Programme Policy Officer



The main purpose of this task is to lead the knowledge management, data collection and analysis of the Nutrition Programme data at the national and provincial level, including coordination with IMO focal points of government ministries, UN and development agencies, and implementing partners.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
2. Leading and managing comprehensive knowledge management for Nutrition projects, including data collection, validation, cleaning, and analysis, while ensuring accurate entry of complete project data in Nashonuma app, NIS, SCOPE, and other corporate tools.
3. Driving the development of systems and tools for tracking nutrition programme data, mapping interventions, and facilitating analysis and reporting.
4. Offering technical assistance and capacity development to Government departments in designing National Nutrition Information Management System strategies, SOPs, and policies.
5. Leading efforts in collecting, reviewing, analysing, and identifying gaps in existing nutrition data at national and provincial levels.
6. Provide technical inputs for evidence generation around nutrition specific/sensitive interventions.
7. Represent WFP at national and/or provincial level strategic consultations, contribute in discussions, exchange experiences, advocate and position WFP and identify areas of potential collaboration and partnerships in the field of nutrition knowledge management
wherever possible.
8. Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
9. Compiling, analysing, and reporting project data received from field offices, sharing progress reports, and ensuring adherence to reporting deadlines.
10. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

11. Coordinating all nutrition-related survey SQUEAC/SLEAC and data collection activities, including potential baselines and other evaluations, both initiated by WFP or representing WFP in related task forces.
12. Undertaking other leadership responsibilities as required.


In addition to the primary responsibilities, as the Lead Nutrition Information Management Officer, this position will spearhead the development of innovative remote support information systems to enhance program quality. These job-specific tasks will include:
 Led the creation of an AI-based chatbot for the Benazir Nashonuma Program, improving user experience and providing instant access to relevant information.
 Overseeing beneficiary follow-up through the use of WFP corporate tools, such as RapidPro and MoDa, to ensure consistent support and monitoring.
 Developing an automated telephonic short interview system following WFP corporate guidelines, utilizing tools like mVam to streamline data collection and feedback processes.
 Development and Implement a Learning Management System (LMS) that equips staff engaged in nutrition interventions with the necessary skills for quality implementation, fostering continuous professional development and improved program outcomes.


Education: Advanced University degree in applied economics and/or social sciences, or first level university degree with additional 2 years of experience. Degree in Nutrition/Health relevant would be an addition.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of professional/managerial experience with International NGOs and/or with UN system preferably in the nutrition and food security sector;

  • Experience in managing/leading a team
  • Setting up databases and statistical analysis of data and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
  • Databases for monitoring program implementation and in data collection, processing and analysis systems;
  • Meeting strict deadlines under minimum supervision and deliver high quality products;
  • Travel extensively within Pakistan and work effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Organization World Food Programme
Industry Management Jobs
Occupational Category Programme Policy Officer
Job Location Islamabad,Pakistan
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Experienced Professional
Experience 5 Years
Posted at 2023-09-19 11:20 am
Expires on 2024-08-22