UN Jobs – Nutrition Officer – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Nutrition Officer

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programme Policy Officer Social Protection (CST)


About WFP:

United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help
communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million
people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the
global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships
necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions,
especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  The Nutrition Officer  will provide support to nutrition programmes
and activities to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of WFP


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Plan and monitor Nutrition programme, verify the planned movements
    and distribution of nutrition products, resolving routine issues and/or
    escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed and
    the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Summarize Nutrition data, conduct analysis and prepare reports to
    support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather
    feedback and comments to support Nutrition programme reviews and improve
  • Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures
    for efficient implementation of Nutrition programmes.
  • support communication and activities with local partners, agencies,
    NGOs and government institutions.
  • Build team capacity in Nutrition through effective guidance,
    coaching, training and accountability.
  • Support technical trainings for cooperating partners in Nutrition
    and WFP operational practices to support them to independently implement
    and self-monitor nutrition activities in the coverage areas.
  • Assist in developing and expanding malnutrition prevention
    activities through promotion of E-IYCF and awareness raising in targeted
  • Strengthen eternal stakeholder engagement including district local
    governments to strengthen nutrition programming
  • Support corporating partner project management processes, evaluation
    and oversight
  • Support nutrition programme reporting including; donor report
    writing; CP report reviews, HMIS etc
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can
    quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset
    of the crisis.
  • Participate and give area office nutrition report in the weekly
    nutrition technical meetings
  • Participate in national level nutrition technical working group
    discussions as may be required by the head of nutrition
  • Strengthen eternal stakeholder engagement including district local
    governments to strengthen nutrition programming
  • Support corporating partner project management processes, evaluation
    and oversight
  • Support nutrition programme reporting including; donor report
    writing; CP report reviews, HMIS etc
  • Any other duties as may be required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
    (WFP) Nutrition Officer job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    nutrition, social sciences, nutrition or such a related field and
    functional area is desirable. With working at least four (5) of relevant
  • Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Sociology,
    Development Studies or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years in direct nutrition programming- planning,
    implementation and evaluation
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of
    monitoring, evaluation and reporting of nutrition programmes;
  • Research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods
    for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs, related
    to nutrition programming.
  • Sound knowledge of regional local dialects is very desirable
  • Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international
    development programmes.
  • Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related
  • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within
    a country.



  • Knowledge of Nutrients: Utilizes knowledge of vitamins and nutrients to understand the
    causes of malnutrition, the relationships between the different types of
    malnutrition, and is able to articulate the UNICEF conceptual model.
  • Situation Analysis and Evidence Assessment: Able to appropriately interpret the
    nutrition situation, analyze primary causes of malnutrition, define
    limitations to the analysis (e.g. seasonality) and prepare an overview of
    the food security and nutrition situation in country.
  • Knowledge of Public Health: Has foundational knowledge of the core public health sciences (i.e.,
    biostatistics, epidemiology, social science, environmental health, and
    prevention of chronic and infectious disease and injury) in order to
    assess a country’s/region’s health situation.
  • Knowledge of Food System: Ability to analyze how food systems influence the diets of
    vulnerable groups and identify how and where food systems may contribute
    to specific nutrient gaps.
  • Applying Programme & Policy Standards: Leverages nutrition knowledge to provide
    technical advice to governments to design and implement country nutrition
    programmes that follow international and WFP agency standards and


NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below




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