Nutrition Research Consultant Expired
|Nutrition Research Consultant|
|Title:||Nutrition Research Consultant|
|Exp.:||2017-02-21-(2 Months Ago)|
|Organization:||United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP) |About United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP)|
|Education:||Advanced University degree in public health, nutrition, international development, food security, or|
|Work Experience:||Relevant experience Years|
Advanced University degree in public health, nutrition, international development, food security, or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and Pashto and/or Dari.
|Duties & Responsibilities|
In order to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in identifying a clear pathway towards meeting their national targets for Sustainable Development Goal 2, a National Zero Hunger Strategic Review of food security and nutrition in Afghanistan is being undertaken. This Strategic Review is an independent, analytical and consultative exercise that identifies the key challenges Afghanistan faces in achieving zero hunger, and provides prioritized areas for action for all humanitarian and development partners. The review is supported by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
A Team Leader is leading the research team in the National Zero Hunger Strategic Review process in close consultation with the Lead Convener. The research team will be composed of experts in food security, food systems and nutrition.
The purpose of the National Zero Hunger Strategic Review is to:
To be the lead expert on nutrition in Afghanistan and through secondary research and from a series of provincial consultations with a wide group of stakeholders (Government, UN, NGOs, international financial institutions, donors, civil society and private sector) provide input to the Strategic Review document in partnership with experts on food systems and food security.
The main goal of the nutrition consultant is to conduct technical research and prepare a strategy for the Government to address the 5th Pillar of the Zero Hunger Challenge which is:
An End to Malnutrition in all its forms: Malnutrition is both a driver and an outcome of poverty and inequality. Undernutrition can also lead to hidden hunger, wasting and stunting, which causes irreversible damage to both individuals and society. Obesity in childhood is a growing problem in all regions. Ensuring universal access to nutritious food in the 1000-day window of opportunity between the start of pregnancy and a child’s second birthday is essential to tackling stunting. This should be supported by a multi-sectoral approach which includes nutrition-sensitive health care, water, sanitation, education, agriculture, social protection and specific nutrition interventions, coupled with initiatives that enable empowerment of women.
Reporting to the Team Leader and working with the other consultants with inputs from a Technical Advisory Group, the Consultant will:
Afghan nationals meeting the essential qualifications of the position are invited to apply by submitting a letter of interest and an updated CV. Please click on one of the following link in order to submit your online application through the WFP E-recruitment portal. Applications sent via email or hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply