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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
  • The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
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    Programme Policy Officer (School Feeding and HIV/TB Specialist), Consultant, Level II

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    Under the supervision of the Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor, the Consultant will be responsible to support acceleration of school feeding programme implementation in the region along with the following duties:

    • Support the establishment of East Africa Sub-Regional Network for School Meals Coalition, which is a recent initiative aimed at achieving government commitments toward universal school health and nutrition programs.
    • Identify potential entry points – the different countries present themselves with different contexts and typologies, what might be the best system and approach in addition to school, food, health, and possibly social protection to strengthen the linkages
    • Recommend operational focus, retrofitting where necessary within the ‘architect’ of the country strategic plan to ensure value addition to current programs in terms of quality and scale, including incorporation of HIV/TB objectives and activities
    • Support development of impact pathways to enhance multisectoral implementation of the proposed linkages
    • Provide technical support to country offices on HIV-sensitive social protection and HIV in emergency and ensure that key global guidance is contextualized at country office level and are informing national as well as WFP strategies and programming.
    • Develop and/or update key knowledge management tools on school feeding (including School Meal Plus, School Connect, Optimus Lite among others) to enable scale of use within countries and as part of south-to-south corporation within member states in African Union to form part of country capacity strengthening efforts.
    • Review CSPs, WFP project documents, ACRs as well as national protocols, guidance and policy documents to ensure technical integrity. This will include strategic and technical engagement in the CSP process including collaboration with M&E to ensure appropriate school feeding and HIV/TB indicators are selected and are in line with corporate standards.
    • Perform other related duties as may be required.


    • Experience: At least five (5) years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in program management related and working with governments stakeholders; proven capacity to conduct policy analysis and engage in policy dialogue.
    • Education:  Advanced University degree preferably International Affairs, Food Security, Public Health/Nutrition, Agriculture, Social Science or other fields relevant to International Development Assistance or other related fields of study, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or advanced training/courses.
    • Languages: Fluency in oral and written in English, a second UN language (especially French) would be an advantage.


    • Proven experience in building synergies among stakeholders, coordination with humanitarian and development partners on food security, education, nutrition, value chain development, knowledge management and advocacy.
    • Demonstrates ability to incorporate technical information into policy and strategy formulation and into program design and implementation, and to appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
    • Maturity of judgement, good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, negotiating skills.
    • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment

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