Employment at World Food Programme (WFP), Zambia

The World Food Programme (WFP), Zambia is seeking a motivated self-starter to support the day to day operations of the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network office in Zambia. The candidate will serve as the administration support for development of the Nutrition Economic Policy and Regulation work stream for the SUN Business Network at WFP. The role will also feed into the work of the attached consultant to be hired for the Economic Analysis and Costing of Regulatory Tools to Improve Nutrition in Zambia and will support the consultant on all activities linked to the completion of the consultancy.

POSITION: MDT Policy Programme Assistant

CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract


DUTY STATION: Lusaka, Zambia


Under the overall guidance of the SBN Senior Programme Assistant, t The candidate recruited for this engagement will be responsible for ensuring that the SBN team completes the work on nutrition economic policy and regulation as outlined in the mandate and strategy within WFP procedures and across the private-sector related nutrition programming objectives of WFP. The role will be primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of the major initiatives of the SUN Business Network Zambia Strategy (2015 – 2017).

The candidate’s primary tasks will relate to the implementation of the SUN Business Network Program. This includes:

Conduct research and build on existing documents on the following:
Zambian trade policies and frameworks that relate to food
Trade organizations and agreements that impact food consumption and nutrition
Private sector alliances & platforms that relate to food consumption
Policies that already have/have the potential to impact food consumption patterns
Support Economic Policy and Regulation Consultant to complete the analysis process within the set period
Build an updated record/list of key stakeholders  and individuals in Zambia including definitions of the role that each could play to drive an effective change in economic policy and regulation for nutrition

POSITION: BCC Programme Assistant

CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract


DUTY STATION: Lusaka, Zambia

Description of tasks:

Under the overall guidance of the SBN Senior Programme Assistant, The candidate recruited for this engagement will be responsible for ensuring SBN is served efficiently in terms of developing an effective BCC for the nutritious foods logo which is being developed by the SBN within WFP. He or she will support development of a broad based nutrition marketing campaign for the nutrition brand logo and support the team in delivering an ideal proposal for launching and promoting the nutritious foods logo. The candidate will also ensure that the differentiated logo focusing on micronutrients integrates a strong appeal for fortified products and enhances advocacy for increased fortification. Additionally, the candidate will support the Nutrition Consultant with compiling the technical components associated with the logo.

The candidate’s primary tasks will relate to the implementation of the SUN Business Network Program. This includes:

o    Support development of a broad based nutrition marketing campaign for the nutrition brand logo that marks nutrition friendly products
o    Review best practices and experiences from other countries in roll out of nutrition-related social behavior change campaigns (SBCC)/marketing/branding/promotions
o    Identify requirements for a broad based promotional/marketing campaign for launching the nutritious foods logo
o    Support the design of a promotional campaign plan for the launch of the logo
o    Support planning and execution of events surrounding development of logo or associated marketing campaign

Interested candidates meeting the requirements of the post should submit their application letter together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and/or the United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), and copies of academic and professional credentials. Envelopes should be marked as below:
VA NUMBER: 002/10/2016
The envelopes should be submitted to:
The Head of Human Resources United Nations World Food Programme, P.O. Box 37726 Lusaka, Zambia. Or; delivered by hand at WFP Offices (Tender box) Plot # 10/4971, Tito Road Rhodespark, Lusaka Zambia
The deadline for submission of applications is 25th October 2016.
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