Deadline: 17 January 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) in Juba, South Sudan.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) will perform the following functions:
- Undertake the overall operational coordination of the IFP programme, providing technical and implementation oversight to field offices.
- Engage with key policy actors and partners at both national and state level, undertake consultative meetings and field visits where needed, to review existing programmes and identify coverage gaps, operational challenges/constraints and best practices that will inform adjustments to the programme design.
- Liaise with the key stakeholders in the country (national and international organizations) establishing sound relationship with different agencies for effective collaboration and common understanding and contribution to HIV/AIDs and TB related programmes.
- Participate in key strategic fora including the JUNTA meetings, IFP partner coordination meetings, World AIDS Day and other related meetings.
- With the technical support of Roaming Nutrition Officers, operationalize the strategy, building on existing approaches within WFP institutional feeding programmes.
- Conduct training of WFP cooperating partners’ staff and Ministry of Health staff on the IFP programme.
- Undertake regular performance reviews of the IFP in consultation with the relevant Country Office units, Field Offices and cooperating partners (CPs).
- Perform additional tasks assigned by the Deputy Head of Nutrition Unit.
Applicants must have:
- Graduate Degree in nutrition and/or public health, medicine, social sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.
- University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- 5 year’s of post-graduate progressive experience in a related field which may include experience in working on food/cash assistance programmes, project management and design, working in or with government structures, especially the MoH departments and participation in policy fora.
- Experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
- Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard software packages and systems.
- Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, tact, negotiating skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
- Nationality of South Sudan.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.