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NGO Job Vacancies – FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
   
Vacancy Announcement No: 
FAO/36/2014
 
Issued on: 15 December 2014   
 
Deadline for Application: 28 December 2014   

Position Title: 
Food Security Field Analyst


Grade Level: SC8       

Contract Type: National Personnel Project   
 
Duty Station: Dobley, Lower Juba   

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
    
Duration: 3 months   
 
Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals onl

Anticipated start date: Immediately   

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser, and the direct supervision of the Food Security Technical Manager, the Food Security Field Analyst will provide programme support for monitoring and reporting of the food security situation at country office level. 

In particular s/he will 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Regularly monitor, analyze and report on the food and livelihood security situation within the duty coverage area, ensuring information, data and analysis is evidence-based, accurate and credible.
·                     Undertake rapid assessments, baseline studies, and seasonal assessments as directed by the Food Security Technical Manager in collaboration with the nutrition and other food security colleagues.
·                     Prepare and submit by the 26th day of each month monthly food and livelihood security reports for the duty coverage area following the prescribed monthly report format, content, coverage.
·                     Develop and submit a monthly work plan at the start of each month for clearance from the Regional Supervisor detailing the Field Analyst’s planned monthly activities, including assessment and monitoring, travel and planned meetings/ workshops.. Notify regional supervisors immediately if there is any change to the work plan.
·                     Undertake assessment and monitoring travel within duty coverage area to collect data, conduct focus and key informant interviews and assess the overall food security and livelihood situation as directed by the Food Security Technical Manager.
·                     Supervise the data collection enumerators located within the duty coverage area to collect monthly main market and rural market data. Ensure data collected by enumerators is accurate, reliable, and submitted in a timely manner. Review enumerator data collection log book and undertake performance evaluations of enumerators.
·                     Analyze main market and rural market data collected by enumerators within duty coverage area on a monthly basis and include in the monthly food and livelihood security report. The analysis should provide the context understanding of data collected in terms of current, seasonal and long-term trends and links to food and livelihood security analysis.
·                     Send monthly main market and rural market data to Nairobi by the 26th of every month and the livelihood related market data to Nairobi by the 2nd of every month in order to meet monthly deliverable deadlines.
·                     Collaborate with the Field Nutritionist - to ensure consistency of food security and nutrition information.
·                     Identify emerging issues related to food and livelihood security, nutrition and vulnerability and make recommendations for further investigation and analysis.
·                     Participate in local government and civil society capacity development activities as requested/ required.
·                     Represent and serve as an outreach focal point for FSNAU on technical food and livelihood security issues in duty coverage area following FSNAU representation and outreach protocols.
·                     Communicate with the Food Security Technical Manager and Chief Technical Adviser as needed and with all relevant staff.
·                     Ensure compliance with all security regulations and recommendations.
·                     Any other duties as requested by the Food Security Technical Manager or Chief Technical Adviser
Minimum Requirements
Education
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agribusiness/ Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine/ Animal Biology, Geography or related field
Work Experience
·                     Three (3) years relevant work experience in food security and/ or nutrition assessments/ analysis.
·                     Experience with different methods of information collection and analysis.
·                     Strong critical thinking, writing ability and data analysis skills.
·                     Good knowledge of Somalia and flexibility to travel regularly within the duty coverage area. 
·                     Ability to deliver outputs for which s/he has responsibility to meet deadlines and meet quality standards.
·                     Ability to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
Languages:
·                     Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
·                     Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
·                     Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
·                     Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
·                     Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
·                     Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
·                     The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
·                     Tact and courtesy. 
·                     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. 
To Apply: 

Send your application to:
   
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/36/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) availablehttp://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org 

