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World Food Programme Jobs For Food Sciences, Food Tech, Apply For Policy Officer Role With Rs. 1.3 Lakh pm Pay – Apply Now. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification) Service Contract L8, New Delhi (832974)

Requisition ID 832974

Posted 21/05/2024 – Short Term-SC WFP – Asia, Southern – India – New Delhi –

Working Job Language (2): English & Hindi



Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification)

Grade: Level 8

Type of Contract: Service Contract

Duration: 1 Year (with possible renewal)

Reporting To: Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification)

Duty Station: Department of Food & Public Distribution, New Delhi

Date of Publication: 21 May 2024

Deadline of Application: 04 June 2024


  • This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.
  • This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test will be used for screening candidates.
  • Only recommended candidates will be retained on the roster for a period of two years and may be considered for similar positions from the roster.
  • The base salary for this position is INR 1,30,728/- per month + 8.33% of base salary towards social security. The employee will also be covered with medical benefits as per WFP’s plan. All tax liabilities for payments from this contract are to be borne by the subscriber.


The Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification), under the direct guidance of the Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification) based at the Country Office, and the overall guidance of the Head of the Nutrition and School Feeding Unit, will be responsible for supporting and contributing towards WFP’s food fortification efforts.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (Not all inclusive)

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide support to the government counterparts at the national level in the development of policy documents, plans, and solutions for implementation bottlenecks, etc., towards mainstreaming of fortification with a special focus on rice in the social safety nets.
  • Provide technical assistance in consultation with the WFP staff to the interested state governments on rice fortification as well as other food fortification initiatives. This will include technological advice, development of well-costed project proposals, terms of reference, etc.
  • Regular follow-up with states and preparation of periodic reports on the status of implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme on fortified rice.
  • Document achievements, best practices, and lessons learnt on rice fortification to enhance learning within WFP and amongst partners at the national level.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy strategy and materials aimed at improving commitment, knowledge, and understanding of decision-makers, private sector, public sector, general public, and people benefiting from rice fortification.
  • Advocate for and support the efforts of the country office for a more diversified PDS food basket and roll out of fortified wheat flour in the states not benefiting from fortified wheat flour at department meetings, conferences, workshops, and consultations in coordination with the unit head.
  • Analyse and provide inputs to various nutrition-related documents coming in from other ministries for inputs.
  • Explore and develop plans for roll out of fortified wheat flour through the PDS.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, as requested by DFPD, prepare background notes, reference materials, etc.
  • Organize meetings for sensitization and capacity building of different stakeholders such as the rice millers’ associations and government counterparts in different states.
  • Organize meetings and coordinate with other government departments such as WCD, Education, NITI Aayog, FSSAI on the roll out of the fortified rice scheme.



Advanced university degree in food sciences, food technology, nutrition, or related field.


  • At least one year of progressively responsible professional experience working closely in the area of food fortification.
  • Previous experience of working in partnership with the government/UN agency/INGO is desirable.
  • Experience with programme cycle management (design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation) of large-scale food fortification programmes with public health objectives.
  • Successful track record in networking with government/public sector, private sector, civil society, UN agencies, donors, and research institutions.
  • Experience in capacity development, especially of government counterparts and private sector on aspects related to food fortification.
  • Evidence-based approach, including experience with research, academic publications, etc.
  • Experience with rice, wheat, oil, milk, and salt sectors in India would be an asset.


  • Strong technical knowledge of nutrition, including nutrients.
  • Sound knowledge of the status of food fortification in the country including the vision of the Government of India on the same.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Ability to engage effectively with a wide range of actors from government, private sector, and civil society.
  • Solid planning and problem-solving skills and action-oriented.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple tasks in an autonomous manner.
  • Maturity, initiative, courtesy, tact, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to handle any other additional tasks as requested by the supervisor.
  • Ability to undertake frequent travel.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


This is a Leading Through Others Level 1 role and following behaviours are expected:

  • Leads by Example with Integrity.
  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments.
  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork.
  • Applies Strategic Thinking.
  • Builds & Maintain Sustainable Partnerships.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via WFP Careers. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process, including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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  1. Dear sir/ma’am,
    I am Rahul Jana, an experienced food technologist currently working at RedCow Dairy Pvt Ltd which is one of the largest private dairy plant in Eastern India. I have a rich experience of 5.5 plus years in the domain of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. I have been working with varied dairy products like market milk, fermented dairy products like Dahi, lassi, fat rich dairy products like Butter and ghee and milk powders. Apart from lab testing work my work role also demands to maintain GMP and GHP. I am currently looking for an opportunity to advance my career. I would be highly obliged if I am given a chance in your esteemed organisation.

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