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Post Title: Nutrition and Data Management Officer
 
Vacancy Announcement No:OMN/001/2015

Grade: Service Contract SC10 (NOC equivalent)

Duty Station: WFP’s Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi
 
Salary: As per UN Salary Scale

(VA issued on 18 February 2015 closing date 3 March 2015)
 
This vacancy is open to both male and female Kenyan Nationals. 

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. 

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Nutrition and Data Management Officer, in support of the Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Nutrition Officer,
the Nutrition and Data Management Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
·                     Provide technical advice to Country Offices on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programme and policy issues including assessment and data analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and commodity choice for nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programming in line with WFP standards and processes;
·                     Support the strengthening of national nutrition initiatives, including the development of national government policies related to nutrition as well as nutrition strategies, action plans, protocols and guidelines in line with the SUN Movement and international guidance and current evidence;
·                     Work with staff in procurement, logistics, finance, other programme units and other divisions to ensure effective design and delivery of WFP nutrition programming;
·                     Provide support for operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi-sectorial response to nutrition in both emergency and non-emergency settings;
·                     Prepare accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to a knowledge base that informs decision making of WFP and other stakeholders;
·                     Design and conduct nutrition assessments and communicate the nutrition situation clearly and effectively to nutrition stakeholders;
·                     Represent WFP at regional, national and international meetings to contribute in technical discussions, exchange experiences, advocate for nutrition interventions and identify areas of potential collaboration;
·                     Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national governments to assess and respond to nutrition problems;
·                     Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, provide technical analysis, and interpretation;
·                     Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them on more complex analysis and queries;
·                     Contribute to emergency preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations on contingency planning, risk analysis and early warning related to nutrition risks;
·                     Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs;
·                     Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Other Specific Job Requirements:
·                     Support the design, implementation and analysis of assessments in collaboration with Nutrition, VAM and M&E units at WFP Regional Bureau and Country Offices;
·                     Support in designing formats for the collection of data from the fields;
·                     Support WFP Country Offices in in data management including database development, statistical analysis and the production of nutritional maps;
·                     Production of various data related maps for trends analysis;
·                     Develop regional data base on regional internal and external capacity within the area of Nutrition;
·                     Conduct training for country-based staff on nutrition data collection, nutrition indicators and data analysis including multi-causal pathways.
Qualifications and Experience
 
Education: Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology,
Medicine or other relevant field.

Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience within the area of food security, public health, or nutrition.

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:
·                     Experience working with governments on developing nutrition policies and/or implementing a nutrition programme (within food security or health);
·                     Experience conducting nutritional assessments, data analysis and recommendations for programme;
·                     Experience working in multiple countries;
·                     Experience working in both emergencies and development context.
Skills and Competencies:
·                     Good knowledge of statistical analysis and database management, including experience with SPPSS, ENA or other statistical software;
·                     Successful track record in planning, conducted, and dissemination results of nutrition surveys;
·                     Strong organizational skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
·                     Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential. Proficiency in a second official WFP language, preferably French is desirable.

Application Procedures:
·                     Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/15-0017483
·                     Step 1: Create your online CV.
·                     Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications: 3 March 2015. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: wfp.omnhr@wfp.org

Post Title: Nutrition and HIV Officer

Vacancy Announcement No:OMN/002/2015

Grade: Service Contract SC9 (NOB equivalent)
 
Duty Station: WFP’s Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi
 
Salary: As per UN Salary Scale

(VA issued on 18 February 2015 closing date 3 March 2015)
 
This vacancy is open to both male and female Kenyan Nationals. 

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. 

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Nutrition and HIV Officer, in support of the Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.


Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Nutrition Officer,
the Nutrition and HIV Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
·                     Contribute to the development of nutrition and HIV projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance;
·                     Provide the Nutrition and HIV unit with support to specific and defined nutrition and HIV projects and activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures;
·                     Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained;
·                     Track and analyze data to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition and HIV activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
·                     Liaise 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 vulnerable groups, including HIV/TB clients, 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;
·                     Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Other Specific Job Requirements:
·                     Identify funding opportunities for Food and Nutrition in HIV and TB, including support around strengthening Governments and Country Offices’ capacity to raise funds, and COs participation in national planning & budgeting mechanisms (including identification of unit costs, appropriate financing mechanisms, grant application etc.);
·                     Assist on enhancing recognition of the role of food and nutrition within the HIV and TB responses by mapping and actively engaging in on-going HIV-related task teams and working groups with the following stakeholders;
·                     Support the regional effort to ensure available data for HIV and Nutrition interventions in the region is updated and contribute to drafting/disseminating the Regional HIV/TB and Nutrition Strategy.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Education: Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology,
·                     Medicine or other relevant field.
·                     Experience: At least 3 years of professional experience in public health and nutrition. Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Nutrition and good understanding on the role of nutrition on human health
Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:
·                     Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international development programmes;
·                     Experience working in public health/food security/nutrition and HIV related activities;
·                     Experience in conducting nutrition and food security assessments;
·                     Experience in writing funding proposals for nutrition and HIV/AIDS response;
·                     Ability to work autonomously and to take an idea from theory to practice;
·                     Ability to motivate others and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Skills and Competencies:
·                     Experience working in developing countries and in building partnership with ministries of health, national AIDS programs, or national and local organizations;
·                     Successful track record in advocacy, networking and inter-agency collaboration and management;
·                     Strong organizational skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
·                     Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential. 

Proficiency in a second official WFP language, preferably French is desirable.

Application procedures:
·                     Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/15-0017484
·                     Step 1: Create your online CV.
·                     Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications: 3 March 2015. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: wfp.omnhr@wfp.org

WFP does not charge fees at any stage during the recruitment process.



WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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