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  • Posted: Apr 22, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 26, 2021
  • The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to t...
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    Programme Associate - Nutrition SC6

    Requisition ID: 141769
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe

    Job Purpose

    • To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Organizational Context:

    • Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
    • The job holder will be responsible for the completion of a range of Nutrition specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices.
    • The Job holder is expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance.
    • There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis.
    • Job holder is expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
    • He / she will work under the supervision the head of Nutrition Unit and should perform analyses policies, guidelines and reports to support consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications


    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in health, nutrition or related discipline.


    • Minimum of 3 years working experience in implementation of Nutrition activities in North East Nigeria.


    • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the main language (Kanuri / Hausa) used in the North East of Nigeria.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
    • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
    • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
    • Ensure and / or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
    • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
    • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.  
    • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

    • Provide support to entry of monthly distribution report in COMET.
    • Prepare and submit FRNs and liaise with Supply chain to ensure timely delivery of food to CPs and government where appropriate.
    • Assist the program manager in the management of WFP nutrition programmes in the in   coordination with the government, the United Nations agencies of other stakeholders.
    • Participate in the analysis of proposals submitted to WFP by CPs and ensure that nutrition interventions and / or nutritional aspects; are in line with country strategies and implementation arrangements, and provide technical advice to ensure compliance with existing guidelines and standards;
    •  Any other tasks requested.

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

    • Has a minimum of 3 years working experience in implementation of Nutrition activities in North East Nigeria.
    • General Knowledge of WFP nutrition monitoring and reporting processess.
    • Knowledge of the local language (Kanuri/Hausa) and socio-cultural context of the duty station

    Method of Application

    Terms and Conditions

    • Only Nigerian nationals (or residents with valid residence and work permits) are eligible to apply.
    • Applications must be submitted online and in English language only.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
    • Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
    • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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