World Health Organization Job Vacancy: VAM Activity Manager, Jakarta

Career Opportunities: VAM Activity Manager (104549)

Requisition # 104549 - Posted 26/03/2019 - Short Term Monthly - Asia, Southern - Indonesia - Jakarta - Working Job Language (1) - PROGRAMME & POLICY

JOB TITLE: VAM Activity Manager (Activity 1)
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Regular Consultant (SC-10)
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Jakarta, Indonesia
DURATION: 6 months (with possibility of extension)


Activity 1 of the WFP Indonesia Country Programme in Indonesia will “support the Government in collecting and analysing food security and nutrition data for optimum policies and programmes.” The purpose of the assignment is to lead WFP Indonesia’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit as it strengthens the government’s efforts in this area.

The Government of Indonesia seeks cooperation with WFP on the 2015-2019 National Medium-Term Development Plan policy directions i.)) improve the quality of food consumed and nutrition by promoting balanced diets, and ii.)) mitigate the effects of disasters on food security. Strategic Outcome 1 of the WFP Country Programme 200914 includes Activity 1: Support the Government in collecting and analysing data on food security and nutrition for optimum policies and programmes.

Achieving the National Medium-Term Development Plan goals for food security and nutrition requires greater analytical capacity and processes to monitor progress. The country office’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit and the Food Security Agency have been collaborating since 2000 to improve data analysis at the national and provincial level. WFP will assist the Food Security Agency improve its monitoring of food-security trends and food prices and to enhance early-warning systems. It will provide policymakers with up-to-date evidence upon which to base decisions on food security and nutrition.

This activity will enhance the Government’s reporting on SDG indicators and will inform targeting and monitoring of WFP interventions. FAO and WFP will continue to support the Government of Indonesia in preparing for the possible impact of extreme weather conditions on food security and nutrition, and to strengthen the national capacity to conduct food security monitoring, analysis and early warning.

This position will be responsible for maintaining and upgrading (as required) the Vulnerability Analysis Monitoring Platform for the Impact of Regional Events (VAMPIRE) tool. This includes the promotion of the use of VAMPIRE to national partners, including Government ministries, and supporting the regional strategy for VAMPIRE.