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Saturday, November 23, 2013

FAO Somalia Nutrition Analyst Job in Mogadishu Somalia

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No:
Issued on: 19th Nov 2013   
Deadline for Application: 02th Dec 2013   

Position Title: Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC-9

Contract Type: National Personnel Project   
Duty Station: Mogadishu

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 Months, with possible extension 
Eligible Candidates: Somali Nationals Only

Anticipated start date: Immediately
Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Senior Nutrition Analyst will undertake nutritional analysis and supervision of Somalia based team in a designated zone or region and take a lead role, including capacity building of the team, on sampling and nutrition surveillance methodologies issues. 

The Senior Nutrition Analyst will also take a lead role in refining the quality of data collection for the Nairobi team. 

The Senior Analyst will be the focal point for liaising and coordinating with the research team of FSNAU. 

Finally the Senior Nutrition Analyst will lead in the technical development of a pilot sentinel site surveillance system for Somaliland.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain responsibility for analyzing and reporting on the nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia.
  • Develop, update and implement the work plan for the designated zones/regions in collaboration with the nutrition team.
  • Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
  • Manage the FSNAU human resources in assigned regions/zone (staff performance reviews/evaluation) to ensure monthly deliverables, assisting in the logistical coordination of assessments and conduct periodic performance evaluations as prescribed by management.
  • Develop and update the sampling techniques applied by the Nutrition Team in nutrition assessments with a specific focus on second stage segmentation, and PPS for cluster and household selection.
  • Facilitate further piloting of the small sample cluster surveys for appropriate use in assessments in Somalia, and explore the possibilities for sentinel site surveillance in the north.
  • Provide mentoring, capacity building and training on nutrition surveillance, sampling and analysis to the Nairobi nutrition analysts and field based nutrition staff
  • Act as focal point for the nutrition unit to the baseline and applied research unit of FSNAU, identifying research opportunities and promoting collaboration in line with the nutrition unit work plan.
  • Represent the FSNAU nutrition project in interagency working groups and nutrition cluster meetings as necessary
  • Contribute to production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s publications
  • Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities
  • Undertake other tasks related to the project as required.
  • In the absence of the Nutrition Technical Manager, undertake the relevant roles as assigned/delegated, including supervision and budget control.
Key Performance Indicators
Expected Outputs:
Required Completion Date:
Maintain responsibility for nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia
Plan and coordinate implimentation of  large scale Nutrition assessments and analysis
Analysis of health and feeding facility data
Disemination of Nutrition situation reports through  reports, presentations and one-to-one meetings
Write Technical series reports
Bi-annually (Feb and Sep
Write Nutrition updates 
Bi-monthly (April, July, October and December)
Management of the zonal budgets and field nutrition analysts
Building nutrition surveillance Capacity for FSNAU/FAO and partners through training and field experiences
Representation of the FAO/FSANUA in strategic partners meetings

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in nutrition, public health or related social sciences from a recognized university
Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements
  • Communicating to build understanding and support
  • Engaging in continuous learning
  • Planning organizing and delivering quality results
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context
  • Working together in teams and partnerships
Work Experience:
  • Over 2 years of relevant experience in nutrition analysis preferably in Somalia
  • Advanced Data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in analytical software including SPSS, EPinfo, ENA
  • English
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage
Selection Criteria
  • Somali National
To Apply:
Send your application to:
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/124/2013 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available at  http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

Applications must be received by the deadline.  

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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