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Monitoring and Evaluation Nutrition Advisor (Consultancy)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty station: Italy, Rome

Deadline for applications: 12 February 2012

REF: 12-0012413

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill a consultancy position of Monitoring and Evaluation Nutrition Advisor. The position will be based in our headquarters in Rome, Italy for a contract period of 6 months, with a possibility of extension.

WFP and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) are beginning a three year partnership called “Building the Future for Children under Two – the Right Foods at the Right Time Initiative” that aims to develop a successful model for WFP’s global under two nutrition programmes.

Large-scale nutrition programme that delivers nutritious complementary foods to pregnant and lactating mothers and children under two years has been approved for Phase I out of two phases. The programme learnings will help facilitate programme replication across WFP operations and increase awareness among international stakeholders, including donors and host governments, on the importance of proven food-based approaches to address child under-nutrition.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Contribute to the development of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework of the Impact Model;
  • Develop an assessment tool to analyse the M&E capacity of WFP, Government, and others actors in country;
  • Facilitate the assessment of WFP and Government’s M&E capacity in each country, analysing M&E capacity and technology, mapping partners and other nutrition interventions;
  • Work with Country Office and other counterparts to develop M&E plans including capacity building plans and M&E budget for the project;
  • Document learning in M&E from the project for WFP; • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to ensure that approaches are in line with WFP policy; • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications & Experience Required


  • University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Food Security, Food Technology or other related fields.



  • At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in nutrition, public health management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance;
  • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis;
  • Food security and multisector programme knowledge and experience are desirable;
  • International experience is an added advantage.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong knowledge of nutrition and recent developments in the field;
  • Knowledge of sound research methods and M&E standards;
  • Understanding of donor policies, strategies, and programme priorities;
  • Advanced computer skills with at least intermediate proficiency in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software (i.e. EPI Info);
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration is highly desirable;
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant field of specialization (nutrition, public health development or other) is an asset;
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative health/nutrition survey techniques is an added value.


  • WFP’s core competencies for professionals include action management, communication skills, teamwork and high standards of ethics and values.



  • Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English;
  • Intermediate knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese as a WFP working language is preferred.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Websites to visit before applying:

http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations

http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date

http://www.unstaffmobility.org Learn more about countries where the UN operates

Application procedures:

Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/12-0012413

Step 1: Create your online CV.

Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application. NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply




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