Programme Associate (SBCC)

World Food Programme
Location: Kathmandu
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-04-18 Deadline: 2021-04-29
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

About WFP

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.

Terms and Conditions

Position Title: Programme Associate (Social and Behaviour Change Communication)

Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)

Grade: SC-6 (equivalent to GS-6)

Contract Duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Duty Station: Kathmandu

Post: 1 position (one)

Nationality: Nepalese ONLY


Organizational Context

The Programme Associate will be a member of the WFP nutrition team and is expected to work closely with other programme unities including the Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) team.

At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


Job Purpose

To spreadhead WFP’s Social and Behaviour Change Communications (SBCC) interventions, with particular emphasis of integrating SBCC components at each stage of the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluations of the relevant WFP development and humanitarian programmes in Nepal. To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Nutrition, and direct supervision of the National Nutrition Officer and matrix relationship with heads of other functional units, the job holder will carry out the following tasks;


  • Design SBCC interventions
  • Technical Assistance and Capacity Strengthening
  • Programme Implementation Support
  • Others

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Behavioural Science, Social Science, Public Health or related fields and relevant on the job training related to SBCC will be a plus.

Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English and Nepali languages. Nepali Typing skill is an asset. Knowledge of local languages is a mandatory.


Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in SBCC around public health and nutrition, community development etc. with governmental or non-governmental organizations
  • Knowledge of and experience of promoting consumption of locally available food, community engagement, development, and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procedures in the area of work is an advantage.
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Functional competencies including designing and implementing SBCC interventions including the community interaction and awareness raising,
  • Sound understanding of health, nutrition and food security related programmes and initiatives in Nepal
  • Good communication skills, ability for perform well in cross-disciplinary teams, and ability to maintain effective working relations with partners.
  • Training and experience in utilizing computers and standard software packages and systems, such as MS-Office.

Apply Instructions

Deadline for Applications

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


This Job is expired. The Company is no longer accepting applications for this position.

Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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