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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Nutrition, Statistics, Demography, Research Methodologies, Development Studies, Law, Education and any other related fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
The World Food Programme (WFP) supports the Zambian government through the Ministry of General Education to implement the Home Grown School Meals (HGSM) Programme. The standard school meal is comprised of maize, cowpeas or beans, and oil fortified with vitamins A and D. The food basket for the HGSM, except for the vegetable oil, is all procured locally. However, diverse nutritious diets are not frequently prioritized at the household level as there are low levels of knowledge about the importance of consuming nutritious foods and what constitutes a nutritious diet. In order to overcome this challenge, therefore, WFP collaborating with The Ministry of General Education piloted model school gardens an intervention to improve knowledge and application of good nutrition practices among targeted schoolchildren and communities.
To be able to track progress against the set programme objectives, a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey is proposed to be undertaken in both Mumbwa and Petauke districts. All the communities surrounding the schools where the pupils come from will also be covered by the project for agricultural and nutrition interventions using the school gardens as the learning centre.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The consultant will be expected to present detailed methodologies and appropriate tools and budget for the intended assessment. The number of enumerators and the associated costs should be included. The following should be taken into account:
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline to receiving applications is Friday 15th June 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambianjobhunter.com as the source of this job advertisement.
To apply for this job please visit www1.wfp.org.