Senior Nutrition Specialist
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FAO Bangladesh assists the Government to formulate policies, programmes and projects to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and utilize environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way. It contributes to the development of FAO’s field programme projects in the country and implements them in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development.
“Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH)” is the follow-up project of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP) and is based in the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food (MoFood) in Bangladesh. The MUCH project broadens the scope of NFPCSP’s interventions by extending support to other core ministries, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector, endeavouring to achieve a strengthened enabling environment for eradicating food insecurity and malnutrition. It does this by improving in particular (i) cross-sectoral and sectoral policies and investment programmes for food security and nutrition (FSN) that are gender sensitive; (ii) human and organizational resource development for FSN; (iii) financial resource allocation for FSN; (iv) inclusiveness of governance and coordination mechanisms for FSN; and (v) comprehensiveness of information generation to support FSN policy formulation and programming.
The post is located in the MUCH project office hosted by FPMU, MoFood in Bangladesh as well as in the FAO Representation.
The Senior Nutrition Specialist works under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh, technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) of the MUCH project, direct supervision of the MUCH Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), and in close consultation and collaboration with the MUCH Technical Assistance Team (TAT), FAO Headquarters and Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, government counterparts, especially FPMU, as well as development and implementation partners.
Development and implementation of cross-sectoral policy frameworks, nutrition sensitive interventions, technical and institutional capacity strengthening, policy, scientific and evidence-based analysis related to nutrition, development of policy briefs, tools, learning and outreach materials on nutrition, support for achieving national and international goals on nutrition, and coordination with development and implementation partners
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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