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4 Jul 2018

Programme Associate (Nutrition), G6

Job Description

Career Opportunities: Programme Associate (Nutrition), G6 Hargeisa (85263).

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.
Posting Dates:

Opening Date:            3rd July 2018                                               Closing Date:   16th July 2018
Organizational Background:

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 World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer and overall supervision of Head of Area Office,  the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines;
Provide specialized project management support to programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures;
Ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance;
Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area;
Act at the Nutrition focal person, coordinate with cooperating partners in the implementation of nutrition Programme activities;
Analyze and prepare projections for food commodities and non-food items requirements for nutrition Programmes;
Coordinate with other Units and Implementing Partners to ensure successful implementation of SCOPE registration for all beneficiaries under the nutrition Programme and provide technical support to partners;
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:


Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional                    area.

At least five years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in                   afield related to programme functions.

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Knowledge and skills:
Experience utilising computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP software packages. Knowledge of WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.
Experience in implementation of programmes.
Experience in working with technical teams (Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Applications Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.


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