6 Feb 2024

Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems Analyst) at World Food Programme (WFP)

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Job Description

The Office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Accra invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below.

Job Title: Analyst
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Post Grade: SC L8
Duty Station : Accra


• The Analyst will play a key role in the Food Systems Unit by providing essential data analysis, research, and insights to support decision-making processes.
• The primary goal of this role is to contribute to the organization’s strategic objectives by conducting in-depth analyses, generating meaningful reports, and ensuring the utilization of data-driven insights for informed decision-making.


Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator for Food Systems, the Business Support Assistant will be responsible for the following duties.

• Data Analysis: Conduct comprehensive data analysis using various tools and methodologies to extract meaningful insights and trends.
• Research: Gather and analyze industry-specific data, market trends, and competitor information to provide valuable insights and recommendations.
• Reporting: Prepare and deliver regular and ad-hoc reports to relevant stakeholders, translating complex data into clear and actionable information.
• Modeling: Develop and maintain statistical models, forecasts, and simulations to support business planning and strategy development.
• Data Visualization: Create visually engaging and informative charts, graphs, and dashboards to present data effectively.
• Recommendations: Provide data-driven recommendations to support strategic decision-making processes.
• Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify data needs and ensure data integrity.
• Documentation: Maintain accurate records of data sources, methodologies, and analyses for future reference and compliance.
• Any other duties as assigned.

Qualification Required & Experience

Minimum Academic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).

Desired Experiences for Entry into the role:

• A minimum of (1) year post-graduate professional relevant experience or first degree with 3 years’ professional relevant experience in data analysis, research, or related to the above as advertised.
• Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., Excel, R, Python, SQL) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI).
• Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team.

Language: Fluency and good command of the English language is essential.

Location: Accra

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 15th Feb, 2024

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