University of Washington School of Public Health
Nutritionist P2 - World Food Programme
Closing Date: June 18, 2018
Posted: May 31, 2018
To support and/or manage nutrition programmes to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of beneficiaries within the country and/or provide technical advice and guidance on nutrition strategies, programme design and implementation. These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Job holders are likely to report to a more senior Nutritionist or Programme Officer.
- Contribute to the development of nutrition projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance.
- Provide project management support to specific and defined nutrition projects and activities, ensuring a co-ordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
- Develop and co-ordinate data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
- Track and analyse data to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
- Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to meeting nutrition needs.
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to nutrition needs for example the production and review of training materials.
- Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
- Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field or a First University degree with additional related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- At least 3 years of professional experience in Nutrition, public health management, development of projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multicultural food assistance.
- Fluency (level C) in English language
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international development programmes.
- Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related activities.
- Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within a country.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Selected candidates will be placed in the FIT Pool and may be contacted as the needs arise for fixed-term international positions in any of the countries in which WFP operates, including hardship duty stations. The FIT Pool membership will last 2 years.
Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. These positions are rotational which means that the incumbent shall be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as non-rotational. Professional level positions are rotational on a period of 2 to 4 years, mobility is the essence of WFP.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
To find out more about:
- WFP’s work: www.wfp.org
- Compensation: https://icsc.un.org/secretariat/sad.asp?include=ss
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.