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Nutritionist Needed - WFP Sudan!

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Aachal CHAND

Head of Nutrition, WFP South Sudan

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18 Mar 2018, 13:22

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.

The purpose of this job will be to provide support to nutrition programmes and activities to contribute to the nutritional needs of CETA beneficiaries.

The Nutritionist will work under the general guidance of the Head of Nutrition Unit and will report to the Head of Central, East, and Three Areas (CETA) Area Office. The Nutritionist will act as a roaming officer for all CETA areas.


Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field.
Five years of postgraduate relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibilities. International experience desirable.
Strong knowledge of current issues in nutrition in emergency, coordination mechanisms in the UN, experience with survey methodologies in nutrition or public health, advanced computer skills, knowledge of a statistical package would be an advantage, general understanding of the UN policies and procedures.
Fluency in English required, knowledge of Arabic or another UN official language is desirable.

Well prepared, planned and managed above outlined activities and programmes;
well analyzed and timely submitted reports with clear recommendations for action.
Update on scale-up strategy for integrated blanket supplementary feeding in CETA, specifically within the East;
Reintroducing nutrition interventions in emergency locations (South Kordofan, Blue Nile); Regular reports summarizing all project activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Manage, coordinate, and oversee the implementation of all nutrition programmes (TSFP, e-BSFP, FBPMAM, HF, SBCC and nutrition sensitive/specific activities) and activities by CETA partners in all CETA areas.
Contribute to the development of nutrition projects and activities, plans and processes (assist in developing the annual operational plan for all nutrition activities implemented/supported by WFP), ensuring alignment with wider WFP-MOH nutrition policies and guidance.
Establish and maintain good relationships and coordinate with all nutrition stakeholders (MoH/GoS, UN, NGOs, others).
Recommend locations that require nutritional interventions and identify relevant partners
Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to meeting nutrition needs – both National and International cooperating partners – implementing WFP nutrition programmes.
Review project proposals submitted by CPs and provide recommendations to the Head of Area Office. And, participate in Local Project Review Committee (LPRC) meetings.
Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to nutrition needs for example the production and review of training materials. Organize nutrition and basic food trainings for staff and partners. Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
Maintain nutrition database on prevalence rates and performance indicators to reach an effective state-wide nutrition monitoring and prepare regular updates on the nutrition situation of population.
Develop and co-ordinate an efficient data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained; for all CETA nutrition supported activities and produce monthly reports.
Ensure that the nutrition activities are following national and WFP protocols, guidelines and SOPs.
Undertake regular programme performance reviews of WFP food and nutrition activities in consultation with the relevant WFP units, sub offices and cooperating partners (CPs). Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
Represent CETA-WFP in all meetings relevant to nutrition activities
Participate in the finalization of weekly situation report to country office.
Almost 60% of the time to be spent in field offices – as mentioned above – to assist in the implementation of activities, oversight missions, meetings with partners etc.
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
Perform other duties as required

The Nutritionist will be based in Khartoum, Sudan – with regular field travel; approximately 60% of the time spent in field offices – Red Sea, Kassala (including Gadarif), North Kordofan (including West Kordofan), South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and White Nile


Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Interested applicants can apply through the vacancy announcement posted on WFP Career Web-Site using the following links:

External applicants

Interested external applicants can apply on WFP Career Site:

Internal Applicants

Interested internal applicants can apply through the E-Recruitment tool:

Applicants are required to create their personal account and fill in the profile form with their personal details in WFP Career Web-Site through the links provided above.

Applicants must ensure that they fill in the mandatory sections in the application, attach an updated CV, answer the pre-screening questions and agree on the legal statement prior to submitting the application.

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