World Food Programme Job Vacancies 2020
- Job Title: Programme Officer
- Type of Contract: Service Contract (SC) Level 8
- Duty Station (City): Jakarta Country Office
- Duration of Employment: 6 months
Organizational Context and Role:
Malnutrition remains an area of concern in Indonesia. Stunting in children under five years means that they do not reach their full potential: there are implications for cognitive development, productivity, susceptibility to non-communicable diseases later in life, and the risk of intergenerational transmission. Populations at risk of multiple forms of malnutrition benefit from increased national capacity to design and implement programs that enhance access to and promote positive behavior on healthy diets and prevent stunting and other nutritional deficiencies.
The World Food Programme (WFP) Indonesia’s policy engagement and technical assistance in the area of nutrition is covered by the (upcoming) United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025. It aims to support the Government of Indonesia in achieving key development priorities outlined in the 2020-2024 National Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), particularly regarding the goal of human resource development and accelerating the reduction of mortality and stunting rates. WFP activities also align with the five-year plan of the Ministry of Health on accelerating public health nutrition improvement and the 2018 National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Prevention.
Under the overall guidance of WFP Indonesia Country Representative/Director and the Deputy Country Director, and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Unit manager, the incumbent will support the Nutrition Unit in the achievement of the following objectives.
- Provide technical advice on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive program and policy issues including assessment, research and analysis, and ensure nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming is done in line with WFP standards and processes.
- Support and technically assist the strengthening of national nutrition initiatives, including the development of national government policies related to nutrition as well as nutrition strategies, action plans, protocols, and guidelines in line with the SUN Movement and international guidance and taking current evidence into account.
- As a focal point for nutrition-sensitive social protection, assess the current design and implementation of social protection programs (SEMBAKO and PKH) and government priorities in social protection in terms of nutrition sensitization, the potential for improvement, and opportunities for WFP to engage.
- Support improved effectiveness of PKH jointly with government counterparts by:
- technically assisting revision of facilitator training, and
- exploring and strengthening the process of Family Development Session on Health and Nutrition Education, which includes formative research, the development of key communication approaches and materials, planning for community dialogue, and identification of key nutrition-positive behaviors for beneficiaries.
- Act as Monitoring and Reporting focal point, including ensuring that nutrition indicators are captured and reported on in objectives and outcomes under monitoring, learning, and evaluation.
- Provide support for operational partnerships in nutrition and social protection, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi-sectorial response.
- Prepare accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to a knowledge base that informs the decision-making of WFP and other stakeholders.
- Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP nutrition activities, providing technical analysis, and interpretation.
- Provide day-to-day liaison with research institutions contracted to study the impact of key nutrition-related issues (depending on the subject of research)
- Collaborate with the public and private sector to design and implement nutrition interventions within a coherent project strategy, based upon national policy and priorities linked to food security and nutrition.
- Support the preparation of funding requests, concept notes, and other documents for internal and external partnership and support.
- Provide support to the preparation and timely submission of inputs for corporate reporting.
- Within the area of nutrition, undertake data collection and analysis, prepare talking points, briefs, and other relevant documents as needed.
- Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration and synergies of nutrition-social protection-related activities.
- Perform any other related tasks applicable and requested.
Deadline of application submission: 6 September 2020
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.
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.