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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.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). Job holders are likely to report to a more senior Nutritionist or Programme Officer.
To provide technical and operational support to the Minstry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the implementation of nutrition specific program as well as the MSNP 2018-2022. The incumbent will support the design/review, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as knowledge management of activities relating to nutrition specific interventions as well as MSNP 2018-2022, with a particular emphasis to maternal and child nutrition, rice fortification, school health and nutrition and nutrition in emergency, and comprehensive nutrition services interventions (CNSI) package
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. As part of its renewed global calls for holistic, multi-sectoral approaches to fighting malnutrition, WFP prioritize multisectoral nutrition programming as a key area for growth and acceleration of progress in nutrition. WFP’s global nutrition strategy is a multisector and holistic approach, where the multifaceted approach will galvanise implementation of both nutrition-specific, and nutrition-sensitive interventions.
Under the five years Country Strategic Plan (CSP 2019-2023), WFP Nepal will ensure that food in-secure people in targeted areas have improved nutrition throughout the key stages of their lives by 2025. This outcome will be achieved through three outputs, namely: (i) Targeted populations, including children aged 6–59 months, pregnant and lactating women and girls and school children, receive an integrated package of assistance to prevent malnutrition and improve diets; (ii) Targeted populations in food-insecure areas receive nutrition-sensitive, shock responsive and gender-transformative social services delivered through a strengthened national social protection framework; and (iii) People benefiting from the national social safety net programme receive post-harvest fortified rice.
Meanwhile, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has made remarkable progresses in the field of nutrition as evidenced by the reduction of national stunting rate from 57% in 2001 to 35.8% in 2016. Following the successful implementation, and lessons from the Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP 2013-2017), the GoN formulated and implementing MSNP 2018-2022 with aim of improving maternal, adolescent and child nutrition by scaling up essential nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions and creating enabling environment for nutrition. The MSNP is signed by different GoN line ministries including the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). Hence, the WFP is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented and experienced professional to support the MoHP in the implementation of MSNP 2018-2022 especially in effective implementation of nutrition specific program.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall guidance of the WFP Country Director, and the Nutrition Adviser, as well as the direct supervision of chief of the Nutrition section under the Family Welfare Division (FWD) at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the job holder will carry out the following tasks:
1. Technical support for Nutrition Section/FWD
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED
2. Provide Training, and Supportive Supervision to Provincial Health Directorates
3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s degree) in Public Health, Nutrition or other relevant field with 5 years of experience in policy planning programming budgeting and evaluation of nutrition specific interventions and MSNP.
Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English language, and Nepali languages.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
How to Apply:
Only the candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 16 February 2020.
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The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.