Nutritionist SC8 – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleNutritionist, SC8 (Khartoum) (141270)
Requisition ID141270 
Area of expertiseNutrition
Type of contractShort term opportunities
LocationSudan – Khartoum 
Posted Date15/03/2021
Closing date28/03/2021

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 & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Nutrition team and enable the delivery of life-changing services? Are you ready to partner with managers and other stakeholders to deliver effective Nutrition programming 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 an experienced Nutrition Officer, to join our Nutrition programme and policy team to be hired on a Service Contract at SC8 level and to be based in Khartoum.  


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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


The Khartoum based nutrition staff will be engaged in the nutrition programme scale-up of life-saving and stunting prevention nutrition assistance to children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) per year Khartoum peri-urban area, River Nile and El Gezira, where WFP did not have previous operations. Tasks are focused on the establishment of the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) programme and support for the supervision and on the job staff capacity development of WFP, government and partners’ staff.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Nutrition Officer will work under the delegated authority of the Head of Field Office, with functional oversight by the Head of Nutrition, and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Lead the engagement with the three state governments of Khartoum, River Nile and El Gezira on the rapid scale up and work with them on planning and implementation capacity strengthening at the ministerial, locality, health facility and community level.
  • Coordinate with the country office nutrition team and relevant service units, including logistics, knowledge management, M&E and security, to set up and manage the implementation of the nutrition programme in the three states, including the downstream pipeline management/monitoring;
  • Coordinate with UNICEF and WHO for the state level nutrition programme coordination and harmonisation of this scale-up, striving for the establishment of the full continuum of nutrition care.
  • Support the development of adjustments of the nutrition programming to the urban context of (peri-) urban Khartoum, and their implementation in Khartoum;
  • Revise and development of Standard Operation Procedures and related training materials, guidance and tools for the government and community level nutrition management;
  • Plan and coordinate community mobilization in relation to the expansion to new health facilities to the nutrition service delivery;
  • Regular visits to the field to provide technical support on roll-out and engagement with partners, locality authorities and state ministries of health;
  • Consistent communication with logistics to ensure prioritization of RUSF and NFI delivery to scale-up states;
  • Coordinate the roll-out of partner capacity strengthening, training activities and community mobilisation;
  • Support and collaborate with the M&E focal point to contribute to a monitoring & evaluation plan for the scale-up, and development of tools, guidelines and training for both rural and urban settings;
  • Disseminate IEC materials on health, hygiene and nutrition to the health facilities and communities;
  • Collaborate with the Khartoum Field Office team to advise on and support nutrition sensitivity of all WFP activities in the three target States, particularly the school-feeding and other school-based programming
  • Any other required tasks related to implementation and knowledge management.


Education: Advanced University degree in one or more of the following disciplines Nutrition, Public health nutrition or Public Health, or Health Communications, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: At least one year of experience in strategy development, nutrition and health-related programming for candidates with an advanced degree and three years for candidates with a first university degree. Experience working with government at different levels, and in working in urban areas, and/or in challenging rural contexts, and/or working in Sudan would be an asset;

Languages: Fluency in  Arabic and English.


  • Follow-up on Collaborating Partner (CP) Field Level agreements with the State Ministries and local CPs for the implementation and continuity of the nutrition programme
  • Completion of the initial training and regular re-fresher training ensured; capacity strengthening plan for the state ministry developed and initiated
  • Completion of training of implementing staff of all Cooperating Partners
  • Roll out of the nutrition treatment programme in three states coordinated with cooperating partners and UN agencies; options for integration of other nutrition specific elements explored
  • IEC materials disseminated and SBCC activities roll-out initiated
  • Monitoring and timely monthly reporting ensured
  • SOPs for nutrition programme implementation adjusted to the urban context, as required
  • On the job training and capacity building of the other field office staff on nutrition and its logistics and financial requirements.


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 endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 28 March 2021

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals. Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

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