Jobs at World Food Programme
Duty station: Any of the following countries (DRC, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen)
The nutritionist will perform the following functions in particular locations
- Provide technical and strategic advice to all levels of the organization (HQ, Regional Bureaus and Country Offices) on WFP nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes and policy issues. This includes assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and commodity choice all related to nutrition and in line with WFP standards and processes.
- Support the strengthening of nutrition initiatives, including the development of national government policies related to nutrition (Agriculture, Education, Health, HIV and TB, Resilience, Social protection policies), as well as nutrition strategies, action plans, protocols, programme guidance, implementation modalities and operations in compliance with international guidelines, WFP policies, Executive board (EB) decisions, and multi-stakeholder platforms guidance such as the SUN movement and UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.
- Work in collaboration with senior management, School feeding, Supply chain, Programme, Cash-Based Transfers, Vulnerability Analysis Mapping, Monitoring & Evaluation and other units/ divisions which support WFP Nutrition, to ensure effective advocacy, design and delivery of quality WFP nutrition programming.
- Contribute to emergency preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations on contingency planning, risk analysis and early warning related to nutrition risks, providing response capacity as required.
- Provide oversight in preparing accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to a knowledge base that informs the decision making of WFP and other stakeholders.
- Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national governments to prepare for and respond to nutrition problems.
- Similarly, provide oversight on operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi-sectoral response to nutrition in both emergency and non-emergency settings.
- Represent WFP at regional, national and international meetings in contributing to technical discussions, exchange experiences, advocate for nutrition interventions and identify areas of potential collaboration.
- Manage teams of Nutritionists, providing guidance and coaching as required to ensure appropriate career development and enable high performance.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Furthermore, perform other duties as required.
In order to be eligible for the role, the incumbent must have the following qualifications
- Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Food Technology, Medicine or other related fields or Bachelor degree with relevant work experience.
- In addition to that, eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in nutrition, public health management, development of projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance.
- Experience collaborating with partners and key stakeholders to strategically increase the awareness of nutrition policies, strategies and/ or programmes. Similarly, experience leading/overseeing the development and implementation of multi-sectoral nutrition programmes at country and/ or global level.
- Experience managing and building multi-functional teams.
- International working experience and/or working experience for an international organisation.
- Fluency (level C) in both spoken and written English. In addition, intermediate knowledge of additional UN official language.