Programme and Policy Officer (HIV) | International Junior Consultant at WFP | April 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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 or disability.


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.


Career Opportunities: Programme and Policy Officer (HIV), International Junior Consultant, Level 1, Maputo – Mozambique (831987)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition and HIV programme area, the Programme and Policy Officer will support in strengthening HIV response in humanitarian contexts in Mozambique while also supporting the roll out and expansion of HIV integrated programmes in development contexts.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    Support WFP’s role in co-convening the HIV Humanitarian Technical Working Group of UN agencies.
2.    Participate in coordination and technical forums of the national response to HIV/TB at national and sub-national levels including the UN joint Team on HIV (UNJT), and government-led forums.
3.    Through a participatory approach and piloting, facilitate the adaptation of the HIV needs assessment tool to the Mozambique humanitarian context to be endorsed by the Humanitarian Cluster Team and the Government. 
4.    Support in capacity building of government institutions, cooperating partners and WFP Field Office teams on the HIV needs assessment tool as well as on the HIV response in humanitarian contexts.
5.    Working closely with Vulnerability Analysis and Monitoring team, support in mainstreaming HIV in the Food insecurity and Malnutrition vulnerability assessments.
6.    Support in the finalization of WFP HIV strategy for Mozambique.
7.    Support the management of HIV projects and programmes, including budget and finance.
8.    Support in evidence generation on HIV program.
9.    Support advocacy, fundraising and outreach activities to ensure resources for response to HIV. 


Education:    Bachelor degree or  Master degree in one of the following areas: Nutrition, Food Security, Public Health, Epidemiology, Development Studies, Public and Social Policy, Communications, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Consultantational Relations, Management and/or Economics).

Knowledge and Skills:  
–    Proofed knowledge on gender and social protection.
–    Demonstrated interest and/or experience in HIV, Nutrition or Social Protection programmes in emergency or development contexts. 
–    Demonstrated interest and/or experience in information/data analyse and interpret information and present findings concisely.
–    Excellent communication skills and proven ability in creative-, systems- and/or design-thinking is an asset
–    Excellent writing skills in English and other languages
–    Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
–    Proficiency in MS Publisher, In Design and/or Photoshop is highly desirable


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role role-modelling for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyze options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


Deadline for applications: 11 April 2024

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.