Project Coordinator (Fortification), LFT-P3 – World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement

World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement, April 8, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Position: Project Coordinator (Fortification), LFT-P3

Employment: Full Time

Location: Addis Ababa

Experience Level:  Senior Level (5 years experience)

Number of Positions: Not Specified

Date of Announcement: April 5, 2023

Deadline: April 20, 2023


Job Description


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.


The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the leading global institutions helping to measure and alleviate malnutrition and has long been involved in efforts to expand the scope and impact of Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF).
Ethiopia envisions by 2030, all preschool and primary school children get equitable access to safe, adequate, and nutritious school meal that significantly contributes to the development of their full potential. To prevent and control micronutrient deficiencies in the country, especially for vulnerable populations, food fortification – the practice of adding one or more essential nutrients to a widely consumed food, enriching its micronutrient intake has become mandatory by law in Ethiopia for selected commodities since June 2022.

WFP Ethiopia has received funding from Bill and Melinda gates foundation (BMGF) for the Strengthening of the Nutrition Sensitivity of Social Protection in Ethiopia. The project is aimed at strengthening the nutrition-sensitivity of social protection and school feeding platforms to deliver fortified foods and a nutrition package of services to vulnerable women and children. The project has three main objectives.

  1. To strengthen the overall enabling and regulatory environment for nutrition delivery through social protection programmes.
  2. To generate evidence on a comprehensive gender transformative and nutrition package to be implemented within the PSNP and SFP
  3. To Increase micronutrient intake for women and children through the delivery of gender-transformative nutrition packages within social protection programmes.

In order, to achieve these objectives three sets of activities were planned

  • Strengthening regulatory framework for delivery of a nutrition package to PSNP and SFP beneficiaries
  • Designing of a gender-transformative nutrition package
  • Piloting delivery of the gender- transformative nutrition package to assess feasibility, cost, and impact on Diversified diet intake.

Additionally, the project implementation requires close linkage with the WFP HQ’s Nutrition project – Mapping and Modelling Inadequate Micronutrient Intake (MIMI) funded by same donor and being implemented jointly with WFP Ethiopia Country Office. Due to the project’s broad outcomes and comprehensive activities, it is required to hire a project coordinator with expertise in the areas of food fortification and policy development to oversee and coordinate the food fortification project.

The Project Coordinator will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will report to the Stunting Prevention Officer.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Coordinate project activities across the entire project cycle
  2. Manage partnership with the technical/country office level BMGF
  3. Coordinate project’s coalition-building with the broader Large Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) community at country office level supporting efforts to the delivery of two comprehensive nutrition packages for the SFP and the PSNP.
  4. Manage coalition building with the different stakeholders at country office level in support of the delivery of the nutrition packages. Stakeholders will include national Government’s entities, United Nations agencies, other international organization and NGOS.
  5. Work with Ethiopia Country Office staff to ensure effective design and delivery of two nutrition packages to SFP and PSNP5 beneficiaries.
  6. Guide and supervise project’ staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them on more complex analysis and queries.
  7. Contribute to the development of nutrition fortification projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance.
  8. Provide project support to fortification and defined nutrition activities and CO objectives, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programming coordination with relevant units in line with WFP’s technical guidance and standards.
  9. Support and guide Cooperating Partners (CPs) nutrition focal points, acting as a point of referral and technical support on more specific thematic areas to ensure alignment with WFP, international and national government policies and guidelines.
  10. Support CPs in strengthening monitoring/assessment/survey systems for nutrition projects, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  11. Provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders
  12. Support the identification of potential partners and partnership engagement to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to nutrition.
  13. Ensure documentation of best practices and knowledge gathering in nutrition programmes.

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement


Job Requirements

Education: Advanced University degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Economics, Agriculture or related fields or first university degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training

Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressive professional experience in Project Management with public and/or private donors including:

  • Experience in advocacy and coalition-building in the development and/or humanitarian sector.
  • Experience working with governments on developing nutrition policies and/or implementing a nutrition programme (within food security or health).
  • Experience working in both emergencies and development context.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Theoretical understanding of advocacy and coalition-building in the development and/or humanitarian sector.
  • Ability to analyse Nutrition data and Project Management with public and/or private donors.
  • Technical knowledge in strengthening the nutrition-sensitivity of social protection and school feeding platforms to deliver fortified foods and a nutrition package of services to vulnerable women and children.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement


How to Apply

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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