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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Nutrition
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-03

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NUTRITION/VAM DATA ANALYST P3 (Short Term Professional)

Juba (South Sudan)

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WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY OFFICE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 88464

POSITION TITLE: NUTRITION/VAM DATA ANALYST P3 (SHORT TERM PROFESSIONAL)

DUTY STATION: SOUTH SUDAN - JUBA

DURATION: 11 MONTHS

ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Food Security, Public Health, Dietetics or Social sciences

Experience:

6 years’ experience in nutrition and food security assessments, a humanitarian organization including emergency settings

Knowledge & Skills:

Knowledge of SPSS, ENA and data analysis and collection methods

Languages:

Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and report to the Division/Regional/Country Director or the designate. P3 job holders are likely to be involved in more straight forward nutrition programmes and/or focus on a specific theme(s).

JOB PURPOSE

To support and/or manage nutrition  programmes to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of beneficiaries within the country and/or provide technical advice and guidance on nutrition strategies, programme design and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Joint Assessment of Nutrition and Food Security;

  • Lead the coordination, planning and standardization of methods for regular and adhoc nutrition assessments including analysis, report preparation and dissemination;
  • Conduct analysis of all nutrition related assessments and surveys for WFP
  • Act as a resource person for designing and implementing periodic and rapid nutrition food security and nutrition assessments;
  • Build capacity of staff, government and partners to undertake assessments and surveys;
  • Take a lead on nutrition aspect of the various urban food security and nutrition assessments conducted by WFP in collaboration with partners;
  • Conduct food security and nutrition linkages analysis to determine factors underlying the food security and nutrition situation in various parts of South Sudan and highlight programmatic considerations that emanate from linked analysis;
  • Devise enhanced nutrition analysis from routine nutrition monitoring systems such as the “Beyond the food consumption score analysis”.
  • Ensure integration of nutrition in mobile VAM data collection and analysis/reporting of findings;
  • Be the nutrition focal person for FSNMS providing inputs on the sampling plan, training of enumerators on the nutrition tool, data analysis and report write up for nutrition part;
  • Work with UNICEF to conduct nutrition analysis of data collected
  • Liaise with other nutrition partners, particularly UNICEF, FAO, NBS and NGOs;Serve as WFP focal person for nutrition inputs to IPC analysis;
  • Take a lead on behalf of WFP on IPC nutrition analysis;
  • Support Monitoring of Programmes;

  • Support development and use of the in-house Nutrition Information System as well as the monitoring and reporting frameworks for nutrition programmes;
  • Provide input into targeting criteria for special nutrition programmes based on assessment findings;
  • Integration of nutrition into scheme for prioritization of assistance and support development of guidelines for integrated food security and nutrition prioritization schemes;
  • Maintain a database of nutrition indicators routinely collected in surveys, monitoring systems; and others;
  • Share routine analytical products on trends and factors underlying food security and nutrition outcomes while tailoring assessments and analysis to contexts and needs.

    Specialized Studies to support programmes;

  • Recommend analysis to generate suitable response options to heightened under nutrition and food insecurity;
  • Support operational research for enhanced programme efficiency and effectiveness;

    Engagement in National Nutrition and Food Security Information Forums;

  • Liaise with national and international organizations, establishing sound relationship with different agencies for effective collaboration and common understanding nutrition analysis;
  • Provide dedicated and expert engagement in IPC exercises while providing technical support to the nutrition information working group and related fora.
  • Advocate for the role of nutrition in food security and vice versa and implications to programmes;

    Other:

  • Closely work with other members of the Nutrition and VAM Units in order to complement each other and learn from one another;
  • Perform additional tasks assigned by the Head of the Unit

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  •  Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  •  Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships 
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Knowledge of Nutrients Has strong understanding of key nutrients requirements, food sources, food science and food technology related to vitamins and minerals to present evidence on nutrition effectively to WFP staff and partners.
Situation Analysis and Evidence Assessment Leverages new evidence and applies that to provide technical advice, identify and prioritise country nutrition gaps, design programmes and train staff and partners on the new evidence.
Knowledge of Public Health Ability to analyze data to determine overall health status, determining factors relating to nutrition, and possible areas of intervention for health and nutrition.
Knowledge of Food System Expert knowledge of emerging trends and developments in food systems and value chain transformations, as well as innovative programming, policies and interventions achieving good nutrition-promoting food systems.
Applying Programme  & Policy Standards Leverages nutrition knowledge to provide technical advice to governments to design and implement country nutrition programmes that follow international and WFP agency standards and guidance.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to conceptualize complex issues, analyze data, produce thorough
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively interact and work with partners and colleagues especially in a hardship environment reports and policy recommendations

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • At least 6 years (two of which are international) of post graduate progressive experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of SPSS, ENA and data analysis and collection methods
  •  Experience in engaging with government and various communities at different levels which resulted in positive gains

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply. 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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

3 OCTOBER 2018

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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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