EOI-Nutrition Officer, Garoowe, Somalia

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Contract
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Project Manager
  • Deadline:
    14/09/2022

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.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue: 8th September 2022 Closing Date: 14th September 2022

Why Join WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision by the Head of Programme in Garowe Area Office and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the nutrition programme officer will be responsible of the below tasks:

  •  Support the oversight of implementation of Nutrition activities in Puntland State, coordination with other nutrition actors in the state, especially Nutrition Cluster and skill transfer.
  •  Actively work with the CO Programme Unit – Nutrition, NGO partnerships, Transfers management (TMT) and others; Cooperating Partners to ensure that nutrition is kept a highest priority, including maximizing nutrition advocacy activities.
  •  Provide strategic guidance and monitor the resources (financial and in kind) allocated to nutrition activities, ensure timely programming with the nutrition team and flag any potential risks of planned interventions.
  •  Assist the Area Office Nutrition Sub-Unit in ongoing implementation of scaling up treatment of acute malnutrition, and according to available resources, explore scaling up of implementation – this includes the day-to-day support to the Garowe and Bossaso sub-offices, and it’s CPs through hands-on and remote assistance.
  •  Engage with UNICEF, Ministry of Health at Puntland State Level and the nutrition cluster on rapid assessments, mapping the nutrition needs, coverage gaps and possible assistance packages.
  •  Lead on the roll out of the joint UNICEF – WFP micro plans to improve the coordination and integration of acute malnutrition treatment programmes improving coverage, outreach, effectiveness and programme quality
  •  Support the coordination of nutrition pipeline management, including NFIs and nutrition commodities in close coordination with the Programme and Logistic Unit.
  •  Coordinate the WFP related reporting in respect of timelines, including weekly adhoc reports from cooperating partners, ONA- MODA reports submission by the CPs.
  •  Organize regular coordination meetings with CPs to strengthen their capacity and ensure a coordinated emergency response including UNICEF implementing health and nutrition partners
  •  Oversee and provide technical support and guidance on integrating WFP’s Nutrition and Relief interventions, as well as other activities including Food.
  •  Effectively represent WFP at key forums and activities that promote WFP’s nutrition and Zero Hunger agenda, and provide leadership during ongoing WFP – CPs coordination meetings and forums .
  •  Collaborate with the Communications Unit, CPs and AO staff to give visibility to nutrition activities – including through field visits, impact stories and developing AO fact sheets and targeted reports / updates.
  •  Draft and disseminate challenges and lessons learned to inform Country Office and Aare Office nutrition and integrated programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Advanced University degree in Nutrition and/or Public health, Food systems and transformation, social sciences, and other related studies, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: At least 4 years in nutrition related programmes implementation, public health, preferably in humanitarian context, with international NGOs, United Nations system, or with the governmental institutions with leadership role in terms of emergency nutrition coordination.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement

Knowledge & Skills:

  •  Has foundational knowledge of nutrition, needs assessment in crisis, treatment, and prevention of malnutrition in emergency contexts.
  •  Willingness to work in hard conditions, including working in late hours, weekends, and other extra time due to emergency.
  •  Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 1 year.

Applications Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications

Deadline: 14th September 2022.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that

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