Deadline: 24 January 2021

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the role of Programme Associate GIS Mapping and Data Management Specialist).

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.


  • Produce high-quality mapping products and infographics to support WFP units and partner agencies (i.e., maps featuring road networks, implementation areas and other variables) for key decisionmakers and donor reports
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of data derived from remotely sensed images and mobile-based food and nutrition security monitoring systems and prepare relevant visualisations using Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages
  • Assemble and maintain appropriate food and nutrition security indicators used internationally from different regional and global data services
  • Provide assistance in ensuring rigorous quality data standards are maintained by the WFP Malawi VAM unit
  • Maintain and manage the GIS datasets for vulnerability analysis and mapping (VAM) spatial data infrastructure
  • Act as the VAM focal point for the rollout of drone mapping
  • Provide technical support, including capacity building, to country office staff and national government counterparts as required


  • Completion of secondary school education with a post-secondary certificate in related functional area
  • First university degree in Geographic Information System, Statistics, Data Science, Geography, Economics, or a related area
  • Completion of specialised training in quantitative analysis and data management is a plus
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience in data analysis management or relevant field
  • Proven knowledge and experience in SQL, GIS Mapping software (ArcGIS, QGIS), statistical analysis package (SPSS, R, Python etc.)
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software such as Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher and report writing skills
  • Fluency in both oral and written English
  • Knowledge of local language or UN official language is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa


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