Policy Officer job vacancy – United Nations World Food Programme

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The office of the United Nations World Food Programme, invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below as Programme Policy Officer

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer – Nutrition

Duration: Service Contract (1 year renewable)

Post Grade Duty:  :  SC 9

Station: Accra

Under the direct supervision of the SO1 Manager Accra, the Programme Policy Officer (Retail Project Manager & Nutrition Sensitive programming) will be expected to perform the following duties:

JOB PURPOSE:

Project manager for the DSM funded “Reducing Stunting and anemia through the promotion and consumption of specialized nutritious foods or fortified foods using the retail sector and SBCC in Ghana” under the technical supervision of the SO1 Manager and in close collaboration with Sight & Life, the Obaasima Project, WFP supply chain, M&E and Nutrition units

Support the design and Management of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programmes adhering to corporate guidelines for nutrition sensitive projects, using food based and SBCC approaches under the technical supervision of the SO2 Food Systems Coordinator and in dose collaboration with MOFA/WIAD, GHS and other Technical Partners

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project manoger for the DSM funded “Reducing Stunting and anemia through the promotion and consumption Of specialized nutritious foods or fortified foods using the retail sector and SBCC in Ghana” under the SO1/Prevention of Stunting and micro-nutrient deficiencies:

  • As project manager, be responsible and accountable for the use of resources under the project.
  • Bevelop annual work plans and budgets in consultation with key stakehotders and relevant WFP units, for the implementation of ail activities under the project in close alignment with the project proposal and budget.
  • Oversee the activities implementation, conduct oversight missions and provide guidance to field staff and partners directly implementing the activities.
  • Oevelop TORs for selection of NGOs or CSOs or other implementing partners as required
  • Guide SBCC activities specifically tailored to fortified foods by the selected NGO/CSO partners,who need to work hand in hand with GHS; ensure synergies and complementarity with SBCC activities implemented by the GHS.
  • Work closely with Sight & Life and the Social Marketing expert on social marketing for the promotion of the consumption of targeted fortified foods.
  • Prepare regular progress reports for SO2 manager and for HQ/RBD; participate in and contribute to regular WFP-DSM calls, contribute to preparation of corporate and donor reports
  • Ensure synergies of the activities under the DSM project with the overall stunting prevention activities under SO1 for maximum impact on the targeted communities

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture programmes under SO2/food Systems

  • Support the design and management of all nutrition-sensitive agriculture initiatives under SO2/Food Systems, in close coordination with the Programme Officer- Food systems in Tamale and under the technical guidance of the SO2 Food Systems Coordinator in Accra;
  • Ensure adherence to Corporate Guidelines for Nutrition-sensitive programmes, including definition of nutrition-sensitive goals and objective and the incorporation of relevant nutrition-sensitive indicators .
  • Ensure synergies between 501 and SO2 activities, including the participation and involvement of critical partners such as GHS and MOFA/WIAD in ail nutrition-sensitive interventions ;
  • Preparation of progress reports, corporate and donor reports for all nutrition sensitive activities and interventions
  • Contribute to development of Concept Notes and Project proposals for fundraising in the area of nutrition-sensitive interventions in support of both SO1 and SO2
  • Train WFP staff and Partners on relevant principles of nutrition sensitive interventions
  • Performany other duties

Desired Experiences for Entry into the role

At least 5 years of progressive retevant experience in managing and coordinating nutrition and/or public health programmes in Ghana; project management experience; experience with nutrition-sensitive programmming in Northem Ghana a strong advantage

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • First degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related fields.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage

Language:

  • Fluency in English language is essentia!.
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in northern Ghana will be an advantage

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DEADLINE: ongoing

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