Jordan: Market and Value Chains Analyst

Organization: iMMAP
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 12 Mar 2017

Position: Multiple positions: Market and Value Chains Analyst

Organization: Regional Food Security Analysis Network (FAO and iMMAP)

Project Title: Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN)

Duty Station: Multiple Duty Stations (Jordan, Turkey, Iraq) with frequent travel in the region

Duration: 3 months, with possible extension based on availability of funding and performance

Closing Date: 12 March, 2017


The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) is a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and iMMAP (an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), and is funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) and FAO.

The partnership is unique and builds upon the complementary qualities of both entities. FAO has the global mandate in food security, has proven capacity in food security information and early warning systems, and is a co-coordinator of the global Humanitarian Food Security Cluster system. iMMAP has extensive expertise in Information Management and Humanitarian Coordination and has a strong presence in the sub-region affected by the Syria and Iraq crises.


The Market and Value Chains Analyst will be responsible for mapping and analysing market systems (commodity and non-commodity market systems, services, income and labour market systems), as well as supporting the development of training course material using commonly used Market Mapping and Analysis tools. This person will regularly travel to countries in the region to meet with RFSAN focal points and partners, and provide training facilitation.

This expert will fall under the overall technical supervision of the RFSAN Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), while daily technical supervision will be provided by the Senior Market and Value Chain Analyst. Working also closely with the Information Management Coordinator and other colleagues, the Market Analyst ensures that program operations meet the highest standard and are supportive of regional and global FAO and iMMAP strategies.


Ø Provide in-depth analysis on key agricultural commodity and non-commodity market systems and value chains for the Syria sub-region based on prioritized demand.

Ø Identify key areas of change in market systems compared to pre-crisis, and provide recommendations for programming interventions by humanitarian and livelihoods responders.

Ø Assist in developing monitoring plans to regularly track changes in key market systems profiles and how these impact the livelihoods of affected populations;

Ø Assist in the development of material for a training curriculum on market analysis tools in emergencies e.g. PCMA, EMMA.

Ø Assist in provide ad-hoc analysis and review of analysis text that are related to RFSAN products.

Ø Assist in quality control of quarterly products in terms of messaging and ensuring products are focused to their target audience.

Ø Explore, evaluate and present new country and project funding opportunities that leverage impact and integrate initiatives and activities; support and direct related fund-raising activities with both institutional and private donors.

Ø Establish personal credibility with the RFSAN team, and contribute to creating an organizational culture of accountability, responsibility and quality of services.

Ø Where appropriate, represent the RFSAN project team with national and international donors, partners, media, and participate in local community activities.

The RFSAN Market and Value Chains Analyst reports, through the senior Market and Value Chains Analyst, to the RFSAN CTA and works in close cooperation with, and guidance from senior staff on the RFSAN Programme.


The officer will follow security protocols as specified by the iMMAP Global Security Manager and FAO security protocols in the region.


Ø At least 5 years’ experience in emergency response and/or recovery environment;

Ø At least 5 years’ experience in conducting primary and secondary data collection for market and agricultural value chain analysis with list of published work;

Ø Sound knowledge of the existing emergency market system mapping and analysis tools (EMMA, PCMA), familiar with systemic analysis and the M4P approaches;

Ø Experience working in the Livelihoods and Food Security sectors;

Ø Experience in leading field based teams;

Ø Masters degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline;

Ø Thorough knowledge of the United Nations cluster system and how it operates;

Ø Proven fund raising capabilities and a track record of dealing with donors.

Ø Proven track record of Capacity building and facilitation.

Ø Knowledge of cash based programming would be an advantage

Ø Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage

How to apply:

Apply at with a cover letter, CV and three references.

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