UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Food Security & Nutrition assessment) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:   Programme Policy Officer (Food Security & Nutrition assessment) Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

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:  Under the supervision of the VAM officer, the Programme Policy Officer (Food Security & Nutrition assessment) will provide technical support to the planned Food Security and Nutritional assessment (FSNA) in refugee settlements and host communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out study design including sampling and development of study tools in line with the research questions of the assessment.
  • Conduct field data collection of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Conduct analysis of data collected in line with SMART data analysis protocols and quality assurance criteria.
  • Report writing of analysis findings and indicators as per the FSNA report template.
  • Creation of Power BI dashboard for FSNA data, annual time series and other analysis
  • Support the TWG in the dissemination of assessment findings and recommendations and develop tailored communication messages and briefs.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices.
  • Provide support to any other assigned actions and activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Food Security & Nutrition assessment) job should hold an advanced (masters) university degree in either agriculture, economics, food security, statistics, data science, nutrition, geography, geospatial mapping, rural development, or other related fields.
  • Five years of experience in Food security and nutrition analyses
  • Highly knowledgeable in food security, nutrition, and health practices, theories, and emerging concepts.
  • Proven experience working in multistakeholder platforms and capacity building of government and development counterparts, mentoring and training.
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of nutrition analysis especially SMART nutrition surveys, SPHERE standards among others
  • Excellent data analysis capacity and previous experience writing reports of large population-based surveys
  • Excellent understanding of the Government and WFP institutional frameworks
  • Good knowledge of software Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), SPSS, STATA, Excel, Power BI.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.



  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


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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Deadline: 19th January 2022


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