Senior Regional HIV and AIDS-Johannesburg
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions which will become available in our Regional Bureaus:
Senior Regional HIV & AIDS Advisor P5, Johannesburg
The selected candidates will be responsible for the following duties:
Advise and support Country Offices on implementation of the Strategic Plan, HIV & TB Policy (2010) and Nutrition Policy (2012) and specifically on scaling up nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS specific and sensitive programming through contributing to situation analyses, defining regional and country level strategies, technical review of programme documents, and coordinated planning within WFP;
Represent WFP's mandate, comparative advantages, and approaches at regional, national and interagency technical meetings and advocate for nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS specific interventions;
Align WFP nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS activities with national policies and programmes and promote coherence of nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS approaches, in close coordination and collaboration with UN and other key stakeholders;
Provide senior level technical support to strengthen national nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS governance, including technical review of national policy frameworks, development of strategic partnerships, and development and delivery of advocacy strategies;
Help strengthen nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS capacity among staff of WFP and its partners, including the government through initiating, planning and implementing capacity building activities;
Provide information on relevant training activities in the region, in liaison with the Training Unit and Headquarters technical units, and assist in identifying training and funding opportunities for Regional Bureau and Country Office programme staff;
Provide senior level technical expertise with a specific focus on enhancing nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS outcomes in the design, formulation, implementation and evaluation of Country Programmes, Country Strategies, Emergency Operations (EMOPs), Protracted Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (PRROs), Development Projects and Special Operations;
Ensure that programmes are compliant with WFP policies, criteria and procedures with regard to food and nutrition, including use of appropriate nutrition products, ration scales and that national and international standards, protocols and guidelines are respected and adhered to and implemented correctly;
Provide technical and strategic support to update/develop the national standards, protocols and guidelines as required;
Contribute to identify assessment, information, and knowledge needs, and where feasible coordinate, support, conduct and/or lead nutrition surveys, evaluation and needs assessment;
Support monitoring and evaluation of WFP programmes/projects, with a focus on sound data collection, analysis, interpretation and documentation for programme management, and participate in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with key stakeholders;
Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make the necessary recommendations. Periodically monitor the management of nutrition risks and report on any action taken;
Contribute to the exchange of knowledge, information, experience in nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS programming and the development of an agency-wide application with evidence-based programmes standards, guidance and tools;
Contribute to the elaboration of fundraising strategies, proposals, donor reports, and other documents such as the Standard Project Reports, Blue Book and Project Briefs as required;
Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience Required Education:
University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Food Security, Food Technology or other related fields.
At least 11 years (4 of which international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience (both in the field and Headquarters) in nutrition, public health management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance;
Experience in delivering technical assistance, especially in developing country settings;
Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis;
Food security and multisector programme knowledge and experience are desirable.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Strong knowledge of nutrition and/or HIV & AIDS and recent developments in the field;
Knowledge of sound research methods and monitoring and evaluation standards;
Understanding of donor policies, strategies, and programme priorities;
Advanced computer skills with at least intermediate proficiency in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software (i.e. EPI Info);
General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration is highly desirable;
In-depth knowledge of relevant field of specialization (nutrition, public health, development or other) is an asset;
Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative health/nutrition survey techniques is an added value.
WFP's core competencies for professionals include action management, communication skills, teamwork and high standards of ethics and values.
Working knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese as a WFP working language.
Terms and Conditions
Selected candidates will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days' annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
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