Vacancy for Food Security and Nutrition Specialist in Rome, Italy


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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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).

Technical/Functional Skills

  • 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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