Nutritionist at World Food Programme 

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Nutritionist at World Food Programme 

The office of the United Nations World Food Programme invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Nutritionist

JOB PURPOSE

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Nutrition in Accra, the Nutritionist will be expected to perform the following duties:

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Facilitate the establishment of the SUN Business Network and work with the private sector to reinforce promotion of healthy diets as part of the
  2. Closely work with the Supply Chain unit to identify and implement market development strategies to address bottlenecks in the nutritious food
  3. Support creation of consumer-driven demand for healthy diets including fortified foods.
  4. Support the nutrition integration programming by ensuring effective linkages with the social protection and food systems pillars.
  5. Provide project management support to specific and defined nutrition projects and activities as may be required, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  6. Liaise with cooperating partners to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness, and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery
  7. Contribute to the development of nutrition projects and activities, plans. and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance.
  8. 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.
  9. Prepare regular progress reports and contribute to preparation of corporate and donor reports.
  10. Perform other tasks as required.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or related field.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the role:

  • A minimum of three years of postgraduate professional progressive experience in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or related field.
  • Experience working with governments on developing nutrition policies and/or implementing a nutrition programme (within food security or health).
  • Experience working with the private sector to promote nutrition
  • Experience in implementing Social and Behaviour Change interventions
  • Experience in managing government and non-government partnerships

Language: Fluency and good command of the English language is essential.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3. references online to: https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings and follow the steps.

Deadline for Application: Fourteen (14) days from publication

Note:
  • Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply
  • People living with disability are also encouraged to apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted

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