Programme Associate (GIS and VAM)

WFP - World Food Programme

Short Description

Vacancy Announcement


WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is actively seeking a highly skilled candidate for the role of Programme Associate (GIS & VAM).

Job Title: Programme Associate (GIS & VAM)

Grade: GS -6

Type of contract: fixed term appointment                                           

Duration: one year (with possibility of extension)

Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Vacancy Number: One

Date of Publication: 24 May 2024

Deadline of Application: 7 June 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Cambodia Only.



WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.

3. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

4. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.

6. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.

7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.

8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.

9. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.

10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial analysis

  • Produce high-quality maps of contextual information (e.g., food security, nutrition, poverty, climate, disasters, migration, etc.) and programme implementation in accordance with corporate mapping protocols; 
  • Contribute to updating and maintaining WFP’s spatial dataset library, including extracting relevant information from various databases, reports, public repositories, and other sources;
  • Design, develop and apply data collection tools for geospatial information, including GPS coordinates;

Information management and data analysis

  • Contribute to the development and management of databases, spreadsheets, and other information management tools, including the review, documentation, and quality-assurance of datasets for accuracy, consistency and comparability.  
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular basis to support analysis and data visualizations.
  • Perform data analysis related to food security, nutrition and vulnerability, with statistical software and document the analytical outputs.
  • Produce data visualizations, including dashboards, charts, infographics and other tools, for evidence generation products, advocacy and communications purposes.

Documentation, publication, and advocacy

  • Contribute to the design, development and production of communication materials and analytical products, such as reports, briefs, bulletins (e.g. food price bulletin), and presentations, for technical and non-technical audiences. The contributions can include narrative text, analytical inputs, maps, data visualizations and graphic design, where appropriate.
  • Participate in dissemination and advocacy related tasks in close collaboration with the WFP Communications team and in line with corporate guidelines.

Training and capacity strengthening 

  • o Contribute to the design and delivery of technical trainings to government counterparts, cooperating partners, and WFP staff on food price and food security data analysis, and/or GIS, geospatial analysis, information management and interpretation and use of maps and other data visualization tools. The contributions can include training course materials, guidelines, self-learning tools, training delivery and facilitation, and training documentation, where appropriate. 
  • Ensure gender dimensions are taken into account throughout all areas of work under this post; 
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A university degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in a related functional area such as statistics, economics, econometrics, geography or similar.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language is an asset.


  • Has a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience as a data analyst, data scientist, GIS analysts or similar.
  • Has demonstrated skills in using Microsoft Excel and other standard software packages like Tableau, Canva. 
  • Has proficiency in using GIS software (e.g., Arc-GIS desktop and Arc-GIS Pro, web-based mapping and analysis with Google Earth engine, QGIS), conducting geospatial analysis and producing map products. 
  • Has experience in using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R) and conducting statistical analyses, preferably in food security and nutrition. 
  • Has experience using tablets/smartphones and digital data collection software (ODK, KoBoToolbox). 
  • Has experience in database management, data visualization and dashboard development.



Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas (Nutrition): Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation, and realignment of high-quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government: Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:  

  1. Leading by example with integrity,  
  2. Driving results and delivering on commitments,  
  3. Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,  
  4. Applying strategic thinking,  
  5. Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.  


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. 


Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations: 

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. 

WFP is [email protected] to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP. 


The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


Cambodia has achieved significant success in poverty reduction and human development. However, a substantial share of the population remains vulnerable to poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition, and shocks. Human capital development, access to healthy diets and an end to malnutrition are ambitions on the national agenda that have yet to be achieved, impairing people’s ability to engage actively as productive members of society. These issues need to be addressed for Cambodia to achieve its ambitious goal of reaching upper-middle-income country status by 2030. To that end, in the current Country Strategic Plan 2024-2028, WFP adopts an integrated approach across the mutually reinforcing systems of social protection, food systems and disaster management, promoting healthy diets through nutrition-sensitive approaches in tandem with other investments, including in climate adaptation, that will reinforce food and nutrition security. The World Food Programme (WFP) is actively seeking a highly skilled candidate for the role of Programme Associate (GIS & VAM).

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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