UN Nutritionist (JPO) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Nutritionist (JPO)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field Office
Nationality: USA only
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency
against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency
in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in
Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The
nutritionist will be responsible for managing the joint KNP workplan at
Karamoja level and play a pivotal role in ensuring a high level of
coordination, collaboration and joint implementation with WFP-UNICEF, as well
as cooperating partners and the MoH, to achieve effective implementation. The
nutritionist will also monitor the partner performance and work closely with
the regional government to ensure maximum program impact.
Key Duties and
  • Provide project management support to the
    joint (WFP/UNICEF) Karamoja Nutrition Programme (KNP), ensuring a
    co-ordinated approach with wider WFP programmes/projects in Karamoja
  • Lead coordination with UNICEF staff
    involved in the KNP at Karamoja level;
  • Contribute substantial input to
    development of operational research questions, project concept notes, and
    field research guides, as needed;
  • Help to develop and coordinate research
    dissemination and follow-up activities;
  • Track and analyse programme data to
    provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation
    of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities;
  • In liaison with UNICEF and partners,
    undertake regular monitoring and progress reviews of the KNP ensuring
    effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential
    risks to the delivery;
  • Support the identification of potential
    partners, and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and
    holistic approach to meeting nutrition needs;
  • Represent the KNP in coordination
    meetings, staff meetings, workshops, and meetings with stakeholders;
  • Participate in nutrition training
    activities for WFP staff, partners and national government;
  • Participate in different nutrition
    training workshops and opportunities;
  • Perform other tasks as may be required.
Key Result Areas:
  • Progress reports (monthly, quarterly and
    review reports) on implementation of nutrition programmes in Karamoja;
  • Karamoja nutrition programme joint
    workplans prepared and shared periodically;
  • Concepts and operational research
    proposals developed to contribute to evidence building for ongoing
    nutrition programmes in Karamoja;
  • Design inputs to Karamoja Nutrition
    Programme Proposal;
  • Synthesized reports on research findings;
  • Nutrion programme briefs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Nutritionist job placement should hold an
    advanced University degree, or University degree with experience and
    training/courses, in one or more of the following disciplines: Nutrition,
    Public Health, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field;
  • At least three years of post-graduate,
    progressively responsible, relevant experience;
  • Strong computer skills – proficiency in MS
    Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,Outlook);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit
    and ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Behavioural competencies as follows:
    Action Management, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity, Innovation,
    Partnering and Teamwork.
  • Previous experience in the implementation
    of national/international development programmes;
  • Experience working in public health/food
    security/ nutrition related activities;
  • Experience developing partnerships in
    nutrition and working with multiple stakeholders with varying viewpoints
    and agendas;
  • Experience with Behaviour Change
    Communication for improving nutrition outcomes;
  • Good working knowledge of another official
    UN language (i.e Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian);
  • As WFP’s international professional
    population is required to serve in different locations (including in
    hardship duty stations) around the world during the course of their
    career, readiness to be mobile would maximise opportunities for future,
    long-term retention into the Organization.
Please Note: to be eligible
for this position you must be a national of the USA of max 35 years of age at
the time of application
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th April 2018
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