WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
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.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has been present in Sierra Leone since 1968. It supports the Government through a range of integrated life-saving and resilience-building activities.
Environmental degradation, particularly deforestation, exposes Sierra Leone to climate shocks and natural disasters, including seasonal flash floods, landslides, wildfires and windstorms. To ensure that populations affected by crises can meet their immediate food and nutritional needs and recover from shocks, WFP provides emergency food assistance, prioritizing cash transfers, where appropriate.
Through its resilience building and asset creation project, WFP strengthens the livelihoods of food insecure communities that are vulnerable to shocks, by implementing programmes that create productive assets, promote the production of nutritionally diverse foods and irrigate under-utilized Inland Valley Swamps for year-round cultivation.
In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, WFP also addresses the root causes of chronic malnutrition, by improving access to complementary foods, and enhancing maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and feeding practices. WFP targets children between 0-23 months and pregnant and lactating women and girls.
In addition, WFP supports the Government’s Free Quality Education Initiative and is a key implementing partner of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE). To improve educational outcomes, WFP provides daily school feeding in 5 districts across the country. To expand the benefits associated with school feeding, in select schools, WFP is undertaking a Home-Grown School Feeding approach, based on local procurement from smallholder farmers.
To strengthen peace between Sierra Leone and Guinea, WFP is also working with the International Organization for Migration to implement a cross-border UN Peacebuilding Project. The partners are working to minimize localized conflicts between cattle keepers and crop farmers in Falaba district in Sierra Leone and Faranah prefecture in Guinea. WFP supports all-year climate-sensitive agriculture, by cultivating inland valley swamps. This draws people away from the slash-and-burn farming in the upland, associated with tree-cutting, reduced soil fertility and low yields.
The consultant will report to the Heads of Units for Asset Creation and Livelihood (ACL), Nutrition, School Feeding and Logistics and will also work in close coordination with the Head of Programs and the Partnerships and Communications unit to deliver the outcomes. All electronic files of existing resources (e.g., WFP Style Guide) will be made available. The consultant will be briefed by activity managers at the beginning of the assignment, and will then hold regular discussions through meetings, email and phone as required. Activity managers will provide key information and sample content that can be used to develop the required products.
Outcome 1: Create School Feeding IEC and advocacy material. (32 Days)
Outcome 2: Nutrition (20 Days)
Outcome 3: Asset Creation and Livelihood (ACL) (15 Days)
Outcome 4: Logistics (8 Days)
Education: Undergraduate degree in communications, graphic design, videography/photography, marketing, or other related fields.
Experience: Three years of relevant professional experience in graphic design, videography/photography and branding preferably with some experience working for private sector an added advantage
Position open to Sierra Leone Nationals only
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
16th November 2023
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
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.