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Job Title: Rice Fortification Officer (Food Technologist)

Proposed Pay Level: SC-8

Unit/ Division: Programme – Nutrition

Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration: ASAP for initial 6 months

Contract Type: Service Contract


The Rice Fortification Officer will have the primary responsibility of supporting and coordinating WFP Indonesia’s advocacy and programmatic efforts to scale up access to and consumption of fortified rice through Indonesia’s staple food social assistance programme (SEMBAKO).


Within the assigned Country Office, the Programme Officer will assume the responsibilities under the overall supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director and the direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition Unit.

Specifically, the Officer will be responsible for:

Consolidating, documenting, and elaborating the evidence base to support the operationalization of post-harvest rice fortification in Indonesia including:

  • In collaboration with the WFP nutrition team, support the dissemination and follow up on results and recommendations of the rice fortification land scape analysis (RFLA).
  • Complete a desk review report to complement and expand upon the RFLA results and lessons learned, challenges and opportunities from previous post-harvest rice fortification efforts. This should include reference to the global evidence base as consolidated by WFP regionally and globally.
  • Assess and describe the food use habits in different regions of Indonesia where fortified rice will be made available (for example food consumption habits, food preparation techniques and food storage practices).

Supporting the design, start-up, and implementation of the SEMBAKO Rice Fortification pilot, including:

  • Define selection criteria, with documented justification, for selection of target areas.
  • Develop operational guidelines for making fortified rice available and accessible through the SEMBAKO programme in pilot locations.
  • Provide technical assistance to government and non-government stakeholders and partners to ensure availability of fortified rice in pilot e-warongs.
  • Design, conduct and finalize the report on an acceptability study to gather perceptions of SEMBAKO beneficiaries on access to and consumption of fortified rice.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders (miller associations, other private sector actors and government) at national and pilot levels, design an approach to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of fortified food in general and fortified rice in particular.
  • Document lessons learned from pilot implementation and put forward recommendations for future scaling up of rice fortification in Indonesia. This should draw from global, regional and national evidence and studies, including the rice fortification landscape analysis.

Coordinating and providing technical assistance (relying on global DSM/WFP partnership expertise) to strengthen fortified rice production and quality assurance in the Indonesia context, specifically:

  • Consult with the National Food and Drug Control Agency (BPOM) for the standardization of micronutrient levels in rice fortification for the Indonesian Context (SNI = Standard Nasional Indonesia).
  • With the support of DSM/WFP partnership in-kind technical support, coordinate a fortified rice market survey.
  • With technical support and guidance from the WFP regional bureau food safety and quality expert identify potential rice kernel production and blending facilities, putting forward recommendations for improved processes and quality assurance.
  • With technical assistance from the WFP regional bureau and/or headquarters, adapt WFP Global Guidance on Quality Control and Quality Assurance (GMP/Good Manufacturing Practices; HACCP/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) to the Indonesian context and present to stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



4P Theme

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level


U****nderstand and communicate the Strategic Objectives

Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change

Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

Make the mission inspiring to our team

Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual

contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions

Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations and can communicate this link to others.


Loo****k for ways to strengthen people's skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

C****reate an inclusive culture

Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback

Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence and develop and improve individual skills.

C****reate an “I will”/” We will” spirit

Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Focus on getting results

Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

Make commitments and make good on commitments

Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

Be Decisive

Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


C****o****nnect and share across WFP units

Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and

preferred working styles.

Build strong external partnerships

Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

Be politically agile &


Portrays an informed and professional demeanour toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships

Provides operational support on analyses and

assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Food Quality Management

Provides guidance to team on the appropriate handling, storage, and preservation of food types to optimize use of resources.

R****esearch & Development

Coordinates research on food properties and local needs using awareness of available resources (e.g., literature and research on public health).

C****o****mmodity Knowledge

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of food safety and quality and product optimization concepts and principles to implement protocols and tools to relating to food technology issues.

I****ncidence & Risk

C****o****mmunication Management

Demonstrates understanding of when to handle minor risks and/or escalate larger issues to appropriate authorities.

E****thics & Compliance

Demonstrates ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.


  • Experience with providing technical assistance to GOI and private sector partners on food fortification (preferably rice)
  • Demonstrated expertise on staple food fortification programmes.
  • Knowledge of rice fortification technology
  • Understanding of staple food markets (preferably rice)
  • Experience working with GOI social protection programmes
  • Experience working in programmes aimed to address micronutrient deficiencies
  • experience implementing food technology related tools and protocol.


Education: Advanced university degree in Food Technology, Health Sciences, Public Health, Food Control, Nutrition or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

L****anguage: Fluency (level C) in English language and in Bahasa Indonesia

Deadline of application submission: 21 May 2021

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