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.
Female qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is seeking applications for funding for a Resilience Food Security Activity in Mozambique (Fiscal Year 2022). The main goal of the intervention is to improve nutrition outcomes for children under 2 in Zambezia.
World Food Programme (WFP) is recruiting for a Nutrition Technical Lead for an anticipated USAID-funded project that will work at the individual, household, community and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity, malnutrition and strengthen transformative opportunities. This includes a focus on improving food access and incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods initiatives; enhancing ecosystem services through natural resources management; combating under-nutrition, especially for children under 2 and pregnant and lactating women; and reducing and mitigating disaster impact through early warning and community capacity building and preparedness activities.
The Nutrition Technical Lead will draw upon experience of technical and thought leadership on interdisciplinary programs focused on maternal and child health generally and nutrition outcomes. These responsibilities include:
Education: Master’s degree in public health, Human Nutrition, or related discipline, or Bachelor’s Degree with additional required years of professional experience.
Experience with nutrition-specific interventions, as well working across sectors to influence the nutrition-sensitivity of those programs.
• Previous experience with USAID programs/projects working in health and/or nutrition or related area.
• Ability to lead their organization or program in the uptake of current evidence and the capacity to serve as a resource to sector leads elsewhere in their organization or program who seek guidance on how to make their work more nutrition-sensitive.
• Proven track record of providing technical leadership/support to decentralized governmental structures and have specialized knowledge and demonstrated expertise in coordinating with the Government, other partners working in the geographic zone, and Mission partners.
Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language and Portuguese at a minimum,
Elomwe language speakers have an added advantage for National candidates
The World Food Programme Mozambique Country Office calls for an Expression of Interest from qualified individuals both National Officers - Service Contracts and International Consultants.
Duty Station: Maputo, Quelimane
Closing Date: 04th October 2021
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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