Nutrition Cluster Officer, FT NOC- Mogadishu
In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to making Somalia hunger-free in close partnership with local partners
- Support the Nutrition Coordination Cluster (NCC) in the establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms with stakeholders.
- Ensure full integration of cross-cutting issues such as human rights, HIV, age, gender, and environment, utilizing participatory and community-based approaches in all nutrition programming.
- Support the NCC in the capacity assessment of key humanitarian nutrition partners and support training and capacity building.
- Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns.
- Support a multisectoral response through fostering effective links with other clusters especially Health, WASH, Food Security, and Education cluster.
- Support cluster planning and strategy development through needs assessment; development and update of response strategies and action plans and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country response strategy.
- Regular reporting against cluster indicators of service delivery and support cluster gap analysis and measuring progress and impact of the nutrition emergency response over time.
- Support advocacy for WFP’s mandate on malnutrition and ensure coherent and up-to-date WFP inputs to the cluster and OCHA reporting.
- Support to WFP nutrition programme in the areas of design and operational planning, government engagement, analysis and reporting and capacity support of partners.
- The candidate will work closely with the Deputy Cluster Coordinator and the Cluster Coordinator. He/she will be provided on the job training and coaching support and expected to take on the role of Deputy Cluster Coordinator after one year.
Education: University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Food Security, Food Technology or other related fields.
Experience: At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in nutrition, public health management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral, or multilateral food assistance. Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis. Food security and multisector programme knowledge and experience are desirable
- Strong knowledge of nutrition and recent developments in the field.
- Knowledge of sound research methods and monitoring and evaluation standards.
- Understanding of donor policies, strategies, and programme priorities.
- Advanced computer skills with at least intermediate proficiency in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet, and nutrition/public health software (i.e., EPI Info).
- In-depth knowledge of relevant fields of specialization (nutrition, public health, development or other) is an asset.
- Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative health/nutrition survey techniques is an added value Hands on experience in International NGOs is an added advantage.
Contract duration: 1 year.
VA closing date: 6th December 2021