Ended Food Security Analyst 

The Job

Food Security Analyst 

Job Posting: 12/Feb/2021

Closure Date: 27/Feb/2021, 12:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FNYAR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Yemen-Sana'A

Duration: 4 months

Post Number: N/A

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Organizational Setting

FAO's office for Yemen is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under Yemen. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. This position is based in FAO Representation in Sanaa, Yemen. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative FAO Yemen and the direct supervision of Chief Technical Advisor, Strengthening Food Security Information and Early Warning System (FSNIS)

Technical Focus

Food Security and Statistical Analysis

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis of food security data acquired from routine data collection and/or surveys sets using relevant statistical (MS Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc)
  • Develop routine and non-routine analytical outputs (charts, graphs, tables, etc) to support Food Security Analysis
  • Develop or enhance data management process (data collection, transfer, entry, cleaning) ensuring it is conducted to the highest technical level possible
  • Contribute to the preparation of high-quality food security information products (IPC reports, food security reports, etc)
  • Assist in developing and enhancing the regular and ad-hoc data collection instruments (data collection forms) ensuring all indicators are analytically relevant and eventually entered into a database
  • Lead field assessments for national surveys including development of data management process, data flow procedures, creating data validation procedures, and analytical processes
  • Assemble and ensure integrity of data sets, tables, charts, etc when required by internal or external sources
  • Review and clear food security reports received from respective hubs and GFUs
  • Contribute to capacity building and trainings of all stakeholders
  • Support analytical activities of Nutrition Information Team as required
  • Support the National Food Security Coordinator in organizing awareness raising events, training workshops and regular meetings with the key stakeholders and technical partners
  • Participate and/or plan internal and external meetings regarding the utilization and management of project databases
  • Any other related office duties as required


Minimum Requirements   

  • Advanced university degree in related field (Statistics or Economics)
  • At least 5 years of experience in food security and related fields. Candidates with a relevant first degree with over 7 years relevant experience will also be considered
  • Software skills: SPSS/STATA management processing of large databases
  • Understanding the food security and livelihoods dynamics of Yemen
  • Good working knowledge (level C) of English
  • National of Yemen

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in food security and IPC analytical systems and frameworks
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting the design and use of food security data collection tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work with SPSS and/or STATA
  • Familiarity with UN system, procedures and operational activities;

Selection Criteria/ Technical/Functional Skills

  • Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
How to Apply
  • Employer: FAO
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 12 February 2021
  • Deadline: 27 February 2021