Position Title: Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC9       

Contract Type: National Personnel Project   

Duty Station: Hargeisa   

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
    
Duration: 3 months   

Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately   

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Officer in Charge (O.I.C.), the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), and under direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Nutrition Analyst will provide programme support in the monitoring and reporting of the food security situation in Somalia. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Lead nutrition situation analysis in North West region of Somalia ( Somaliland), by developing and maintaining an up-to-date work plan for the NW region, and coordinate its implementation
·                     Coordinate data collection through the nutritional surveillance system (nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, health facilities, sentinel sites surveillance)
·                     Analyze data generated through the nutritional surveillance system (assessments, sentinel sites surveillance) using the appropriate computer software (E.g. Epi info and nutrisurvey)
·                     Provide technical and operational support and guidance to the zonal team and Identify and strengthen partnerships.
·                     Ensure monthly and quarterly reports are submitted to the Nutrition Technical Manager in Nairobi on a timely basis
·                     Identify capacity deficits among staff members in the NW zone and recommend appropriate ways of addressing them
·                     Ensure compliance to FAO administrative guidelines by staff members in the zone (with particular attention to those related to travel procedures and security).
·                     Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken within the zone.
·                     Identify capacity deficits among partners in Somaliland and take steps to build their capacity through (SMART training, supervisor training, data analysis/reporting)
·                     Set up and conduct training for the technical focal points of partner agencies in the designated zone
·                     Coordinate with partners at country, zonal and regional levels during surveillance and dissemination of Nutrition information
·                     Support the team in the development and maintenance of professional relationships with key partners in Somaliland and Nairobi.
·                     Contribute to the development and implementation of specific research initiatives related to nutrition and food security in Somalia.
·                     Ensure that the nutrition databases are maintained and updated with relevant information from the relevant zone 
·                     Represent the FSNAU Nutrition team in interagency and nutrition cluster meetings as directed by the Nutrition Technical Manager and in line with key areas of FAO’s programme work and research.
·                     Contribute to the production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s routine bulletins.
·                     Contribute to the nutrition assessment reports produced by other team members providing constructive criticism and additional input and advice where appropriate.
·                     Provide support to cover the gaps and delegate the relevant responsibilities and activities to the remaining team members to ensure all areas of the project are being supported in the absence of key responsible staff and in consultation with the Nutrition Technical Manager., Co-ordinate all information flow from field staff to a central point during  onset of sudden shocks such as conflict and floods
·                     Monitor communication with partners in relation to assessment planning and analysis – linked to improved coordination at Nairobi and field level.
·                     Disseminate information and communication through ad-hoc reports, contributions to other reports (FSNAU, UNDP, OCHA)  to interested parties
·                     Act as mentor to all new field Nutrition Analysts
·                     Manage the field staff based in Somaliland and review their performance /evaluation
·                     Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements

Education
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
Work Experience
·                     Five (5) years relevant work experience in nutrition analysis
·                     Proficiency in analytical software including SPSS, EPinfo, ENA
·                     Previous experience working in Somalia will be an added advantage.
Technical Competencies 

Advanced data interpretation and analysis skills
·                     Excellent communication skills to  build understanding and support
·                     Flexibility to engage in in continuous learning
·                     Excellent planning and organization skills in order to deliver  quality results
·                     Good understanding of FAO’s mandate and its global context
·                     Ability to work cohesively in a team, good networking and partnership skills.  
Languages:
·                     Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
·                     Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
·                     Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
·                     Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
·                     Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
·                     Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
·                     The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
·                     Tact and courtesy. 
·                     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. 
To Apply:

Send your application to:

   
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/35/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) availablehttp://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org 

Position Title: Senior Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC10       

Contract Type: National Personnel Project   
 
Duty Station: Mogadishu   

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 months   
 
Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately   

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Senior Nutrition Analyst will undertake nutritional analysis and supervision of Somalia based team in a designated zone or region and takes a lead role, including capacity building of the team, on sampling and nutrition surveillance methodologies issues.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities



·                     Lead in refining the quality of data collection for the Nairobi team and will be the focal point for liaising and coordinating with the research team of FSNAU.
·                     Lead in the technical development of a pilot sentinel site surveillance system for Somalia.
·                     Maintain responsibility for analyzing and reporting on the nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia.
·                     Develop, update and implement the work plan for the designated zones/regions in collaboration with the nutrition team.
·                     Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
·                     Manage the FSNAU human resources in assigned regions/zone (staff performance reviews/evaluation) to ensure monthly deliverables, assisting in the logistical coordination of assessments and conduct periodic performance evaluations as prescribed by management.
·                     Develop and update the sampling techniques applied by the nutrition team in nutrition assessments with a specific focus on second stage segmentation, and PPS for cluster and household selection.
·                     Facilitate further piloting of the small sample cluster surveys for appropriate use in assessments in Somalia, and explore the possibilities for sentinel site surveillance in the north.
·                     Provide mentoring, capacity building and training on nutrition surveillance, sampling and analysis to the Nairobi nutrition analysts and field based nutrition staff.
·                     Act as focal point for the nutrition unit to the baseline and applied research unit of FSNAU, identifying research opportunities and promoting collaboration in line with the nutrition unit work plan.
·                     Represent the FSNAU nutrition project in interagency working groups and nutrition cluster meetings as necessary.
·                     Contribute to production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s publications.
·                     Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities.
·                     Undertake other tasks related to the project as required.
·                     In the absence of the Nutrition Technical Manager, undertake the relevant roles as assigned/delegated, including supervision and budget control.
Minimum Requirements

Education
·                     Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
Work Experience
·                     Seven (7) years field experience in nutrition, preferably with international organizations.
·                     Experience in nutrition surveillance activities in Somalia or other countries in transition or emergency.
·                     Understanding of food security and health issues and evidence of broad understanding of the influences on nutrition.
·                     Experience in field nutrition project implementation/management, preferably in emergency situations and experience in training, assessments and analysis.
Technical Competencies 

Advanced level of competence in data analysis
·                     Confidence and clarity in oral and written communication skills to build understanding and support.
·                     Planning, organizing and delivering quality results and interest to engage in continuous learning.
·                     Understanding FAO mandate and its global context.
Languages:
·                     Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
·                     Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
·                     Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
·                     Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
·                     Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
·                     Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
·                     The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
·                     Tact and courtesy. 
·                     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. 
To Apply:

Send your application to:
    

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/34/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) availablehttp://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

Applications must be received by the deadline.



Late applications will not be considered.

We regret that due to the high number of applications, only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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