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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No:
 FAO/35/2015
 
Issued on: 11 November 2015 

Deadline for Application: 24 November 2015
 
Position Title: Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC9 
 

Contract Type: Service Contract  

Duty Station: Garowe, Puntland
 
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
 
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension


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 Representative, CTA and the Nutrition Technical Manager and direct supervision of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Analyst will focus on the following areas and tasks:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain responsibility for nutrition situation analysis in Puntland and develop and maintain an up-to-date work plan for the region, and coordinate its implementation.
  • Coordinate data collection through nutritional surveillance system (nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, health facilities, sentinel sites surveillance)
  • Analyze data generated through nutritional surveillance system (assessments, sentinel sites surveillance) using an appropriate computer software (E.g. Epi info and nutrisurvey)
  • Manage the FSNAU human resource in the relevant zone/region (staff performance reviews/evaluation)
  • Provide technical and operational support and guidance to zonal team.
  • Ensure the implementation of administrative guidelines by staff members in the zone (with particular attention to those related to travel procedures and security).
  • Identify capacity deficits among staff members in the zone and recommend appropriate ways of addressing them implementing where possible.
  • Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reports are submitted to Nairobi on a timely basis by field analysts
  • Identify and strengthen partnerships
  • Identify capacity deficits among partners in Garowe- Punt land  and take steps to ensure they are addressed
  • Conduct training of technical focal points of partner agencies in the designated zone
  • Coordinate with partners at country, zonal and regional levels during surveillance and dissemination of 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 various nutrition databases are maintained and updated with relevant information from your zone as necessary. 
  • Represent FSNAU nutrition in interagency and nutrition cluster meetings in the absence or as directed by the Nutrition Technical Manager and in line with key areas of interest and research.
  • Contribute to 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 additional input and advice where appropriate.
  • In the absence of one of the Nutrition Analysts and in consultation with the Nutrition Technical Manager, 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
  • Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities
  • For sudden onset shocks such as conflict and floods co-ordinate all information flow from field staff to a central point,
  • Act as mentor for new field Nutrition Analysts
  • Monitor communication with partners in relation to assessment planning and analysis – linked to improved coordination at Nairobi and field level.
  • Support the development of structures to improve contextual information availability, through increasing coordination and liaison with other sectors such as water, food security, livestock etc.
  • Disseminate information through ad-hoc reports, contributions to other reports (FSNAU, UNDP, OCHA etc) and communications with interested parties
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent from a recognized university/institution
Work Experience
  • Over 5 years of relevant experience in nutrition analysis preferably in Somalia
  • Advanced Data analysis skills and proficiency in analytical software including SPSS, EPinfo, ENA
Technical Competencies
  • Communicating to build understanding and support
  • Engaging in continuous learning
  • Planning organizing and delivering quality results
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context
  • Working together in teams and partnerships
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.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 

To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Nutrition Analyst FAO 35 2015” in the subject heading.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No:
 FAO/37/2015

Issued on: 11 November 2015

Deadline for Application: 24 November 2015    
 
Position Title: Urban and IDP Livelihoods Analyst

Grade Level: SC10    

Contract Type:
 Service Contract    
 
Duty Station: Mogadishu Somalia    
 
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
   
 
Duration:
 3 months with possibility of extension    
 

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 Representative, the FSNAU CTA and the direct supervision of the Food Security Technical Manager, the Urban & IDP Livelihood Analyst will provide programme support in the formulation, monitoring and reporting of the field programme at country office level. 

