Ended Nutritionist

The Job


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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Education: Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field, or First University Degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field with additional years of related work experience

Experience: For Advanced University Degree holders: At least 4 years of profession work experience, including 1 year post-graduate experience in nutrition, public health or other relevant fields. For First University Degree holders: At least 4 years of professional work experience, including 2 years post-graduate experience in nutrition, public health or other relevant fields
Language: Fluency (level C) in both English & Arabic.


This position is based at the WFP Sa'ada field office. The holder is likely to report to the Head of field office under the technical supervision of the Head of field office and the technical supervision of a more senior Nutrition Officer.


To provide support to nutrition  programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries in Yemen

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to the development of WFP Yemen nutrition projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance.
  2. Provide project management support to specific and defined nutrition projects and activities, ensuring a co-ordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  3. Develop and co-ordinate data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained. 
  4. Track and analyse data to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  5. Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  6. Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to meeting nutrition needs.
  7. Support the capacity building of WFP Yemen staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to nutrition needs for example the production and review of training materials.
  8. Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.


  • Prepare memorandum of understandings and field level agreements with WFP partners and the Ministry of Public Health and Population. Conduct reviews and evaluations of all partnership agreements and recommend areas of improvement where applicable;
  • Assist with analyzing gaps in programme coverage, identify potential partners, and liaise with partners to increase coverage and minimize overlap;
  • Manage the commodity pipeline and food distribution plans at the WFP Yemen Country Office level and advise management on the requirements of specialized nutritious foods and non-food for timely delivery. Review monthly distribution plans in a timely manner;
  • Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly nutrition reports and provide any necessary support to WFP Yemen Country Office compilation of annual reports;
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring, evaluation, supervision and reporting system is in place and programme activities are implemented in line with the relevant project documents. Report on implementation bottlenecks and recommend corrective actions where necessary;
  • Represent WFP Yemen in nutrition cluster meetings and other relevant and strategic stakeholder/partners meetings, as required;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, bilateral representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs, partners and other stakeholders;
  • Perform other related duties, as required.


  • Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international emergency and development nutrition programmes.
  • Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related activities, in particular the community-based management of acute malnutrition or CMAM.
  • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within Yemen.


  • This position is open to qualified Yemeni nationals ONLY. Female Yemeni candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply
  • ONLY qualified and shortlisted candidates who meet the minimum requirements of the position will be contacted
  • ONLY CV submitted in English will be accespted


How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates must apply through the following link:


  • Employer: WFP
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sa'adah
  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • Deadline: 14 September 2017