Senior Data Analyst, Munich, Germany At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Closing date: Tuesday, 13 February 2024

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gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

Job Title: Senior Data Analyst (6 posts)

Type of Contract: Regular Consultant level II

Division: CBT / Cash-Based Transfers Division

Duty Station (City, Country): Munich, Germany or Rome, Italy

Duration: 11 months


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food and cash assistance to change lives and empower people to meet their essential needs. WFP does this both through direct programming as well as by supporting governments on their national pathways toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with multiple stakeholders. WFP is the largest cash actor in the humanitarian community: WFP transferred over US$3.3 billion to 56 million people across 72 countries in 2022.

WFP endeavours to reach as many people in need as possible utilising available resources. This means making sure that assistance reaches intended people while preventing or detecting the possible divergence of entitlements (food and cash). WFP either collects personal data from people directly or receives data from partners to enrol people into assistance programmes, and then continually verifies people to make sure that assistance is reaching the right individuals and families.

WFP Country Offices deliver assistance to beneficiaries through a variety of digital platforms and service providers. WFP works in partnership with several commercial Financial Service Providers (FSPs), including banks, micro-finance institutions, mobile money operators and money transfer agents, in addition to using WFP’s own delivery platform, SCOPE. One of WFP’s corporate objectives is to increasingly digitize the delivery of both in kind and CBT assistance, to achieve greater efficiencies and provide greater accountability and traceability of assistance delivered. Therefore, WFP seeks to build its corporate capacity to centrally receive, store, process and analyze digital operational data for the purpose of promoting accountability, controls, and efficiencies as part of cash-based transfers and in-kind assistance. There is also the opportunity to better inform WFP’s programme design through the analysis of digital data emanating from operations.

Several challenges exist in streamlining digital analysis globally, including the tasks of receiving and maintaining varied operational data from different systems and modalities, processing and generating meaningful analysis of data, and ensuring that data privacy and security standards are upheld. The Cash Data Services unit within the Program division plays a crucial role in supporting the implementation of CBT and in-kind assistance programs, offering end-to-end or standalone data services to meet corporate identity management (IDM) and reconciliation standards.

To achieve the objectives outlined above, WFP is recruiting Senior Data Analyst to be part of the Cash Data Services team established in the CBT Division, in support of WFP’s CBT operations globally.

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  •  Collaborate with central CBT teams and field stakeholders in the analysis of business requirements by leading the design and development of data transformation and reports, focusing on assurance controls such as identity management, transfer reconciliation, and anomaly detection.
  •  Perform exploratory data analysis, develop data models, and write data-transformation code to validate assumptions and implement automated controls.
  •  Provide technical specifications to data engineers for translating data transformations into pipelines, to be executed automatically in a production environment.
  •  Apply data science techniques to detect operational anomalies and data quality issues, creating quality reports with observations and recommendations for standardization.
  •  Assess new approaches and methodologies for data analytics and assurance, making suggestions and contributing to improvement of solutions for internal stakeholders.
  •  Lead the analysis of Country Office’s maturity gaps within WFP’s IDM and Cash Assurance frameworks, identifying areas for improvement and supporting the development of solutions to address identified gaps.
  •  Document business logic, data mapping rules, and contribute to the creation of service agreements with country offices. eC8D3Nb BIpnb
  •  Coordinate, coach and motivate more junior data analysts, to ensure continuous development and promote quality and high performance.
  •  Maintain effective partnerships with COs, regularly exchanging technical knowledge, and providing business-friendly advice on data-assurance aspects.



A Bachelor or a Master’s Degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science or Economics or similar.


Between 5 and 10 years of relevant work experience working with data analytics and summarizing data for business.

Knowledge and Skills:

  •  Data storing and retrieving skills on cloud platforms.
  •  Advanced SQL and python/pandas’ skills.
  •  Experience using visualization tools (preferably Tableau) and setting up dashboards.
  •  Ability to capture requirements and translate them into insights.
  •  Strong ability to craft analysis independently.
  •  Good communication skills, with ability to engage with senior management and different types of stakeholders.
  •  Mature judgement and experience in working in a multicultural environment.


English (fluent). Any other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a plus.

Terms and Conditions

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 13 February 2024

Ref.: VA No. 831468

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.

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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