In particular, he/s he will;
  • Deliver on FSNAU’s Urban and Internally Displaced People (IDP) analysis, including improvements in urban and IDP survey methods and tools and analysis of shocks on the urban and IDP populations and thematic applied research.
  • Contribute to institutional capacity development activities through a provision of trainings, supporting and giving guidance in analysis to members of government and civil society targeted for capacity development
  • Analyse civil insecurity situation in Somalia based on secondary and primary data collected by FSNAU and contribute to improved methods and tools for analysing/ collecting civil insecurity information
  • Update urban, IDP and civil insecurity sector analysis framework,  including methods, tools, sampling approach and analysis plan used
  • Provide technical supervision of the FSNAU field analysts to deliver on planned urban and IDP assessments and analysis
  • In close collaboration with the baseline team, ensure protracted IDP specific indicators and analyses are included as appropriate in the urban baseline analysis.
  • Analyse and prepare written reports on the Somalia urban, IDP and civil insecurity analysis contributing to FSNAU food security publications as required.
  • Plan and organise urban and IDP assessments, including seasonal assessments and any other required ad-hoc assessments, in close consultation with the Food Security Technical Manager, Deputy Food Security Technical Manager and Nutrition analysts
  • As part of FSNAU’s core analytical activities conduct field work in urban and IDP analysis in all parts of Somalia.
  • Participate in technical meetings, workshops and discussions, representing FSNAU as an Urban and IDP Analyst and deliver presentations as required to ensure effective contributions using FSNAU analysis and data.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Food Security Technical Manager or CTA.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Master’s degree in Food security / Nutrition, Demography, Statistics or Political Science.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum relevant work experience of 7 years in food security and livelihood issues, preferably working in Somalia.
Technical Competencies
  • Strong management and supervision skills as well as strong critical thinking and writing abilities.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches
  • Sensitivity to the social and cultural environment of Somali.
  • Accessibility and ability to travel widely throughout Somalia
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.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 

To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Urban and IDP Livelihoods Analyst FAO 37 2015” in the subject heading. 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No:
 FAO/38/2015
Issued on: 11 November 2015

Deadline for Application: 24 November 2015

Position Title:
 Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Consultant

Grade Level: n/a

Contract Type:
 International Consultancy 

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational Unit:
 FAO Somalia

Duration:
 3 months with possibility of extension    
 

Eligible Candidates: All 

Anticipated start date: Immediately    

General description of tasks and objectives to be achieved:Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Representative, and under direct supervision of the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) and in close coordination with members of the FSNAU Nutrition Team, the IYCN Consultant will lead and coordinate the implementation of a country-wide Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) study in Somalia and prepare the survey report.
 

Specifically, he/she will develop formative IYCN research protocol, lead and coordinate implementation of IYCN survey and analyze IYCN survey data and report on survey findings.

Specific Functions
  • Review relevant literature and materials on IYCN and develop preliminary survey protocol
  • Coordinate with FSNAU nutrition team members, UNICEF and Federal Ministry of Health in reviewing and finalizing the survey protocol.
  • Submit survey protocol to ethical review committee and finalize based on feedback received.
  • Travel to different regions to train and meet with collaborators and research team  for study implementation in different field offices for FAO Somalia and orient and train regional survey teams
  • Test and modify study instruments
  • Review transcripts and modify guidelines if needed
  • Initiate data collection, coordinate supervision of data collection, conduct data cleaning and analyses and develop IYCB recommendations based on key survey findings and resent preliminary findings to key stakeholders.
  • Write-up survey findings in a IYCB draft survey report and share draft IYCN survey report with FSNAU, UNICEF and Ministries of Health for review and validation of results.
  • Finalize and submit to FSNAU the IYCN survey final report based on feedback received from stakeholders and disseminate the IYCN survey final report after clearance.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Minimum requirements

Education:
  • Master’s degree in nutrition/MPH/social sciences or anthropology
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in research on nutrition and public health, including the design and implementation of IYCN surveys
  • Proven experience in leading qualitative studies commended to be trustworthy and credible
Technical Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability in the design and implementation of IYCN surveys
  • Extent of knowledge of nutrition data analysis using statistical techniques (e.g. ENA, SPSS/STATA, etc) and qualitative skills (e.g. focus group discussion and participatory assessment techniques)
  • Experience in working – under strict dead lines
  • Supervisory and coordination experience especially in dealing with teams of professionals from different background
  • Quality communication, writing and presentation skills in English   
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of formative research, behavioural sciences and public nutrition.
  • Proven ability to lead research teams
  • Proven ability to conceptualize and plan.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa
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.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 

To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “IYCN Consultant FAO 38 2015” in the subject heading. 
 

Applications received after the closing date and applications without all the specified / required documents will not be given consideration. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 


Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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