Food Technologist, P3, Sana’a, Yemen

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Yemen

City: Sana’a, Yemen

Office: WFP Sana’a, Yemen

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.

Are you passionate about changing and saving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people? Are you interested in applying your food technology expertise to improve the way we deliver food assistance to 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

We are looking for a Food Technologist at a P3 level to join the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sana’a, Yemen. The main objective of this role is to lead the implementation of food safety and quality management and food product optimisation initiatives within the country. You will partner closely with your colleagues in other functional areas to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.


In this position your main responsibilities will be:

Establish and implement protocols and tools relating to food technology issues (e.g. food safety and quality, food product optimisation, etc.) ensuring alignment with other functional strategies, policies, and plans.

Review and provide advice on the procedures for mitigating and documenting food quality and safety issues (e.g. during food transit and storage in warehouses).

Establish and implement protocols and tools that enable rapid response to situations with food safety concerns.

Provide technical guidance and input to the design and implementation of medium-scale food assistance programmes, ensuring compliance with WFP food and safety regulations.

Lead and motivate a small team by providing coaching, training, mentoring and guidance as required to ensure their development and enable them to perform at their best.

Develop and deliver training modules to your colleagues and external partners on food technology topics (e.g. quality control, food processing, loss prevention, and mitigation) to build local capacity in the processing and production of specialized nutritious foods.

Prepare accurate and timely reports that inform food risk assessment and management, and contribute to a WFP wide view of food technology activities, enabling informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to key partners.