FAO Somalia Senior Nutrition Analyst Job in Mogadishu (Re-Advertisement)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No:
Issued on: 22th Jan 2014   
Deadline for Application: 04th Feb 2014   

Position Title: Senior Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC-10

Contract Type: National Personnel Project     

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 Months, with possible extension 

Eligible Candidates: Somali Nationals Only
Anticipated start date: Immediately
Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Senior Nutrition Analyst will undertake nutritional analysis and supervision of Somalia based team in a designated zone or region and take a lead role, including capacity building of the team, on sampling and nutrition surveillance methodologies issues. 
The Senior Nutrition Analyst will also take a lead role in refining the quality of data collection for the Nairobi team. 
The Senior Analyst will be the focal point for liaising and coordinating with the research team of FSNAU.
Finally the Senior Nutrition Analyst will lead in the technical development of a pilot sentinel site surveillance system for Somaliland.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain responsibility for analyzing and reporting on the nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia.
  • Develop, update and implement the work plan for the designated zones/regions in collaboration with the nutrition team.
  • Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
  • Manage the FSNAU human resources in assigned regions/zone (staff performance reviews/evaluation) to ensure monthly deliverables, assisting in the logistical coordination of assessments and conduct periodic performance evaluations as prescribed by management.
  • Develop and update the sampling techniques applied by the Nutrition Team in nutrition assessments with a specific focus on second stage segmentation, and PPS for cluster and household selection.
  • Facilitate further piloting of the small sample cluster surveys for appropriate use in assessments in Somalia, and explore the possibilities for sentinel site surveillance in the north.
  • Provide mentoring, capacity building and training on nutrition surveillance, sampling and analysis to the Nairobi nutrition analysts and field based nutrition staff
  • Act as focal point for the nutrition unit to the baseline and applied research unit of FSNAU, identifying research opportunities and promoting collaboration in line with the nutrition unit work plan.
  • Represent the FSNAU nutrition project in interagency working groups and nutrition cluster meetings as necessary
  • Contribute to production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAUā€™s publications
  • Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities
  • Undertake other tasks related to the project as required.
  • In the absence of the Nutrition Technical Manager, undertake the relevant roles as assigned/delegated, including supervision and budget control.
Key Performance Indicators

Expected Outputs
Completion Date
Work plan for surveillance activitiesdeveloped, updated and
timely implemented
Cordinate and ensure all the nutrition surveys are
Bi-annually (May-June and July-Aug)
and reporting on the nutrition situation maintained in designated
zones/regions of supervision
technically supported to undertake assessments and accomplish other monthly
technically supported and their performance evaluation reviewed, through
logistical coordination of assessments and accomplishment of monthly
2 Nutrition technical series reports and
3 Nutrition updates written
Technical series reports (Feb, Sep); Nutrition
updates (Apr, July and Dec)
Field based nutrition staff mentored to
take surveillance activities
& partners trained to build their capacity in nutrition surveys and
April, October

Education and Experience:


  • Advanced Degree in nutrition or related field.
  • Confidence and clarity in oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced level of competence in computers and data analysis.
Technical Competencies and Experience 
  • Communicating to build understanding and support
  • Engaging in continuous learning
  • Planning organizing and delivering quality results
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context
  • Working together in teams and partnerships
Work Experience:
  • Over three years field experience in nutrition, preferably with international organizations. 
  • Evidence of broad understanding of the influences on nutrition.
  • Experience in training, assessments and analysis.
  • Experience in field nutrition project implementation/ management, preferably in emergency situations.
  • English
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage
Selection Criteria
  • Experience in nutrition surveillance activities in Somalia or other countries in transition or emergency.
  • Understanding of food security and health issues.
  • Somali National
To Apply:
Send your application to:
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/01/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/
E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

Note: This is a re-advertisement of VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: FAO/123/2013. 

Candidates who applied to that VA need not re-apply.

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