World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition Information Management)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  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.


Job Title Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition Information Management) SC8 Grade Level 8 of Service Contract Contract Type Service Contract Contract Duration 6 months (extendable) Duty Station Islamabad, Pakistan This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Pakistan only. Deadline for applications is 25 April 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of Climate Change.


Under its Country Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and the Strategic Outcome number 3 (SO3), WFP Pakistan is currently implementing diverse nutrition interventions including Stunting Prevention and Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition to support the national effort to fight against malnutrition is Pakistan. It is in this regard that the Nutrition unit is currently seeking a Nutrition Information Management Officer to support the nutrition team.


The main purpose of this task is to support the knowledge management, including data collection and Analysis of the Nutrition Programme data at the national and provincial level, including coordination with IMO focal points of government ministries, UN agencies, and implementing partners.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Nutrition Information Management Officer (IMO) will be responsible for leading the knowledge management within the nutrition unit at the Country Office level and will report directly to the head of Nutrition. The IMO major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  1. Contribute to the development of systems and tools for tracking nutrition programme data, interventions Mapping as well as analysis and reporting.
  2. Lead and manage overall Nutrition projects knowledge management including, data collection, validation, cleaning and analysis, and ensuring accurate entry of complete project data in Ehsaas Nashonuma app, NIS, SCOPE and other corporate tools;
  3. Providing technical assistance and Capacity Development to Government departments for design of National Nutrition Information Management System, strategies, SOPs and policies
  4. Supporting in collecting, reviewing, analyzing and finding gaps in already available nutrition data at national and provincial level;
  5. Providing assistance as required to the data Analyst;
  6. Building the capacity of project staff on basic and advanced data management skills, data processing protocols and assisting with statistical analysis;
  7. Compile, analyze and report on project data received from field offices and share progress reports, ensuring adherence to reporting deadlines;
  8. Maintain updated data collection and reporting tools in coordination with M&E staff and data management team;
  9. Working with project team members and partners in numerous field locations throughout the country to ensure the database functionality meets their needs; and
  10. Coordinate all the nutrition related survey SQUEAC/SLEAC and data collection including potential baselines and other evaluations both initiated by WFP or representing WFP in related task force
  11. Other as required.


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, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

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

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.



Advanced University degree in applied economics and/or social sciences, or another relevant field.


Minimum three years’ experience in
  1. international NGOs preferably in the nutrition and food security sector;
  2. setting up databases and statistical analysis of data and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
  3. databases for monitoring program implementation and in data collection, processing and analysis systems;
  4. meeting strict deadlines under minimum supervision and deliver high quality products;
  5. travel extensively within Pakistan and work effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Database Administration and Development - Ability to administer and develop the modern database like PostgreSQL, MSSQL and MySQL.
  • Excel – ability to use advanced formulas, functions, and calculations to analyze data. Create and update database through connected worksheets. Should be able to clean, transform, and relate data from multiple sources.
  • Excel + Power Query – ability to create Excel connected to SQL database report templates. Should be capable of using Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot, and transform data.
  • Tableau - Ability to create basic Power BI dashboards and Data Visualizations connecting to external data sources like Excel to analyze data. Understands the different types of Charts, Graphs, and tables to visualize data. Creates filters, measures, and columns advance calculations. Can publish, update, and share dashboards and reports

  • Ability to analyze data to determine overall health status, determining factors relating to nutrition, and possible areas of intervention for health and nutrition
  • Strong statistical, analytical and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Urdu.

Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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