioritization tools and the VAM strategy, the functions of the VAM assistant will focus, but they will not be limited to the following key responsibilities:
Vulnerability, Market and Food Security Assessments.
Analysis, Prioritization and Strategic Reflection.
Data management and geospatial analysis.
Any other activity, as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED:
Languages: Spanish - advanced knowledge of English will be positively valued.