Food and Agriculture Organization Job Vacancy: Food Security and Nutrition Officer, Jakarta

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June 13, 2019

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June 24, 2019

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Indonesia is looking for the individual candidate for the post of “Food Security and Nutrition Officer“. Please refer to below Terms of Reference:

Food Security and Nutrition Officer

General Description of task(s) and objectives to be achieved

End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, has been adopted by Member States as a target to be achieved by 2030 as they agreed to the 17 goals and 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. FAO is responsible as custodian for 21 SDGs indicators. Aligned with SDGs, FAO works in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, livestock, and natural resources management with the ultimate goal to achieve food and nutrition security.

Nutritional status in Indonesia is influenced by not only by access to safe and nutritious food, but also improved sanitation and hygiene conditions, especially during the occurrence of severe weather-related events and natural disasters. Therefore, to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition requires not only nutrition-specific, but also nutrition-sensitive approaches. Nutrition and Food Systems have become priorities after the signing of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and its Framework for Action during the Second International Conference (ICN2), and Declaration of a UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. Addressing nutrition concerns requires cross-cutting programmes with clear linkages to FAO’s Strategic Framework, through the Strategic Objectives, Regional Initiatives and Country Programming Frameworks.. Furthermore, FAO in collaboration with WFP, UNICEF, IFAD and other development partners, has endorsed the UN Network for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. This provides opportunities for FAO to strengthen its contribution to inter-agency efforts on food security and nutrition at country level, as well as FAO Indonesia participation in the Donor and UN Country Network on Nutrition (DUNCNN), including in the UN Working Group on Nutrition (UNWGN) as mandated by the UN Partnership and Development Framework (UNPDF).

The National Consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the FAO Representative to Indonesia and A-FAOR (Programme) in delivering the following specific tasks:

  • Support the implementation of TCP/INS/3703 on Food Systems Policy Strengthening together with the National Project Coordinator in Bappenas and LOA with IPB, with technical advice from the LTO in RAP and ESN Division in HQ, in collaboration with WFP and IFAD.
  • Support the implementation of the Letter of Agreement on “Mobilizing Involvement and Investment of the Private Sector in Inclusive Food Systems”, with technical advice from RAP and HQ.
  • Coordinate the data collection of urban food systems survey, monitor and provide technical advice to the survey enumerator, with guidance from RAP.
  • Support the follow-up to the assessment of the National Food Control System, under technical advice from HQ and international expert, in piloting the risk categorization guideline in Indonesia, in collaboration with WHO and focal points from relevant Ministries/Institutions.
  • Act as Nutrition Focal Point for FAO Indonesia:
    • Represent FAO Indonesia in multi-sectoral and inter-agency coordination processes on food security and nutrition, such as the SUN Network, DUNCNN, and UNWGN meetings, UNPDF; exchange information on FAO food security and nutrition programmes;
    • Review and provide inputs on food security and nutrition documents;
    • Support the mainstreaming of nutrition in the implementation of CPF and reporting progress on food security and nutrition related work, in particular follow up to ICN-2 and UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.
  • Act as SDGs Focal Point for FAO Indonesia:
    • Represent FAO Indonesia in SDGs meetings/workshops, under guidance from SDGs coordinator and SDGs indicators focal points at FAO HQ and RAP;
    • Liaise with Bappenas, SDGs Secretariat, BPS, and other Ministries/Institutions in monitoring and reporting of SDGs indicators under FAO custodianship;
    • Review and provide inputs for the draft SDGs documents;
    • Support the mainstreaming of FAO SDGs work in CPF and UNPDF reporting.

Key Performance Indicators

Expected Outputs : Required Completion Date:

Quarterly Progress Report on the related tasks mentioned above (October 2019 and December 2019) 31 Dec 2019

Academic Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (at least Master’s degree level) in any one of the following fields: food and nutrition sciences, community nutrition, agricultural science, agricultural economics, or other related field, with extensive relevant professional experience in the area of both food security and nutrition is more preferable.

Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in food security and nutrition, or closely related field
  • Ability to produce high quality reports and presentations, often under time pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with Government officials
  • Previous working experience in the UN environment considered an advantage
  • Strong cultural sensitivity to work in multicultural, multi-ethnic environment
  • Able to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Sound judgment as well as professionalism and maturity
  • Ability to organize work efficiently
  • Good written and spoken English.

Duty station: Jakarta, Indonesia with possible field trips as necessary

GENERAL NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter ( in ENGLISH) clearly stating their relevant skills, experience and REFERENCE CODE by e-mail to: E-mail: FAO-ID@fao.org Submission DEADLINE: 24 June 2019. All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills. FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. FAO regrets to inform applicants that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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