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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Khartoum
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-25

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Programme Associate, SC6 (Nutrition - School Meals)

Khartoum (Sudan)

Job Posting Information:

Opening date: 11 Feruary 2019

Closing date: 25 February 2019


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.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s committed and talented team and make your contribution in implementing programmes that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for a talented Programme Associate (Nutrition - School  Meals) in our offices in Khartoum Office to be hired on a Service Contract at SC6 level.


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.


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development opportunities.



The Senior Programme Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the SM Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Coordinator of school meals and nutrition and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide support in the implementation of the School Meals (SM) activities all over the country in coordination with the respective focal points at each state/ project level and with all the stakeholders participating in the project (Federal/State Ministry of Education, involved line ministries and Cooperation/Education Partners) to ensure smooth/quality implementation.
  • Undertake technical reviews of proposals submitted by cooperating partners and support liaison between units in the implementation of SM projects (e.g. Nutrition, Field Local Agreement, Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping, Logistics Unit, Resources Management Unit ... etc.);
  • Participates in developing the annual operational plan for all SM related activities implemented/ supported by WFP.
  • Prepare and disseminate timely analytical and critical reports on the operational progress, based on the data collected from the AOs/SOs, including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes;
  • Ensures the effective use of the corporate monitoring systems (COMET e.t.c) in consultation with the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E ) Unit and prepares monthly reports for all SM activities.
  • In collaboration with the AOs and M&E unit, provide technical support when needed for Government/WFP staff on the use of the monitoring tools including the storage and school logbooks.
  • Ensure that AOs/SOs monthly monitoring plan are maintained, effected and reports received and work with them to collect Annual Country Report (ACR) data

Key Accountabilities (Two)

  • Support in undertaking regular programme performance reviews of SM activities in consultation with Programme unit, Area Offices (AOs), Sub Office (SOs) and Cooperating Partners (CPs).
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the programme database including, FLAs data, invoice tracking, monthly plan/actual distributions, the number of plan/actual beneficiaries by gender by locality by state, projects outputs and outcomes, and all data relating to programme performance and review challenges and provide feedback accordingly.
  • Assist in developing and roll out implementation guidelines for SM in the AOs.
  • Assist in building capacities of Government staff to enable them efficiently manage the WFP SM programme and the pilots/initiatives, including Nutrition Sensitive Programmes (NSPs), Dry Take Home Ration (DTHR)/or Voucher modality, and Micronutrient Programme (MNP)
  • Ensure training targets and timelines are met
  • Attend and or facilitate coordination meetings on SM issues with FMoE/SM stakeholders and line ministries
  • Assist in attend regular meetings involving the education sector and related SM issues as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required


Education and Experience: Completion of secondary school education and a post-secondary certificate or diploma in the related functional area and five years of working experience in a related field.

Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.


• Has expereince working with technical teams in the area of nutrition, Vulnerabilily Assessment and Mapping, etc;
• Has participated in the implementation of organisational assistance programmes;
• Has observed, assisted or participated in program policy discussions.


Organized, complete and precise/accurate reports, records and/or data put together independently with only minimum guidance and supervision, use of own desertion to address unforeseen situation seeking advice from and or reporting to supervisor as applicable.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


25 February 2019


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

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals and those who are authorised to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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