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Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) SC8

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N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
Job Type:
Service Contract (SC) ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Province:
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or another relevant field.
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
3 Years(At least three (03) years of progressively responsible professional experience in working within governments / UN / INGO’s / NGO’s on implementing programme operation both in emergency and difficult operating environment, preferably nutrition.)
Apply By:
Apr 7, 2022
Posted On:
Mar 24, 2022
Job Description

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to support implementation and coordination of the Nutrition Programme at the provincial level, including coordination of involved government ministries, UN agencies, and implementing partners. Facilitation of timely and effective implementation of nutrition interventions in GB/AJK and ensure that the capacity of Provincial and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and achieve impact.

Key Accountabilities:

Nutrition Officer will be responsible for leading the Nutrition Programme at the Provincial under general supervision of the head of field office in GB/AJK and will report to the HoFO with technical review from nutrition unit at CO Level. The Nutrition Officer major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

1.    To coordinate on regular basis with all relevant stakeholders to develop the synergies and partnerships for successful implementation of BISP Stunting prevention project at district and provincial level. (To develop linkages among different sectors through multi-sectoral approach to develop the synergies.2.    To maintain close liaison with Department of Health, LHWP, BISP Taluka/District office to mobilize eligible beneficiaries at Ehsaas Nashunuma Center and to develop the required partnerships.3.    Plan and manage/lead WFP field operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are quickly resolved to prevent losses.4.    Provide project management support to specific and defined “Ehsaas Nashonuma” activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programme/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures.5.    Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the area/CO.6.    Assist in building the capacity of district and provincial teams on the Project component across thetarget area in collaboration with other partners.7.    Provide guidance in sorting out the operational issues in effective manners.8.    Provide support for strengthening the information management system at the District level.9.    Support setting up of coordination structures across partners at district and provincial levels asappropriate to ensure required set of services envisaged under the project document support theyrequire if and when caseload thresholds are passed.10.    Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approachesand initiatives that improve nutrition situation in the country.11.    Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national governments to prepare for and respond to nutrition problems.12.    Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, provide technical analysis, and interpretation.13.    Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them on morecomplex analysis and questions.14.    Effectively manage and supervise staff working under direct supervision of this position by delegating clear job responsibilities and closely monitoring the performance and achievements; determine staff development needs and coordinate with management and HR for appropriate trainings and capacitybuilding of the superviseesLead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.15.    Contribute to emergency preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations on contingencyplanning, risk analysis and early warning related to nutrition risks.16.    Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistanceneeds.17.    Support promotion and deployment of WFP corporate/CO initiatives and strategies18.    Incorporate gender perspectives in all areas of work to ensure equal participation of women19.    Other as required.


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Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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