Nutritionist NOB
World Food Programme
Damaturu, Nigeria
4d ago
source : Fuzu

BACKGROUND

In the Northeast Nigeria states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, ongoing violence is affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

The conflict continues to undermine social stability and economic development due to the scale of displacement, disrupted livelihoods and diminished agricultural production due to the protracted nature of the crisis, which has consequential impact on the food security and nutrition situations.

More than three million persons are facing hunger and are classified in phase 3-5 of the March 2022 CH Analysis in the BAY states of NE Nigeria, and it is estimated that up to one-million, three hundred children under five years and about one hundred and fifty thousand pregnant and lactating women may be acutely malnourished.

The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) work in collaboration with government of Nigeria at all levels, other UN agencies and partners to address the need of food insecure house holds and nutritionally vulnerable groups.

As the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger world-wide.

WFP is seeking to fill the post of a Nutritionist (NOB) level, based in Damaturu Area office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide support to nutrition programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education : Advanced University degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other relevant field.

Language : International Professional : Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and / or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional : Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive )

Reporting directly to the Head of Programme Damaturu SO, the incumbent should be holding the following responsibilities.

  • 1. Support for the implementation, monitoring and coordination of the WFP malnutrition prevention activities through a Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme (BSFP) approach;
  • 2. Support, through technical assistance, the Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board (YSPHCMB) for the implementation, monitoring and coordination of the pilot WFP Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) activities;
  • 3. Support reviews of the BSFP and TSFP activities, and provide technical assistance in the ongoing revision of the national CMAM guidelines with a focus on MAM management.

  • 4. Support the WFP Damaturu SubOffice nutrition sensitive programming, and closely collaborate with the Programme Unit (general food assistance, livelihood, gender, M&E and VAM) to ensure synergies in the development and implementation of WFP activities;
  • 5. Support the WFP Cooperating Partners in the development, implementation and monitoring of , communitybased IYCF activities, as part of the BSFP activities;
  • and, support the development, implementation and monitoring of nutrition Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) activities;
  • 6. Ensure timely and quality monitoring and evaluation (M&E), supervision and reporting of all nutrition activities, in close coordination with the WFP M&E team;
  • and, provide technical support to nutritional assessments, data analysis and the drafting of reports and recommendations;
  • 7. Assist in the review of nutrition proposals and budgets submitted by WFP cooperating partners; ensure timely and effectively implementation of the Field level Agreements (FLAs), as well as the MoU with YSPHCMB, in close collaboration with the WFP Partnership Unit;
  • 8. Support the capacity strengthening of WFP Damaturu staff in nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific programming; and, the nutrition capacity strengthening of WFP cooperating partners;
  • 9. Ensure optimal visibility of WFP nutrition activities, including meetings, field visits, success stories, etc., through close collaboration with the WFP Communication and Information Management Units;
  • 10. Represent the WFP Damaturu SubOffice at relevant technical meetings and coordination fora on nutrition, food security, health, and in the social sector;
  • 11. Provide ongoing support to the WFP Damaturu SubOffice in its coordination with government, UN agencies, donors, and other relevant stakeholders.

    12. Support the WFP Damaturu SubOffice in carrying out any other programmatic activities, as requested by the supervisor

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