WFP Job: Senior Programme Associate (Food Fortification).

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Vacancy Details

Job Title Senior Programme Associate (Food Fortification)
Grade  Level 7
Type of Contract Service Contract
Duration 1 year (with possible renewable)
Reporting To Programme Policy Officer (Food Technology)
Duty Station Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Date of Publication 06 March 2024
Last Date of Application 20 March 2024


The monthly Base Salary for this role is INR 1,12,202/- with an additional 8.33% of the Base salary allocated towards social security. Furthermore, the employee will receive medical benefits as per WFP’s plan. Any tax obligations related to payments from this agreement will be the responsibility of the recipient.

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Terms & Conditions

  • This position is available to participants of Indian nationality exclusively.
  • Only applicants who are seriously considered will receive further communication.
  • A written examination will be conducted to evaluate the suitability of candidates.
  • Only selected candidates will be placed on the list for up to two years and may be considered for other positions on the list.


Completion of high school education is required. It is desirable to have a certificate in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Nutrition or Related Field. Possessing a Master’s degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Nutrition or a related field would be advantageous.


  1. A minimum of 7 years of progressive work experience, with at least 2 to 3 years spent working closely in the field of food fortification, is required.
  2. Previous experience collaborating with government/UN agencies/NGOs is preferred.
  3. Proficiency in the program cycle management for large-scale food fortification programs with public health goals is essential.
  4. Proven ability to establish connections with government, private sector, civil society, UN agencies, donors, and research institutions is necessary.
  5. Experience in capacity building, particularly for government and private sector partners in food fortification, food safety, and quality is important.
  6. An evidence-based approach. Including experience in research and academic publications, is highly valued.
  7. Knowledge and experience in the rice, wheat, oil, milk, and salt sectors in India would be considered an advantage.
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Required Skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of Nutrition, including an understanding of nutrients.
  • Understanding of the current state of food fortification in the nation, including a vision of the government of India on the same.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leadership and management.
  • Strong analytical skills, along with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities in English. Ability to communicate in the local language of the state is preferred.

 Job Purpose

The Senior Programme Associate (Food Fortification) will be responsible for leading WFP’s initiative on rice fortification in the food-based safety nets in the state. They will work under the direct guidance of the mentioned supervisor and the overall supervision of the Head of the Nutrition and school feeding unit. Additionally, they will closely collaborate with the staff of the unit to ensure successful implementation.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications through the link to be considered. Please note that only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

It is important to mention that WFP does not require any payment during the recruitment process, including the offer stage. If you receive any payment requests, kindly decline them and report them to the local law enforcement authorities for necessary action.

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