Programme Assistant (BISP Stunting Prevention Project), Khanewal & Rajanpur, Pakistan

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Pakistan

Field location: Rajanpur

Office: WFP in Rajanpur


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.


Job title: Programme Assistant (BISP Stunting Prevention Project) Grade: SC5 Contract type: Service Contract Duty Station: 1 x Khanewal and 1 x Rajanpur

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Pakistan only. Deadline for applications is 22 August 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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.


To support the implementation of the Ehsaas Nashonuma- Stunting prevention activities at district level.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Assistant (BISP Stunting Prevention Project) will be responsible for the following tasks:

To coordinate on regular basis with all relevant stakeholders to develop the synergies and partnerships for successful implementation of BISP Stunting prevention project.

To maintain close liaison with Department of Health, LHWP, BISP Taluka/District office to mobilize eligible beneficiaries at Ehsaas Nashunuma Center.

Maintain close coordination/Liaison with community workforce i.e. LHWs, CHWs, BBCs engaged them in mobilization and awareness raising campaign

Conduct training/orientation and capacity building session of Project staff and relevant stakeholders, such as Medical officers, Women medical officers, Lady Health Workers (LHW) and Lady Health Supervisors (LHS).

Coordinate with BISP POS agent for the smooth disbursement of agreed entitlement to eligible beneficiaries at centers.

Facilitate in preparing the monthly SNF supplies distribution plans and execute distribution as per caseload of BISP beneficiaries at all facilitation centers.

Keep close coordination with the respective government departments, Cooperating Partner to ensure that all the activities at the District level are well coordinated and actively participate in the district coordination meetings

Within the specific area of responsibility, ensure compilation of data and support analysis and preparation of reports to support operational decision-making.

Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary at district level

Provide support to conduct the trainings Workshops and facilitate the donor missions at the District level.

Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items.

Provide guidance to cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks.

Conduct periodic monitoring trips to the project sites, including random monitoring checks on Cooperating Partners (CPs) activities and report progress using standard monitoring tools.

Ensure proper advocacy and visibility of WFP activities at the district level.

Any other task assigned by supervisor



Completion of higher secondary school certificate, preferably supported by a university degree in human nutrition, public health, or other related disciplines.


Minimum 5 years‘ practical work experience in nutrition and public health in emergencies, with a minimum of 2-3 years experience specifically in CMAM.

Language: Excellent oral and written English and Urdu. Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.


Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.


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