Under the overall guidance of the Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor, the Nutrition Programme Performance Consultant will report to the Regional Food System and Nutrition Analyst and will work in close collaboration with the whole Nutrition Unit as well as the other units of the WFP RBD, especially the RAM unit. The Nutrition Programme Performance Consultant will particularly support the production and dissemination of Nutrition and FS information and analysis (CRIACLES project, Cost of the Diet and FNG analysis, performance of nutrition interventions, incl. CRIALCES) to better inform donor discussions, programme related discussions and decisions, as well as generate strong evidence for wider use. Specifically, the consultant’s main responsibilities include:
- Support Nutrition Data analysis and Information management in the Region with a specific focus on the Sahel countries and the CRIALCES project.
- Support the production of nutrition information/analysis for the RBD Region and ensure a close monitoring of WFP’s outcomes and nutrition related performances on the CRIACLES project.
- Collaborate actively with WFP RBD RAM unit on the Cost of Diet and Fill the Nutrient Gap analysis as well on visualization/communication products from the CRIALCES project.
- Support the continuous development of the methodology and tools for the Joint Hotspot Analysis and ensure bi-annual Hotspot Analysis edition in close collaboration with WFP RBD RAM unit, UNICEF, and any relevant partners.
- Support the monitoring of nutrition specific and sensitive indicators, especially in the context of the implementation of the integrated resilience approach in the five (5) Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) and linkages with CRIALCES project.
- Contribute to the analysis of nutrition data trends in the Sahel, with a specific focus on the Central Sahel/LCB areas, and other RBD countries such as CAR and Cameroon.
- Ensure, in close collaboration with the Regional Nutrition Advisor, regular nutrition data trends and coverage analysis as well as a close monitoring of WFP nutrition programs to better inform Nutrition strategy at country and regional levels.
- Collect, compile and analyse nutrition data on admissions and performance at CO level with a focus on Sahel countries
- Provide technical assistance to the RBD and COs in the production of nutrition information based on recent assessment in emergency/fragile contexts, incl. assessments done under the CRIALCES-project, as well as on nutrition programme performance.
- Contribute and support the preparation on Nutrition Information on FNG studies, Food security and Nutrition surveys/evaluations/evidence link With the Food Systems Analysis in the Region and Focus in The Central Sahel
- In close collaboration with other Nutrition team members and with RAM unit, contribute to the analyses on food system components including:
- Supply chain analysis around retail and markets analysis in the Central Sahel.
- Local products/production analysis from FNG data analysis across the West and Central Africa region.
- Produce information and analysis on food environment, emphasizing on affordability of nutritious diets for population of Central-Sahel, and other countries of the WCA region. 3.
- Contribute and Support timely, high-quality dissemination of technical easy-to understand information to a wide variety of audiences
- Facilitate the collection, accessibility and use of information from several units (Nutrition, Food security, social protection, etc..) to better understand possible innovative programmatic integrations.
- Enhance the process and system of information management (Dashboards, country profiles etc.) directly linked with analysis produced by the Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) and the Food system
- Identify and enhance internal and external opportunities to connect with experts and practitioners to gather information, generate new evidence, stimulate learnings, and increase knowledge uptakes d. Prepare summaries, overviews of technical analysis, recommendations, findings etc. for different objectives and audiences
- Provide technical support for the design and implementation of operational research.
- Provide technical inputs in the several RBD brief and any internal other documents
- Any other task as required.
SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Advanced university degree in public health/nutrition, statistics, international development and/or other related fields or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses
Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in international development/humanitarian work, data analysis, compilation of information from various sources, and preparation of analytical reports.
- Must have experience in nutrition program design, implementation, data analysis, nutrition programme information management.
- Experience in Western and Central Africa is desirable, at regional and/or country level
- Experience working in the UN preferably with WFP is desirable.
For holders of a 1st university degree at least seven (7) years of relevant professional work experience in the same field.
Languages: Fluency in English and French (Level C – reading, writing & speaking).
Other specific job requirements:
- Excellent analysis and drafting skills are required.
- Excellent skills in basics statistics are essential.
- Ability to engage effectively at working level with a wide range of actors including those in the international humanitarian community and governments.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple tasks in an autonomous manner.
- Maturity, initiative, courtesy, tact and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
- Strong understanding of WFP operations and CSP desirable
Before you apply...
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Special notice on office relocation: WFP and other UN Agencies will be moving to the new United Nations House, presently under construction in Diamniadio, 30 kilometres from downtown Dakar. The name of the duty station for this position will remain Dakar, Senegal.
⏰ Closing date: 27 November 2022
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