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

Job Title:    Nutrition Officer
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Grade: SC8
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 Nutrition Officer will provide support to nutrition  programmes and activities to contribute to
meeting the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and monitor nutrition programmes, verify the planned movements
    and distribution of nutrition products, resolving routine issues and/or
    escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quality distributed and
    the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards;
  • Summarize nutrition data, conduct analysis and prepare reports to
    support programme reviews and informative decision making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather
    feedback and comments to support nutrition programme reviews and improve
  • Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures
    for efficient implementation of Nutrition programmes;
  • Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies,
    NGOs and government institutions;
  • Build team capacity in Nutrition through effective guidance,
    coaching, training and accountability;
  • Support technical trainings for cooperating partners in Nutrition
    and WFP operational practices to support them to independently implement
    and self-monitor nutrition activities in the areas of coverage;
  • Assist in developing and expanding malnutrition prevention
    activities through promotion of E-IYCE and awareness raising in targeted
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can
    quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset
    of the crisis

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Nutrition Officer job placement should hold an Advanced University
    degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or
    other relevant field.
  • Experience and exposure to implementation of nutrition programmes at
    national/international level
  • Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related
  • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within
    a country
  • High level of proficiency in both oral and written English;
  • Extensive knowledge of regional local dialects is very desirable.
  • Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international
    development programmes.
  • Previous experience working in public health/food security/
    nutrition related activities.
  • Prior experience in identifying and defining nutrition
    issues/problems within a country.

  • 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
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 26th May 2019
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