Job Title: Consultant, Capacity Strengthening activities for school feeding programmes
Type of contract: Regular Consultant (CST Level II)
Vacancy Number: 159981
Duration: 9 months
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand
The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships).
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.
Under the overall guidance of the Regional School Feeding Officer and technical guidance by the Regional Nutritionist for the school health and nutrition components of her work (part I), the consultant will support promotion of the school health and nutrition agenda in line with the RBIP with specific focus on Priority 2. Integration of nutrition sensitive approaches to SBP (within work stream 4) and contributing to work stream 3. Advocating for increased investment in school health and nutrition.
The incumbent will also contribute to other programmatic areas to support work stream 4 activities defined by the RBIP.
At the technical level, the incumbent will collaborate with specific project dedicated staff within SF unit, as well as with Regional Nutritionist under Nutrition Unit and external partners as required:
I. Support the RBB school health and nutrition work
a) Provide technical support to School Feeding and Nutrition Unit on the interagency work plan on school nutrition package, such as ASEAN guidelines
b) Act as liaison between School Feeding, Nutrition and M&E unit on programme monitoring and indicators
c) Support the process to integrate healthy diet agenda into the CSP process (including the line of sight and support the COs to frame the work on SHN agenda etc.)
d) Lead knowledge management initiative in coordination with nutrition and other units including
• Developing knowledge products on school health and nutrition related topics (integration of SHN, HGSF, food system and etc.) such as: Country case studies; a series of standardized slide presentations; and information brief
• Organise learning and experience sharing events/sessions within Asia and the Pacific and with other regions to promote SHN agenda with nutrition and other units
e) Take on other activities in relation to school health and nutrition work as required
The incumbent will work closely with the Lead Experts to develop the national HGSF transition strategy as well as the HQ SBP Lead Expert for SABER.
II. Support other initiatives towards enhanced integration of school health and nutrition into, programme design and capacity strengthening activities:
a) Contribute to the design of the transition framework
b) Support country level initiatives (as required during the time of the assignment including designing the transition strategy, SABER exercise, and M&E strategy for the national school feeding programme, as well as designing the case study on transition project, and etc)
c) Other activities in relation to transition framework as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, social science or other related field.
At least 6 years of work experience in the area of public health, school feeding or related field with increasing level of responsibility.
Previous experience in designing transition strategies and frameworks in the region.
Previous experience providing support to Country Offices in specific school feeding activities at the regional level.
Programme design, support and implementation experience .
Knowledge & Skills:
Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to work with high degree of autonomy.
Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to transform analytical products into presentable visual pieces with key messages.
Strong knowledge management skills including demonstrated ability to produce professional level written outputs and ability to present in English.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills including good facilitation and problem solving.
Ability to undertake policy discussion and dialogue with senior level stakeholders within Government and non-governmental organisations and value diverse opinions, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner.
Ability to work in a team and multi-task as needed.
Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Fluency (level C) in English language.
How to apply
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Monday 11th April 2022 23:59 hrs Bangkok time
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.