Ended Nutrition Officer

The Job

General Information

Functional Title: Nutrition Officer
Classified Grade: NOB

Organizational Setting

The Nutritionist Focal point in the hub works under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the respective nutrition programme geographical location. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment

The incumbent coordinates activities in the designated areas and may supervise directly a small team of Special Service Agreement holders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Function 1 (incl. expected results)

Manages data collection and analysis and develops comprehensive plans to implement hub -level programmes, achieving results such as:

  • In coordination with WHO Central level, Preparation of nutrition programme profiles, identification of targets and priorities, selection of nutrition interventions, formulation of programme objectives, and development of long and short term action plans in the operational area (hub)

  • Analysis, interpretation of collected data for reporting to the central level and feedback mechanisms for partners and other reporting sites (supported by NoA)

  • Evaluation of all nutrition activities in terms of collecting periodic data from the nutrition stabilization center, and conducting timely health and nutrition analysis, inputs, support and coordination and share timely reports to the central level. (supported by NoA)

  • Collaboration with quality assurance group/agency to crosscheck the data produced by sentinel sites.

  • Proposal of and taking action on operational procedures on implementation and management of national programmes.

  • Provide support to NoA, who acts as a focal person for the Nutrition Surveillance system including support to data management under DHO, GHO from the sentinel sites and ensuring data sharing with central level (WHO/MoH) to generate periodic bulletin.

  • Support, when needed, the timely preparation and implementation of nutrition surveillance activities in the hub, including management of administrative and financial requirements, identification and rectification of gaps in programme implementation, in the hub

  • Support the NoA, when needed, in ensuring Establishment and functionality of Yemen Nutrition Sentinel Site Surveillance System (YNSS) in all the selected health facilities in the affected districts of the hub.

  • Participation in the planning of WHO emergency and humanitarian nutrition activities in emergency and crisis preparedness, response and recovery at country level

Function 2 (incl. expected results)

Monitors and coordinates the implementation of planned activities, national campaigns and field action, achieving results such as:

  • Monitoring progress of programmes towards set expected results, and share with central level.
  • Analysis of technical aspects of national programme implementation, including identification of successes, approaches that have positive impacts as well as constraints, and share with central level.
  • Technical guidance to programme staff of local partners including MoH, GHO and DHO.
  • Supporting the implementation of relevant activities related to a broad range of nutrition issues, in coordination with Nutrition Cluster in the hub e.g. among others interventions that accelerate health of children, lactating mothers and groups at special risks; expansion and growth monitoring of infant and young child feeding ( IYCF), micronutrient and management of severe acute malnutrition programs, etc.
  • Field visits for monitoring of nutrition activities focusing on TFC
  • Management of the operational aspects of the emergency response work plans, in the respective operational hub

Function 3 (incl. expected results)

Carries out training activities to strengthen capacity at various levels, achieving results such as:

  • Identification of training needs for respective target audiences and development of comprehensive plans for capacity building, in the hub, in close coordination with the central level.
  • Support the preparation of training material tailored to the specific needs, identified in the hub.
  • Development of advocacy materials and key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries and share with the central level.
  • In close coordination with the Central level and in line with training plans, organisation and delivery of training activities to various target groups, e.g. to improve case management and prevention at various levels.
  • Assessment of impact of training and capacity building activities, in the hub

Work Relations and Partnerships.

The Nutritionist Focal Point in the Hub works in full coordination with the Nutrition Team WCO, Ministry of Health and hub departments of health to relevant departments mainly to provide and foster efficient planning and development of activities. The incumbent will provide technical advice on basis of data analysis and surveillance systems, in their operational hub. Furthermore, the incumbent will monitor implementation and thus provide at time contentious feedback to the central level WHO, partners and stakeholders. Lastly, the incumbent support capacity building training activities to various target audiences., in the hub

Impact of functions

The functions enhance the development and implementation of nutrition programmes and activities; in particular strengthening and implementing the nutrition surveillance system as well as monitoring and quality assurances of interventions towards management of severe malnutrition.


Educational background

  • First level university degree in medicine with specialization in Nutrition.
  • Desirable: Advanced training in facility-based management of severe malnutrition, nutrition surveillance and communications.

Professional experience and knowledge

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the field of nutrition and food security.
  • Good knowledge of the processes and approaches concerning nutrition issues; knowledge of the operations of the national governments in the area of nutrition and health.
  • Good Knowledge of nutrition activities particularly in management of acute malnutrition, growth monitoring and nutrition surveillance system.
  • Experience/training in organizing and executing nutrition programmes.
  • Ability to interact with health and nutrition professionals at various level.

Language Skills

  • Fluent in English and the local language


  • Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  • Ensuring effective use of resources: Identifies priorities in accordance with WHO’s strategic directions. Develops and implements action plans, organizes the necessary resources and monitors outcomes.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are kindly requested and strongly encouraged to send their CV To: emacoyemvacancies@who.int  please clearly mention  in the email subject Name & Location of the position.

Only Short – listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline for application:  COB 27 February 2020

  • Employer: WHO
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Sana'a
  • Posted on: 13 February 2020
  • Deadline: 27 February 2020