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World Food Program

World Food Program


Position: ROSTER Programme Assistant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa. Adama, Assosa, Hawassa, Dessie, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Puignido, Mekelle, Shire, Semera, Jijiga, Gode, Kebridehar, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Contract Type: Fixed Term

Grade: GS-4

Duty Station: Addis Ababa. Adama, Assosa, Awassa, Dessie, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Puignido, Mekelle, Shire, Semera, Jijiga, Gode, Kebridehar, Dollo Ado



United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict, and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence, and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


WFP is recruiting Programme Assistant - Nutrition to replenish roasters in its Country Office(COs), Sub Office, and Field Offices. Eligibility to the roster and subsequent eligibility for contracts at the G.4 level will depend on candidates meeting the minimum requirements for the positions, the terms of references of the assignment, and the scores achieved in tests and interviews. The Job holders report to a Head of the Unit or the designate.

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for the completion of a range of processes and activities requiring interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders can recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other staff.


To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and program-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of food assistance, transfer modality, nutrition, school feeding, emergency programming. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Support to the SO’s nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programme including assessment  analysis and reporting
  • Support the strengthening of national nutrition initiatives, including implementation of action plans, protocols, and guidelines in line with the SUN Movement and international guidance and current evidence.
  • Work with staff in the procurement, logistics, finance, other program units, and other divisions to ensure effective design and delivery of WFP nutrition programming.
  • Provide support for operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi-sectoral response to nutrition in both emergency and non-emergency settings.
  • Support accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to a knowledge base that informs the decision-making of WFP and other stakeholders.
  • Design, conduct and communicate the nutrition situation clearly and effectively to nutrition
  • stakeholders.
  • Under the guidance of the host, represent WFP at regional, national, and international meetings to contribute to technical discussions, exchange experiences, advocate for nutrition interventions and identify areas of potential collaboration.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, provide technical analysis, and
  • interpretation.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

Other Responsibilities

  • Take the responsibility of acting as a focal point for compiling the outcome data from the monthly TSF woredas
  • Take responsibility for updating, allocation data flow, and subsequent food movement as well as producing a narrative analysis as per the agreed frequency
  • Act as an alternate to the processing of NGO collaboration and following up and involved in the monitoring and supervision of NGO implementation Undertake and lead training and technical review meetings of the IMAM in the regions
  • Ensure quality of data/ monthly statistics collected from the second generation woredas in the regions (Amhara)
  • Ensure professional working relationship between WFP SO, CO, and DRMCs through the provision of technical guidance in planning and monitoring of TSF activities including implementation of monitoring at SO and RHB and DRMC level)
  • Support the SO for improved dialogue with counterpart government offices Health, DRMC as well as NGO’s for better linkages and partnership on the ground
  • Participate in regional coordination meetings (ENCU/MANTF and HNTF) and share minutes of the meeting
  • Jointly plan field visits to TSF sites with SO and regional coordination staff; produce and review reports
  • Facilitate donor missions in consultation with SO and regional coordination staff
  • Facilitate regional missions, workshop/training, and meetings in consultation with the SO
  • Provide technical guidance to MAs monitoring visits; ensure that TSF-related information/guidance is provided to new field staff, analyze and provide feedback on SO reports, including monthly SITREP
  • Facilitate the organization of required training for counterpart staff on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting phase of the project cycle; when necessary, assess regional capacity limitation and provide special support as necessary
  • Attend regional multi-sectoral coordination meetings and advocate for the inclusion of nutrition-sensitive programming discussions on the agenda.
  • Conduct capacity assessment on nutrition-sensitive implementation and sub-capacity building activities of the same.
  • Lead and follow up on the implementation of nutrition-sensitive action plans at the sub-office level.
  • Ensure reporting of nutrition-sensitive actions by sub-office including in bi-weekly operational meetings.
  • Support review of FLA’s and MOUs from the Partners and ensure nutrition integration.



  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in a relevant area 


  • Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream.
  • Experience in Nutrition, Public Health, and other related fields

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods to complete processes under minimal supervision.
  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how our own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in the same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information regularly with the supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling the team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


Capability Name Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programs under guidance using a basic understanding of principles and good practices of program design, implementation, and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance program implementation that deploys a full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programs.

Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation, and realignment of high-quality emergency programs.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply