Nutritionist at World Food Programme – University of Copenhagen

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15 May 2017

Nutritionist at World Food Programme

Organizational Unit WFP Iraq Country Office in Iraq
Duty Station Erbil - Iraq (with frequent travel)
Functional Title Nutritionist
Contract Type and Duration Consultant (6 month)
Closure Date 21 May 2913

Organizational Context

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency implementing programs to fight hunger and is part of the global community working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, which includes ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. Emergency preparedness and response is a core component of WFP’s work.

Job Purpose

Provide support to WFP Iraq programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of affected populations. The Nutrition Officer will report directly to the Emergency Coordinator.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  1. Ensure full understanding of WFP nutrition emergency response through liaison with the WFP regional bureau in Cairo and HQ
  2. Represent WFP in the Nutrition Working Group under the Health Cluster
  3. Liaise with Food Security, WASH and other clusters regarding nutrition
  4. Support joint initiatives alongside other nutrition stakeholders, such as the development of joint nutrition programmes/response strategies, proposals and assessments
  5. Collect, review and analyse data to assess nutritional needs and advise on design decisions to enhance WFP programmes to meet the nutrient needs of affected populations
  6. Oversee nutrition components of WFP programmes including design, implementation, monitoring and capacity development needs as required
  7. Serve as a main focal point for NGO and government partners regarding nutrition programming
  8. Ensure partners are in place and have the knowledge required to implement WFP nutrition programmes
  9. Any other duties as required

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Medicine or other related field.
  • 2 years of experience supporting nutrition programs, preferably in humanitarian contexts.
  • Operational experience with IMAM/CMAM and prevention of malnutrition strategies.
  • Experience working in the UN, especially WFP is valuable, as is experience working with NGOs and the Nutrition Cluster.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Arabic is an advantage

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP's website.Til toppen