|Date Posted||April 17, 2021|
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.
Would you like to join WFP Sudan's Nutrition team and enable the delivery of life-changing services? Are you ready to partner with managers and other stakeholders to deliver effective Nutrition programming that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.
At WFP, we are looking for an experienced
Nutrition Officer (Food Fortification), to join our Nutrition programme and policy team to be hired on a
Fixed Term Contract at
NOC level and to be based in
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world
achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan - with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).
To provide technical assistance in support of large-scale food fortification to government ministries and institutions, and guide private sector and other key stakeholders and ultimately contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable populations in the country of Sudan, including facilitation of enhanced coordination and/or provision of technical advice on legislation and enforcement of legislation and standards, nutrition strategies, programme design, implementation and monitoring.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The overall aim of this role is to provide technical assistance and support to government on food fortification policies, strategies, programming and implementation management, legislation and enforcement of legislation and standards, as well as providing advice to the international food fortification lead and head of nutrition in WFP on the developments in the nutrition and food fortification landscape, programming and opportunities in Sudan, including WFPs positioning in this area of expertise. The Nutrition Officer (Food Fortification) will work under the Head of Nutrition and the direct supervision of the Food Fortification Manager and will be responsible for the following:
- 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, focusing on food fortification and tackling micronutrient deficiencies.
- Provide technical advice to the Country Office staff and management on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programme and policy issues including assessment and 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.
- 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 and public and private sector partnerships, to ensure a strong multi-sectorial response to nutrition - specifically micronutrient deficiencies - in both emergency and non-emergency settings.
- Prepare accurate and timely reporting and learning processes and documentation, contributing to a knowledge base that informs decision making of WFP and other stakeholders.
- Support the design, and implementation of nutrition assessments and communicate the nutrition situation clearly and effectively to nutrition stakeholders, particularly in relation to micronutrient deficiencies, diet diversity and food fortification.
- Represent WFP at 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 prepare for and respond to nutrition problems, with emphasis on micronutrient deficiencies.
- Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, as well as government activities and programmes, 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 and nutrition assistance needs, if and when the situation demands so.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant fields, OR a first university degree in the same areas.
Experience: For holders of an advanced degree, 5 years of relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in the field of nutrition and health, food fortification and/or food technology in crisis and recovery environments OR 7 years of the same experience for holders of a first university degree.
Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Experience working with governments on developing nutrition policies and/or implementing nutrition programme (within food security or health).
- Experience conducting nutritional assessments, analysing data both quantitative and qualitative and drafting recommendations for programme
- Experience working on the prevention and control of micronutrient deficiencies including food fortification would be highly valued.
- Experience in design and implementation of social behaviour change communication strategies will be considered an asset
- To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
- In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your updated CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
- Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process that includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.
TALENTED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women. WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc. In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing date: 20 April 2021
- Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
- WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
- This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals. Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.
- WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.