Food Security and Nutrition Specialist – Consultant Level II, Maputo, Mozambique At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Closing date: Saturday, 5 August 2023

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ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

JOB PURPOSE

The Mozambique Country Office is currently looking for a specialized food security and nutrition officer to support in specific projects currently ongoing. These are:

  •  The Nutrition and Food Security Vulnerability Assessment among People Living with HIV and Tuberculosis in Mozambique. This study is expected to be led by the Government;
  •  A Digital Optimization Tool to develop on how to develop locally relevant and affordable nutritious recipes for the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition;
  •  The resume of a more direct support to the National Food Fortification Programme, alongside a more proactive role of WFP to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network in Mozambique (the SBNMOZ);
  •  The Cash for Prevention project, including the impact evaluation component.
  •  The roll out the institutionalization of the Cost of the Diet analysis and of the 2nd National Fill the Nutrient Gap analysis in Mozambique. Both initiatives under the leadership of the Government.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  •  Strong knowledge on food security and nutrition;
  •  Good understanding of nutrition-sensitive food system;
  •  Experience in conducting food security and nutrition vulnerability assessments, including among people living with chronic diseases, in particular, HIV/AIDS;
  •  Experience with Apps and softwares to develop recipes and food baskets such as NutVal, Menu Plus, Optimus, Optifood;
  •  Experience conducting Cost of Diet analysis and FNG;
  •  Experience in research, designing, building, and managing computer and application software;
  •  Understands coding languages, have problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and understand the software development process;

LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK

  •  Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others.

  •  Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  •  Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  •  Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  •  Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:

  •  Study protocol of the Food Security and Nutrition vulnerability assessment among PLHIV approved by the National Bioethics Committee, including a detailed workplan and budget for its implementation.
  •  A project description for the phase II Advanced Tool Creation, including a detailed workplan, timeframe and workforce requirements for each phase of development and a detailed budget.
  •  A value proposition and a proposal of WFP support to the National Food Fortification Programme and a SBNMOZ workplan 2023-2024 agreed with GAIN with WFP responsibilities fulfilled.
  •  Cash for Prevention project rolled out.
  •  Terms of Reference for the 2nd National Food Fortification Programme approved by SETSAN and disseminated among nutrition partners.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University degree in Nutrition, Food Engineering or Food Technology.

Years of Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Language: Fluency in English and ability to communicate in Portuguese.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  •  Strong knowledge on food security and nutrition;
  •  Good understanding of nutrition-sensitive food system;
  •  Experience in conducting food security and nutrition vulnerability assessments, including among people living with chronic diseases, in particular, HIV/AIDS;
  •  Experience with Apps and softwares to develop recipes and food baskets such as NutVal, Menu Plus, Optimus, Optifood;
  •  Experience conducting Cost of Diet analysis and FNG;
  •  Experience in research, designing, building, and managing computer and application software;
  •  Understands coding languages, have problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and understand the software development process;

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following website for detailed information on working with WFP: UN World Food Programme (WFP) “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

04 Aug 2023

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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