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.
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.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in business, management, marketing, international development, nutrition, public health or related field.
The Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN) is among the four Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) networks aimed at supporting countries design and implement high impact nutrition interventions. The SBN is the only dedicated global platform for business and nutrition, with the aim to reduce malnutrition in all its forms – through engaging and supporting business to act, invest and innovate in responsible and sustainable actions and operations to improve nutrition.
The SUN Business Network is co-convened by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and World Food Programme (WFP). In Zambia, WFP is the co-convener of the SBN together with the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC).
The SBN coordinator will help guide programme development and implementation, and oversee the technical and operational management of the SBN in Zambia. The post holder will also participate in the design, and evaluation, as well as knowledge management of activities relating to the SBN.
The post holder will report to the Pogramme and Policy offer for Nutrition (SO2 manager). He/she also works in close collaboration with the Programme Officer for Nutrition, and Programme Officers for other strategic objectives in Zambia Country Office, as well as support staff. The post holder represents WFP in technical and operational meetings related SBN.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring expertise is applied across the private sector related nutrition programming objectives of WFP and its respective government and private sector partners.
The role will be primarily responsible for leading the planning, design and implementation of the major initiatives of the SUN Business SBN Zambia Strategy and carrying the initiatives beyond the life of the strategy.
The post holder’s primary tasks will relate to the implementation of the SBN Strategy (2020 – 2023) as it relates to current WFP country strategic plan.
1) Maintain a strong SBN brand and membership
2) Support the private sector’s in their effort to increase the production and distribution (supply) of nutritious foods:
3) Drive demand for nutritious foods:
4) Work closely with government to improve the enabling environment for improve nutrition:
5) Manage SBN team and ensure that all staff are contributing to work plan and overall mission of WFP:
Desired experiences for entry into the role:
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.
Method of Application
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