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FAO Somalia Nutrition Field Analyst - Only Somali Nationalities
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:53:51 AM »
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/027/2011

Issued on: 21st Sept 2011

Deadline For Application: 9th Oct 2011

Position Title: Nutrition Field Analyst (FSNAU Project)

Organizational Unit: Somalia Country Office (FAO-Somalia)

Eligible Candidates: Somali Nationalities

Grade Level: National Professional

Duty Station: Shabelle Regions , Somalia (Location to be confirmed) with frequent in-country travel

Duration: 5 months with possible extension for project duration (1 further year)

Anticipated start date: As Soon as Possible

The multi-donor funded and FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU) seeks to hire a Somali national professional who will be based in the Shabelle Regions with the core responsibilities of a Nutrition Field Analyst for all rural livelihood zones within the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions.

The Nutrition Field Analyst will report directly to the Nutrition Focal Point based in Mogadishu and the Nairobi based Regional Supervisor and FSNAU Nutrition Team Leader; and indirectly to the Chief Technical Advisor of the FSNAU; with overall supervision of the FAO Country Representative.

The Field Analyst will work in close consultation with the Nutrition Focal Point for Shabelle / Hiran, other Field Analysts, and other technical specialists.

The Field Analyst is under the direct supervision of the Regional Supervisor and Technical Manager and will be responsible for the following tasks:
Develop and submit annual, quarterly and monthly work plans in collaboration with supervisor
Collect monthly data from health facilities, selective feeding programs and others within area of responsibility
Analyze the nutrition information, and generate a monthly summary report on the estimated nutrition situation of the different population groups in the area of responsibility, as prescribed by the Nutrition Team,
Undertake emergency assessments in collaboration with the nutrition and food security colleagues
Participate in nutrition, food security and baseline surveys and assessments
Collaborate with the Food Security Analyst in your area of operation, as well as with other Field and Nutrition Analysts in neighboring districts and regions, and ensure consistency of food security and nutrition information
Identify vulnerable areas and key sources of information and make recommendations for further investigation
Support coordination of assessments and monitoring/surveillance activities within area of responsibility
Represent FSNAU in partner coordination meetings at the field level and report proceedings to Nairobi
Ensure that planned activities within area of responsibility are undertaken
Report regularly through email, telephone, and/or radio
Minimum Requirements and Skills
University degree in nutrition or public health
Minimum three years relevant work experience in nutrition related field in Somalia
Knowledge and experience with different methods of information collection and analysis
Strong critical thinking, English writing ability and computer skills
Ability to be impartial in the performance of one’s duties and responsibilities
Ability to communicate fluently in English and Somali
Good knowledge of the area and ability to travel regularly
To Apply:

Send your application to:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/027/2011 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form (available at - see following page for guidelines on how to fill it out).

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to

The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/027/2011.

If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/027/2011 and sent to the following address:

UN-Somalia Ngecha Road Complex
Corner Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road
P.O. Box 30470-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL - FAO/027/2011 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.

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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