Nutrition Specialist


Functional Responsibilities

  1. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
    The Fund Manager Office (FMO) implements its projects through different programmes, such as the Dry one, Delta, Uplands etc. Potential partners submit proposals either through open or closed call for proposals. Once selected, the successful organizations sign a grant agreement with LIFT.
    LIFT requires ad hoc support advising on various nutrition related topics for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the LIFT programmes and projects. The Nutrition Specialist will work on following tasks:

  2. Review of proposals in relation to the nutrition component
    a) Assess activities proposed in regards to their coherence with the other components and relevance to LIFT nutrition approach
    b) Prepare reviews of proposals listing strengths and weaknesses of the proposals in relation to nutrition, and propose recommendations on how to improve the proposals to make them more relevant.
    c) Meet with LIFT staff and IPs to discuss findings when required.

  3. Provide advice on nutrition related questions in regard to LIFT strategy and implementation.

  4. Methodology and Deliverables
    The retainer will be receiving a task note each time a requirement is identified. The Task note will specify the dates, duration and deliverables.
    Education/Experience/Language requirements
    a. Education
    A Master's degree in nutrition or related field is required. Additional two years of similar experience with a Bachelor’s Degree is considered as equivalent.
    b. Work Experience
    A minimum of 5 years professional experience in nutrition is required.
    Proven track record of producing high quality written reports and other materials would be an asset.
    Professional experience and an understanding of nutrition issues in Myanmar is preferable.
    c. Language
    Excellent skills in both written and spoken English are essential. Knowledge of Myanmar language is an advantage
    CompetenciesView content
    Professionalism – Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, analyze options and recommend solutions. Ability to work systematically, accurately and under pressure.
    Planning and organizing - Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan in relation to other stakeholders and actors in the evaluations.
    Client orientation - Ability to identify clients' needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients and related parties.
    Analytical skills – Strong skills in methodology and analysis.
    Communication - Proven ability to present and write English in a clear and concise manner, and be adaptable to participants with other languages.

    Self-reliance: Ability to act independently with a minimum of supervision.
    Technological awareness - Excellent computer skills and ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely
    Additional Considerations
    Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    Other considerations
    Applicants are requested to:
    Submit a CV specifying experience and skills.
    Include the names and contact details of three recent, professional referees.
    Indicate your daily fee expectations in USD.
    Note that this is a home-based contract. Reimbursement of travel and payment of Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be paid according to UN rules and regulations (e.g. economy fare for air travel, DSA Yangon 193 USD per night)
    Contract type, level and duration
    Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement
    Contract level: IICA-2
    Contract duration: 1 year (Maximum 30 working days)
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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-03

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