Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst) | International Consultancy Level 2 | Kyiv, Ukraine

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Career Opportunities: Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst) | International Consultancy Level II | Kyiv | 11 months 




WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 833024

📢 Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst)

📌Type of Contract: International Consultancy CST II

➡️ Unit / Division: Programme, WFP Ukraine

📍   Duty Station: Kyiv

➡️ Duration: 11 months

Closing date: 06 June 2024, midnight (Central European Time)



About WFP 

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves. 

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.



What will you do in this position? 

WFP Ukraine providing cash assistance through digital transfers and cash over the counter. The Cash-based transfer (CBT) team is part of Programme Unit to deliver cash assistance in Ukraine, working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

The Programme Policy Officer (Data Analyst) will apply technical data skills and use different tools to conduct data analysis, manage deduplication and payment lists. The position will have a focus on beneficiary management, including beneficiary data, to assist WFP Ukraine in creating a clearer picture of who we are serving, and to deliver timely assistance to the right beneficiaries.


Why work with us? 

The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food.

WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.4 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders.


➡️       WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.


➡️       WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.


➡️       WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.


➡️       A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.


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



How can you make a difference?




  • Prepare data de-duplication, validation, cleansing.
  • Prepare analysis and visualization with the most suitable visualization tool.
  • Build data pipelines inside DAT database to collect, validate, de-duplicate beneficiaries and payment lists.
  • Prepare SCOPE payment importing lists using the suitable scripts.
  • Design data models and pipeline based on programme SOP.
  • Coordinate with Field Office colleagues to collect beneficiary data.
  • Ensure data is ready for use by consuming applications or other data analysts.
  • Ensure that data validation processes, data quality control standards, testing strategy and test plans for data services are applied to applications.
  • Create database summaries, that ease data retrieve.
  • Refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information/data sharing.
  • Develop governance processes for managing services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.
  • Document definitions for all new data constructs and document the enhancements in a standard document.
  • Research new database technologies and recommend solutions to improve performance, scalability, & storage.
  • Design, construct, install, test and maintain highly scalable data management systems and tools.
  • Employ a variety of languages and tools (e.g. scripting languages) to marry systems together.
  • Understand data scientist requirements and build scalable data pipeline to support those requirements
  • Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data.
  • Work together with other data analysts to model data for staging into a data warehouse and architect data warehouse multidimensional models.
  • Develop data set processes for data modelling, mining, and production.
  • Integrate new data management technologies and software engineering tools into existing structures.
  • Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
  • Giving support to other colleagues related to data analysis tasks.




  • Establish and maintain processes to conduct monthly de-duplication, validation, cleaning, and transformation of beneficiary data.
  • Cash assistance data (figures, analytics, and visualizations) is accessible to CBT programme and Field Offices teams.
  • Build capacity within the CBT team to conduct data analysis and payment lists.


To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have for…


Education: Advanced University Degree in security management, Law Enforcement, Criminology, International Relations, or a related field, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or coursework/trainings.


ExperienceMinimum five (5) years of postgraduate relevant professional working experience in data engineering and data analysis. Experience working on CBT projects in the humanitarian sector. Additional years of experience is an asset.


Knowledge & Skills:


Solid experience and skills in the following areas are mandatory:


  • Experience in SQL, ETL, data warehousing and relational databases.
  • Experience in MS-Office is a must, especially excel.
  • Advance knowledge in creating data pipelines.
  • Advance knowledge in data visualization tools (preferably Tableau) and setting up dashboards.
  • Translating program requirement into automated data engineering solutions.


Concrete experience and skills in the following areas are highly desirable:

  • Engagements with different stakeholders and working with partners.
  • Experience in project management to ensure successful delivery of data engineering projects.
  • Ability to engage with senior management and stakeholders. 
  • Strong programming skills in python/pandas.
  • Good knowledge in versioning tools such as git/Azure and basic CI/CD concepts. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. 
  • Experience in working with huge data volume.


Language: Fluency (Level C) written and spoken in English is essential. 


Standards of behaviour: The WFP Leadership Framework describes the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

 Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures  external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP. Candidates’ alignment with these behaviours is assessed in our selection process.



Before you apply…


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  

We aim to achieve parity and inclusion in our teams in Ukraine.

WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey. Should you need any reasonable accommodations or have accessibility concerns, please reach out to us confidentially at [email protected]

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. 


How do you apply…

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language.

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  

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