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Nutrition Assistant Nat. Youth WFP State of Palestine
VMAM Code
PSER000162-10064
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Nutrition Assistant

Nutrition Assistant

National Youth
Host entity
WFP
Country
State of Palestine
Location, Country
East Jerusalem (PSE)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [Programme Policy Officer] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [ Nutritionist] will:

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various nutrition related activities and processes supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Participate in regular field visits and meetings to gather and verify information needed to understand the needs of the most vulnerable communities and targeted groups.
  • Sensitize WFP’s beneficiaries and local communities on nutrition information and be able to answer any nutrition queries raised by the beneficiaries at the community level as advised by the direct supervisor
  • Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organized and readily available.
  • Support the management and implementation of the community level nutrition projects to ensure that the various nutrition activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Prepare a range of reports by reviewing and interpreting analyzed data (e.g. project status, performance)
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data for the nutrition projects and ensure consistency of information presented to partners.
  • Closely collaborate with functional units to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and connect with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to implement and follow up on community activities.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and field visits to project sites for evaluating project efficiency, identifying problems, and instituting corrective measures.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, or Food Technology. Advanced degree is an asset. or area related to nutrition and community projects.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 1- 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in nutrition projects, or other relevant programmes;
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Food safety and nutrition
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
This is a National Youth UN Volunteer assignment with a monthly VLA payment of ILS 3,780. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered. Application procedure: * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to 'My Page' at https://vmam.unv.org//candidate/mypage and click on the 'Special Calls' hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call with the Application Code. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to 'My Page' at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the 'Special Calls' hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call with the Application Code. Application deadline: 25-07-2021