UN Nutritionist Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Nutritionist
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Head of Programme
Grade: NOB
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 provide support to
nutrition  programmes and activities to
contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively 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.
  • Keenly 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.
  • work closely 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.
  • Perform any other duties as required.


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 in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition,
    Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field obtained from a
    recognised education institution
  • A minimum of five years of professional
    experience with progressive responsibilities in the area of nutrition,
    public health or related field
  • Previous 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.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in MS Applications;
  • Proficiency in both oral and written
    communication
  • Fluency in the English language
Personal Competencies:
  • Knowledge of Nutrients: Utilizes knowledge of vitamins and
    nutrients to understand the causes of malnutrition, the relationships
    between the different types of malnutrition, and is able to articulate the
    UNICEF conceptual model.
  • Situation Analysis and Evidence
    Assessment:
    Able to
    appropriately interpret the nutrition situation, analyze primary causes of
    malnutrition, define limitations to the analysis (e.g. seasonality) and
    prepare an overview of the food security and nutrition situation in
    country.
  • Knowledge of Public Health: Has foundational knowledge of the core
    public health sciences (i.e., biostatistics, epidemiology, social science,
    environmental health, and prevention of chronic and infectious disease and
    injury) in order to assess a country’s/region’s health situation.
  • Knowledge of Food System: Ability to analyze how food systems
    influence the diets of vulnerable groups and identify how and where food
    systems may contribute to specific nutrient gaps.
  • Applying Programme & Policy
    Standards:
    Leverages
    nutrition knowledge to provide technical advice to governments to design
    and implement country nutrition programmes that follow international and
    WFP agency standards and guidance.
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: 22nd June 2018
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