Especialista en Educación Alimentaria y Nutricional (EAN), Quito, Ecuador At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Food and Nutrition Education Specialist ( EAN )

Job advertisement : May 10, 2023

Publication cancellation date : May 24, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLECU

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Ecuador-Quito

Duration: 2 months with the possibility of extension

Position Number: N / A

FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The post is located in the office of the FAO Representation in Ecuador, located in the city of Quito to support pillar 1 “ Transition to healthy diets for better nutrition ” of the Country Programming Framework 2022-2026.

Reporting Lines

El/la Especialista en Educación Alimentaria y Nutricional (EAN) reporta sus actividades al Oficial de Programa de la Representación.

Technical Focus

El/la especialista brindará apoyo técnico en la implementación de estrategias edu-comunicacionales en educación alimentaria y nutricional (EAN) en coordinación con el Gobierno para promocionar una mejor nutrición y producción en el marco de las Guías Alimentarias Basadas en Alimentos (GABA) del Ecuador.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Acompañar y brindar insumos técnicos para la inclusión de la herramienta de capacitaciones de las GABA del Ecuador en el núcleo de capacitaciones de la FAO.
  •  Manage GABA facilitator trainings for national, sub-national and local government counterparts, academia, civil society, private companies, among others, through the virtual course of GABA trainers from Ecuador integrated into the FAO training nucleus.
  •  Provide technical inputs for the development and updating of the Ecuador GABA website.
  •  Manage the systematization of successful experiences of the Food Coalition between Ecuador, Colombia and El Salvador.
  •  Develop an educational-communication strategy for the promotion of local products that generates and promotes diverse, healthy and nutritious recipes to enhance the AFC.
  •  Generate technical information for the food and nutrition education component within the GABA framework of the Sustainable Schools model for the development of the digital tool that facilitates monitoring, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition-sensitive social protection programs.
  •  Accompany, monitor and evaluate the MSP and relevant actors in the implementation of the educational campaign of the GABA of Ecuador for those over 2 years of age, under the guidelines of the technical campaign document.
  •  Summon, facilitate and follow up on the Inter-institutional Steering Committee ( CRI ) and the National Technical Table ( MTN ) for the construction of the GABA for the first thousand days.
  •  Prepare the GABA technical document for the first 1000 days within the framework of the Ecuador National Strategy Grows Without Child Malnutrition in coordination with the MTN and approval of the CRI.
  •  Prepare technical inputs for the process of preparing the design and graphic line of the GABA for the first 1000 days, ensuring compliance with the agreements established by the MTN and the CRI.
  •  Contribute to the validation process of GABA messages and images for the first 1000 days.
  •  Manage the processes of publication of documents and educational materials related to the EAN that are elaborated in the course of the projects, such as: the GABA technical document for the first thousand days, the systematization of successful experiences of the Food Coalition, among others, in coordination with the Management Technique of Institutional Relations and Strategic Communication of the Representation.
  •  Provide technical inputs and monitor compliance with the products requested from suppliers contracted under the food and nutrition education component.
  •  Guarantee the correct use of the budget destined to the food and nutrition education component.
  •  Support in the generation of technical information for the annual operating plan and procurement and contracting plan.
  •  Provide specific and specialized knowledge to new project ideas.
  •  Technically support the implementation of methodologies and activities aimed at project execution.
  •  Actively participate in technical meetings with personnel from allies for the development of the project.
  •  Generate the process and project results information to make comprehensive management visible to strategic partners, donors, governments and relevant actors.
  •  Provide information required for knowledge management activities for the results of the project ( systematization, communication, awareness ) aimed at project beneficiaries and within FAO.
  •  Periodically report the progress of your specific activities on projects according to the defined monitoring system.
  •  Prepare and present periodic technical information based on activities.
  •  Execute activities that allow the technical, operational and administrative closure of the project.
  •  Identify and collect data to make good practices and recommendations for future interventions visible.
  •  Carry out other technical / operational / administrative tasks within the framework of the activities carried out by FAO Ecuador as required.


Minimum Requirements

  •  Third level degree in nutrition and related areas.
  •  Minimum proven experience of 3 years in food and nutrition education.
  •  Practical knowledge of the Spanish language level C.
  •  National of Ecuador

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach.
  •  Teamwork.
  •  Communication.
  •  Building effective relationships.
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement.

Technical / Functional Skills

  •  Knowledge demonstrated in the use of educational tools that contribute to food and nutrition education such as Food-Based Food Guides ( GABA ), among others.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of the Ecuador National Strategy Grows Without Child Malnutrition.
  •  Proven skills to work in multilateral environments that involve interaction with public institutions and national and international actors.
  •  Aptitude for teamwork.

Selection Criteria

  •  Full-time availability with an office presence.
  •  Availability to travel to different sectors of the country.
  •  Support documents work experience


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  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. The list can be consulted at:
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It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application sufficiently in advance of the expiration of the term.
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