National Nutrition Officer

World Food Programme
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-02-05 Deadline: 2020-02-18
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : 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 nutritio
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

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 and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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.

JOB PURPOSE

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

BACKGROUND

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

  • Provides technical and programmatic support to the nutrition section/FWD during planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of national nutrition specific programs with a particular emphasis to maternal and child nutrition, rice fortification, school health and nutrition and nutrition in emergency, CNSI package.
  • Provides technical expertise and support during review of national nutrition guidelines and/or manuals or standard operating procedures; as appropriate,
  • Provide technical support in the integration and implementation of social and behavior change communication works across the MSNP implementation,
  • Provide programmatic support and/or organize technical meetings under the guidance of the chief of the Nutrition Section, MoHP,
  • Provide technical support in liaising with other sectors like food security and private sector engagement, and
  • Support partnership, resources mobilization and advocacy efforts to strengthen the MSNP implementation.
  • To involve in daily activities as required in nutrition section

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED

2. Provide Training, and Supportive Supervision to Provincial Health Directorates

  • Provide technical support in regular joint supportive supervision/coaching visits to Provincial Social Development Ministry, Provincial Health Directorates, Provincial Logistic Management Centre, Provincial Health Training Centre, Health Offices, Hospitals, PHCs and Health posts and other stakeholders to ensure full implementation of nutrition specific interventions and the MSNP,
  • Facilitate/support in training and its need assessments, and other capacity strengthening activities as requested by the nutrition section,
  • Support development/revision of training manuals, as required, and
  • Participate as a nutrition specialist in training/orientation and/or consultative/advocacy meetings related to nutrition at national, provincial and local level as required.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support the nutrition section organize regular review and reflections of nutrition programs,
  • Together with other staff, support the nutrition unit regular reporting, analysis, interpretation and use of nutrition data from DHIS2 and other sources,
  • Provide support during compilation and dissemination of case studies and/or lessons that would support scale up of innovations/best practices,
  • Support design and implementation of assessments and/or researches as deemed identified,
  • Participate in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings, and
  • Prepare and submit periodic progress report to nutrition section, FDW and WFP

4. Partnership

  • Represent WFP in different forums specifically in Government forums at appropriate levels, sharing information that enhance collaboration with Government agencies and build support for WFP activities.
  • Contribute to building and sustaining effective collaborative relationships with appropriate provincial and local government stakeholders in the areas of nutrition.
  • Serve as the principal focal point for the provision of policy advice to the national, provincial and local government on the WFP’s technical cooperation/assistance.
  • Carry out other tasks as required, to support the day-to-day activities of nutrition section, FWD/MoHP

General Requirements:

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

  • Minimum of 5 years of postgraduate professional experience, or minimum of previous experience in areas of technical assistances at national level,
  • Experience and expertise in delivery of nutrition promotion, prevention and treatment programs including social and behaviour change communication,
  • Experience in negotiation, training, communications, advocacy & resources mobilization, logistic management, computer typing in Nepali and English with normal speed, computer skills, statistical knowledge, report writing, editing, concept paper writing is essential and
  • Knowledge and experience of UN and Government partnership will be an asset

How to Apply:

Only the candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 16 February 2020.

To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

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Organization Summary

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.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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