Vacancy for Food Security and Nutrition Specialist in Rome, ItalyJobs 04.04.2020
Deadline: 27 May 2020
Food Security and Nutrition Specialist, with the support of WFP and FAO technical service as well with other FSC and Nutrition Cluster partners, will lead a comprehensive review of analytical tools and programming and monitoring practice aimed at supporting coherent and technically sound program integration.
Specifically, he/she will:
- Identify and compile food security emergency and development response activities for different humanitarian context.
- Provide technical analysis and classification of the food security emergency and development response activities and analytical tools to include humanitarian, development and peace approach in the food security response plan.
- Work in a participatory manner with all available food security and nutrition actors to integrate technical advices from specialists and products owners.
- Develop an integrating framework to orient/guide action integration in food security action plan
- Proactively contribute to sharing information, preparing progress and technical reports and other information and advocacy products.
- Test and support programmatic integration during field travel mission, as requested.
- Support consolidation of lessons learning coming from piloting countries and support the generation of a protocol for collective planning.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in statistics, economics, relevant social or natural sciences or other related disciplines relevant to the mandate of the Organization;
- Minimum 5 years of proven experience in food security and nutrition analysis, in response analysis and mapping and more generally in data management and in preparing analytical communication documents;
- Working knowledge of English (level C) and French (level C).
- Able to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
- Ability to assess damages and needs in the field and formulate appropriate response options;
- Familiarity with Theory of Change approaches and capacity to guide groups along the ToC creation and testing process;
- Familiarity with or training in the following assessment phases and tools included in the FAO Phased Assessment Framework: MIRA I and II, detailed/sector-specific needs assessments (household food security/livelihood, livestock, seeds, fishery, forestry), market analysis (e.g. EMMA or MIFIRA), Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and/or Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA), Recovery and Peace Building Assessment (RPBA); and Livelihood Recovery Assessment (LRA).
- Experience in formulation, coordination, implementation, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting for assessment and analysis processes;
- Experience in using statistical software for data analysis such as Microsoft Excel, R, STATA and/or SPSS;
- Experience in performing response analysis and intervention mapping;
- Experience in coordinating needs/requests from a large number of stakeholders;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Effective team leadership and decision-making skills with strong individual planning capacity;
- Knowledge of humanitarian principles.
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