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Vacancy Announcement No: 73661

Job Title: Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Information Manager
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Grade Level: NOB
No. of Post: 1
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: One Year
Closing Date: 22 Jan 2018

About WFP

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.

Organizational Context

WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.


The nutrition situation in Sudan is characterized by persistently high prevalence of both acute and chronic malnutrition with little changes observed in the past two decades. Currently, Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) stands at 16.4% nationally while stunting is estimated at 38% among children aged 6 to 59 months. Anecdotal evidences suggest that micro-nutrient deficiencies are wide spread - only 9.5% of households in Sudan consume iodized salt and the coverage of vitamin A supplementation is only 60.5% among children aged 12-23 months1. Available data suggests that age inappropriate feeding practices, poor quality and quantity of complementary food and high prevalence of communicable disease are key contributing factors.

Purpose of Assignment

The incumbent, under the supervision of the Head of the Nutrition Unit and in close collaboration with relevant programme units (M&E, VAM) will be responsible for management of all of the Nutrition Unit’s data files and information and regularly undertake appropriate analysis and reporting of WFP’s nutrition data for consumption at different levels – technical, management and external.
S/he will be the main focal point for all nutrition related M&E work, providing input into programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he will work closely with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide technical support and ensure alignment of data management tools and systems between WFP, FMOH and other partners.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

1. Maintain, organize, and optimize the data files related to WFP nutrition operation in Sudan
a. Maintain the databases of Cooperating Partners’ monthly reports for all WFP nutrition activities (TSFP, eBSFP, FBPM, HF and SBCC).
b. Provide regular technical support to Area, Field and Sub-Offices to ensure that the monthly databases are effectively utilized and that the information submitted is of high quality.
c. Design and conduct data management training for WFP Cooperating Partners and technical focal points at the state level.
d. Undertake periodic reviews of the nutrition database and related tools and update or redesign these as necessary so that the information being collected is meeting programmatic needs
e. Conduct monthly checks and analyses on routine monitoring data from monthly CP reports to monitor the performance of WFP supported nutrition programmes.
2. Data analyses and reporting
a. Undertake analyses of the monthly database of nutrition activities and share salient points of information and action with focal points at the CO and AO levels.
b. Lead the production of the quarterly nutrition bulletin in coordination with the relevant activity managers and focal points
c. Collaborate with the VAM unit for the production and updating of nutrition related maps, all surveys and assessments.
d. Collaborate with the M&E unit to triangulate information generated through CP reports with WFP internal M&E information.
e. Coordinate with the M&E team to provide all nutrition related data for donor proposals and reporting.
3. Programme Design and Monitoring and Evaluation
a. Develop the log frames of all nutrition related donor proposals, ensuring that they are aligned to nutrition indicators in the CRF/ICSP.
b. Collaborate with the Resilience Unit to define nutrition sensitive indicators for activities under the ICSP.
c. Undertake regular field visits to inform programme design and monitor the nutrition related activities under the ICSP (i.e. outcome monitoring)
d. Identify and pilot updated technologies for information gathering, reporting, and display (e.g. use of hand held devices, web-based nutrition M&E platforms, etc.)
4. Capacity Strengthening
a. Provide capacity strengthening support to the Federal Ministry of Health as per the agreed work plan
b. Collaborate with the M&E and VAM units to design and undertake relevant nutrition surveys and studies (e.g. KAP surveys) to help inform nutrition programming
c. Support the USI Coordinator in the development of the monitoring system for USI
5. Undertake additional tasks as need to ensure the objectives of WFP’s work in nutrition are met.

Standard Minimum Academic Qualifications

Education: Advanced University degree computer sciences, data management, sociology, performance management, social development, development economics or a related discipline relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with five additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language: Fluency  (level C) in English language and Arabic. Good English written skills and ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in oral and written.

Minimum Requirements

• At least 3 years of post-graduate relevant professional experience, or 5 years of post-graduate relevant professional experience in lieu of an Advanced degree.

• Has  research  experience  using  variety  of  analytical tools  and  methods  for  causality  analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.

• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite) and knowledge of SPSS is required.

Functional Capabilities

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Knowledge of Nutrients

Utilizes knowledge of vitamins and nutrients to understand the causes of malnutrition, the relationships between the different types of malnutrition, and is able to articulate the UNICEF conceptual model.

Situation Analysis and Evidence Assessment

Able to appropriately interpret the nutrition situation, analyze primary causes of malnutrition, define limitations to the analysis (e.g. seasonality) and prepare an overview of the food security and nutrition situation in country.

Knowledge of Public Health

Has foundational knowledge of the core public health sciences (i.e., biostatistics, epidemiology, social science, environmental health, and prevention of chronic and infectious disease and injury) in order to assess a country’s/region’s health situation.

Knowledge of Food System

Ability to analyze how food systems influence the diets of vulnerable groups and identify how and where food systems may contribute to specific nutrient gaps.

Applying Programme & Policy Standards

Leverages nutrition knowledge to provide technical advice to governments to design and implement country nutrition programmes that follow international and WFP agency standards and guidance.

Desirable Experiences and Competencies:

• Specific experience in database management and more broadly information management in humanitarian setting, academia, or private sector will be highly regarded.

• Knowledge of other statistical packages will be considered. Knowledge of mapping software (e.g. ArcGIS) as well as knowledge of web-based data design and management system would be a critical advantage.

• Strong analytical skills, ability to work under minimum supervision, attention to details and a drive for accuracy in the information produced, client oriented attitude are the core qualities the incumbent will possess.

• Dynamic, and enthusiastic with the ability to think outside the box.

• Ability to work independently and as part of the team, and work effectively with co-workers, partner agencies and the government.

Terms and Conditions

This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In the pursuit of WFP’s mission to feed the hungry poor, WFP employees must uphold the highest standards of ethical and
professional conduct at all times.

WFP has zero tolerance for fruad & corruption, sexual exploitation and discrimination.

Deadline for Applications

Applicants are required to create their personal account and fill in the profile form with his/her personal details in WFP Career Web-Site through the links provided below.
Applicants must ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching the CV, answer the pre-screening questions and  agree on legal statement prior to submitting the application.

External applicants - Interested external applicants can apply on WFP Career Site: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

Internal Applicants - Intereseted internal applicants can apply through the E-Recruitment tool: Learning Management System: www.newgo.wfp.org

Applicants may apply using LinkedIn profile (if available).


Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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

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.