Junior Associate Nutrition Officer - World Food Programme



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The United Nations World Food Programme is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Context

WFP provides support to vulnerable populations (pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children 623 months) by encouraging them to attend health and nutrition services, in addition to electronic vouchers for specialized nutritious foods. These beneficiaries are managed in a corporate platform called SCOPE.

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Beneficiary data is updated in SCOPE monthly, and electronic vouchers are sent to qualified beneficiaries’ electronic voucher cards for them to redeem at a designated retail shop closer to the facilities where they attend health services. Promotion for consumption of nutritious foods is also carried out through Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Tamale SubOffice Nutritionist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in managing beneficiary data in SCOPE (updating beneficiary information, manual re-enrolment and other related functions)
  • Provide support to the nutrition unit in carrying out demand creation for locally available and fortified nutritious foods.
  • Any other duties as determined by the supervisor

 

Eligibility criteria

Age: 18 26

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Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea and therefore specific criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be Korean nationals
  •   Candidates must be between 22 and 29 years of age throughout the initial contract.
  • Candidates who have already served as UN Youth Volunteers funded by the Government of Korea are not eligible to apply (former UN University Volunteers are eligible).

Requirements

Required experience

  • 0 years of experience in Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Nutrition/Public Health/Social Sciences/Community Development.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
  • Knowledge or interest in managing beneficiary data with the use of a software application.

 

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Languages

  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Nutrition/Public Health/Social Sciences/Community Development.

How To Apply

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