Emergency Nutritionist – World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement


Emergency Nutritionist – World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement, February 17 2024



Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Position: Emergency Nutritionist

Location: Shire

Employment: Full-Time, Contract

Deadline: February, 28 2024





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.


JOB TITLE: Emergency Nutritionist

TYPE OF CONTRACT: International Consultant Level 1


DUTY STATION: Shire, Ethiopia

Duration: 6 Months


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 position is based in Shire, Ethiopia, and reports to the head of the sub-office, Shire. The incumbent will work closely with other colleagues in the Tigray region and the Head of Nutrition based in Addis Ababa.


To provide support to nutrition activities to address the current emergency nutrition intervention needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Identify partnerships for nutrition including initiating discussions with potential partners, undertaking the technical review of nutrition proposals and participating in local project review committees as required.

2. Maintain an updated nutrition partnerships mapping matrix showing FLA duration, areas of operations, etc… – for the entire Tigray nutrition response.

3. Participate in regular meetings with WFP nutrition partners to review implementation progress, and identify challenges and possible solutions.

4. Conduct regular supportive supervision visits to ensure the quality of programme implementation and identify capacity gaps that require addressing.

5. Provide support to strengthen the capacity of WFP staff, key partners, HEWs, and healthcare workers involved in the nutrition response to ensure quality program implementation as needed.

6. Participate in the development and/ or finalisation of project documentation and relevant guidance and tools on the Tigray nutrition response.

7. Support the planning for nutrition resource requirements – mapping of beneficiary figures and specialized nutritious supplies required in consultation with the emergency nutritionist.

8. Support the timely reporting of nutrition programme data, including the regular production of the Tigray nutrition response dashboard depicting progress against the plan and programme performance indicators

9. Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement of the WFP nutrition response based on convergent analyses with partners and programmatic results e.g. new programme areas, beneficial programme synergies, potential partnerships, etc. and make recommendations to the Nutrition coordination team in Mekelle.

10. Participate in nutrition cluster coordination meetings, and represent WFP in nutrition cluster initiatives, including technical working groups, as needed.


Standard Minimum Qualifications



  • Minimum of a University degree in Nutrition and health-related areas. A master’s degree in nutrition or Public Health will be an added advantage.


  • At least 3 years of field experience with nutrition/health/food security or related fields. Experience working with the UN is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with nutrition interventions (IMAM/CMAM, prevention programming).
  • Knowledge of global nutrition and global humanitarian architecture.

Language: Fluency in the English language.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.



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