Deadline: 13 September 2020
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of UN Nutrition Officer in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 1 year.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The UN Nutrition Officer will perform the following functions:
- Administrative Support
- Provide support to the Executive Secretary for the daily administration of the Secretariat, including aspects linked to human resource, budget and financial resources.
- Support the Executive Secretary in the preparation of the work plans, budget and reports to donors, to ECOSOC, to SMS and others as needed.
- Deputize as acting Secretary in his or her absence.
- Support the organisations of Steering Committee and annual members meetings.
- Resource Mobilization Support
- Support the Executive Secretary in resource mobilization efforts, including proposal writing, and on the overall administration of the budget and of potential partner resources.
- Initiate contacts with donor agencies, governments, private and public sectors and ensures follow-up.
- Develop and update the web-content of the UN Nutrition website.
- Manage the production of UN Nutrition products (e.g. UN Nutrition Journal) and disseminates them to relevant audiences, through different communication channels, including the UN Nutrition website, third party websites and social media (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn).
- Support communications on the Nutrition Decade and assists with the undertaking of the Mid-Term Review of the Nutrition Decade.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in nutrition, public health, food security, public health, social science, political science, international development or other relevant fields.
- 8 year’s experience in international development, nutrition policy and programming and related subjects, including extensive experience in developing nutrition programmes and practices with international agencies and governments and2 year’s of experience in low- and middle-income countries.
- Experience and strong understanding of the global nutrition landscape and issues, as well as health and development.
- Experience interacting with government authorities, senior UN authorities and other partners at high level of seniority, within and outside the nutrition community.
- Knowledge of inter-agency processes and procedures would be extremely beneficial.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to work and adapt to an international, multi-cultural setting.
- Knowledge of English and another UN language – preferably French or Spanish.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.