Thursday, 5 January 2012

National Programme Officer (Nutrition) - Nairobi, Kenya - UN World Food Programme (Somalia)

Vacancy Announcement No. VA-002/2012

Post Title: National Programme Officer (Nutrition)

Duty Station: Nairobi

Contract type: Service Contract (SC)

Post Grade: NOA

Date of issue: 05.01.2012

Closing date: 18.01.2012

Organizational background

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan nationals only.

Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition and overall supervision of the Head of Implementation section (Field Operations and Implementation), the incumbent will be the technical reference point for field staff involved in the implementation of WFP’s nutrition interventions, and will assist the Head of Nutrition in Programme Planning and Design;

1. Participate in programme planning and design:
  • Review proposals to ensure technical compliance with WFP/nutrition cluster guidelines and policies;
  • Analyse gaps in program coverage to minimise overlap of resources available;
  • Participate in field assessment missions, design and implementation of operational research activities;
2. Give technical advice to area offices, partners, and other units in the Country Office on nutrition program implementations:
  • Review monthly distribution plan to allow meeting deadlines in Food Release Notes preparation;
  • Prepares Field Level Agreements related to nutrition;
  • Undertake frequent field monitoring and on-site mentoring visits to ensure implementation procedures adhere to WFP guidelines and policies (including rations scale, admission criteria, data recording, and reporting protocol) and to improve CP capacity;
3. Participate in the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to implement nutrition interventions:
  • Create and maintain a training work plan for WFP staff and partners in nutrition, Coordinate the work plan with other agencies involved in capacity building in nutrition;
  • Prepare and update of training material, guidelines, information-Communication-Education (IEC) material and implementation tools;
  • Organise trainings and workshops in the field and Country Office in collaboration with other units;
4. Assist the Head of Nutrition in representation and coordination work:
  • Represent WFP at the nutrition or food aid cluster meetings and other stakeholders/partners meetings;
  • Participate in the production of Country Office documents (Project documents, standard project reports, daily crisis update, weekly executive briefs, monthly donor updates, other reports and communication papers);
  • Maintain close working relationship with UNICEF, FSNAU and other stakeholders in the nutrition sector;
Minimum Qualifications

Education: University degree in nutrition, public health or other related field;

Experience: At least one year post-graduate experience working in nutrition/health
in humanitarian emergencies with progressive responsibilities;

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement. Somali and/or Arabic language is an added advantage;

Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers (Office packages), knowledge of a general
statistical packages (STATA, SPSS, SAS etc) and nutrition survey software (ENA for SMART, Anthro, and Epilnfo) would be an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
  • All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) provided at the following link http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc to be sent by e-mail to Somalia.Hr@wfp.org
  • Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location of preference;
  • Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted;
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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