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

Job Title:   Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) (UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Arua, 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 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 Purpose: The Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) will provide support to Nutrition programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the nutrition needs of WFP beneficiaries.


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 operations 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 services.
  • 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 areas.
  • Follow the 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 external stakeholder engagement including district local Governments to strengthen nutrition Programming.
  • Support cooperating 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 applicant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) job must hold an advanced University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Sociology, Development Studies, or other relevant field with 8 years relevant working experience.
  • Minimum five years progressively responsible professional work experience in protection and gender development programming including years of experience in emergency and development contexts.
  • Any specialized training with international standards of humanitarian work e.g SPHERE, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standards, etc is desirable.
  • Research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting and other data modelling needs.
  • Experience in performing monitoring, evaluations, and assessments at multiple field locations.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Local languages/dialects is a plus.



  • 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.



  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.



  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.


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Date Posted 2023-01-11
Valid Through 2023-02-11
Hiring Organization World Food Programme (WFP)
Job Location , , Arua, 0256, Uganda