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Nutrition and HIV Officer needed at World Food Programme (WFP)

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Nutrition and HIV Officer needed at World Food Programme (WFP), June 15 2022

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Position: Nutrition and HIV Officer

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: June, 29/2022 




Job description

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


This job is found in Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to the Deputy Head of Program and are under the direct supervision of the head of the refugee section.

Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities of similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.


WFP is working with RRS, UNHCR and different cooperating partners (NGOs) to implement a nutrition and HIV support programme for refugees in 26 camps and 8 sites, and for vulnerable people living with HIV in Ethiopia.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Participate in regular and emergency nutrition surveys in collaboration with UNHCR, RRS and other implementing partners and assist in data analysis and report writing.
  • Supervise WFP-supported targeted and blanket feeding programs and provide necessary guidance to the implementing partners, to ensure that programs are implemented in accordance with WFP guidelines and meet global standards
  • Monitor performance and effectiveness of WFP-supported feeding programs at refugee camps in collaboration with UNHCR, RRS and Ips
  • Provide technical advice to WFP refugee team on issues related to nutrition and represent WFP in external meetings related to refugee nutrition
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners in charge of WFP-supported feeding programs
  • Contribute to capacity building and provide when possible, training to implement partner’s staff, WFP field staff, and nutrition outreach workers on nutrition program-related topics
  • Coordinate with UNHCR, RRS and other and other partners on issues related to nutrition within the scope of the signed MOUs and FLAs
  • Attend monthly refugee and health coordination meetings and undertake field visits on a regular basis to provide technical support to field teams
  • Provide technical support to other refugee activities such as general food distribution, cash assistance, livelihood support and school meal to make them nutrition sensitive
  • Act as the HIV/AIDS focal point and oversee the management of the UNAIDS Unified Budget and Results in Accountability (UBRAF) trust fund
  • Mainstream and incorporate HIV-sensitive activities in WFP Ethiopia program activities such as Social protection, School-Based Programs Cash-Based Transfers, Nutrition and other programs across the Country.
  • Coordinate the HIV partnership portfolio, including attending the monthly UNAIDS country coordination meetings and engaging with the UN joint team members.
  • Support the drafting and review of programme documents, including donor proposals, MOUs, FLAs, reporting, concept notes, letters, etc. to ensure high-quality documents arrive at the deputy HoP’s desk for clearance
  • Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use for refugee nutrition activity
  • Perform any other nutrition-related tasks requested by the Head of the Refugee Section


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Education: Advanced University degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine, or other relevant fields. or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: At least three years of post-graduate professional experience in Nutrition, public health, emergency nutrition responses, food security

Language: Fluency in oral and written in English language and the duty station’s language.


JOB TITLE: Nutrition and HIV Officer


UNIT/DIVISION: Programme Refugee Unit

DUTY STATION (City, Country): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The position is open to Only Ethiopian National 

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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