The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ [[Public Health, Food Science, Nutrition, Health and Social Marketing]]; Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point); Fluent in English Good knowledge of nutrition sensitive theory and principles, and behavior change communications. Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection principles and methods Good writing and communication skills
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP [[Programme ]] of the [[Nutrition]]. The position will be based in Regional Bureau Cairo Office.
JOB PURPOSE The aim of the NIP at WFP Regional Bureau of the Middle East, North Africa Central Asia and Eastern Europe is to support the nutrition units’ endeavors of assisting Country Offices in the design, development, implementation and M&E of nutrition sensitive programs. This includes the strategic use of operational and formative research to understand the underlying socio-economic and behavioral determinants of malnutrition and build an evidence base for nutrition sensitive interventions, including the use of behavior change communications and social marketing.
About the Nutrition Internship Program RBC nutrition offers a wide range of opportunities for interns. These include: 1. Opportunity to learn and improve academically by gaining a regional review and profile of the nutrition environment. Providing exceptional opportunities to gain real-world experiences and learn more about approaching nutrition challenges from different angles. Valuable mentorship and on-the-job skills development and opportunities for excellent networking Professional development and training including workshops, conference opportunities. Gaining an insider’s view of how UN-WFP works in Nutrition and the challenges it faces. Networking and opportunities to make contact with staff in the nutrition sector. A lively and rewarding work with opportunities to travel across the country and meet local stakeholders.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) Interns Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the head of nutrition unit and the direct supervision of the Programme and Policy Officer for Behavior Change Communications: Support and maintain the development of a data base on nutrition sensitive evidence building in the region Develop a template for a country nutrition profile and support in collecting and updating relevant information from country office counterparts. Work on developing short briefing notes and ‘cheat-sheets’ on topics relevant to nutrition sensitive programming and behavior change communications Conduct an assessment an countries current capacity to implement nutrition sensitive programs and specifically behavior change communications and analyze the collected information Assist in organizing regional workshops including pre and post support Assist in collection and archiving of data, including maintenance and update of databases. Perform any other duties when required.
Internship specific Objective.
To support the nutrition unit in designing, developing and implementing strategies and tools to assist country offices in making their programs more nutrition sensitive, by identifying evidence based entry points for programming. The NIP will focus on developing country nutrition profiles and conducting an inventory of existing work done in nutrition sensitive programming and behaviour change communications in the region. The profiles and inventory will be an important stepping stone for coordinated and more targeted support to country offices and will allow to have an overview of nutrition activities in the region. Further, the intern will be actively involved in the coordination of operational research activities with country offices as well as the preparation of mission ToR’s and reports. Finally, the intern will work with the regional nutrition team to develop hands-on tools and organize events/workshops to strengthen the know-how and build the capacity of country offices in nutrition sensitive programing and behaviour change communications.
Background to the internship The MENA/CIS region is facing most challenging settings in the world with complex geo political conflicts and under development translating into humanitarian crisis affecting food security and nutrition. WFP faces the dual task of meeting short term needs at an unprecedented scale whilst supporting households, communities and governments to promote food and nutrition security that can withstand a complexity of shocks in the longer term. WFP’s work in essential and clearly aligned with global efforts to reduce under nutrition. The importance of nutrition specific interventions in reducing under nutrition was underscored in the Lancet series, especially in food insecure areas, where food and nutrition supplementation targeted at young children can have a significant impact. Multi-sectorial strategies are needed to prevent malnutrition by integrating nutrition goals and objectives. With several countries in the region facing a double burden of malnutrition, obesity/overweight along with under nutrition, the MENA/CIS region represents a clear opportunity to move the nutrition sensitive programming agenda forward, especially in the areas of general distribution, social protection, school meals, small holder farmers and food assistance for assets.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment. WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline for Application : 10th of July 2017