Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Consultant (Level II), Mogadishu at World Food Programme

Programme Policy Officer (Joint Resilience Programme Coordinator) CST-II, Mogadishu at World Food Programme

Post Title: Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Contract type/grade: Consultant-II

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing Date: 8th May 2022

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

Organizational Background:

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.

This position is open to qualified candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Nutrition Coordination Cluster (NCC) in the establishment and maintenance of strong humanitarian coordination mechanisms at the national and sub-national level to support a well-coordinated and strategic emergency nutrition response while also considering early recovery and prevention interventions.
  • Co-lead the Nutrition cluster planning and strategy development including timely and quality need assessments/analysis, and nutrition response action plans incorporated into the overall Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Act as the cluster lead in the absence of the cluster coordinator, including cluster management, representation, and general cluster coordination-related duties.
  • Provide strategic advice and support short to long term efforts to strengthen the capacity of all nutrition partners.
  • Ensure full integration of cross-cutting issues such as human rights, HIV, age, gender and environment, utilizing participatory and community-based approaches in all nutrition programming.
  • Ensure a strong multi-sectoral response through fostering effective links with other clusters especially Health,WASH,Food Security, and Education clusters.
  • Represent the interests of the nutrition cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.
  • Ensure that NCC response are in line with existing nutrition policy guidance, technical standards, local authorities’ policies and relevant commitments that the concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law.
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation by identifying ways to improve the quality and timeliness of information collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Co-lead for advocacy and resource mobilization through identifying core advocacy issues and resource requirements of the Nutrition cluster and contribute to advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinator and other actors.
  • Build capacity of WFP staff, in particular the WFP national Nutrition Cluster Officer to take over core responsibilities of a deputy cluster coordinator role through mentoring and on-the-job training.
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status and profile on nutrition through active stakeholder engagement and ensuring that WFP mandate is systematically represented.
  • Provide strategic advice and support to WFP nutrition programme to enhance programme effectiveness, including design and operational planning, relationship with the Government at both federal and state level, partners’ capacity support, programme coverage and reporting.

Standard Minimum Qualifications


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 eight 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.
  • Experience in working within the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator and/or emergency interagency coordination role.
  • Food security and multisector programme knowledge and experience are desirable.
  • Knowledge of sound research methods and monitoring and evaluation standards.
  • Understanding of donor policies, strategies, and programme priorities.
  • 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 Hands-on experience in International NGOs is an added advantage.

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 11 months

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

More Information

  • Job City Mogadishu, Somalia
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