Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is looking for a self-motivated, team player to lead the development of the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN) in Nepal. The SBN is one of four global networks within the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement which supports 61 Countries, including Nepal, to develop multi-stakeholder strategies to scale up nutrition at national level. The SBN is the principal vehicle for business engagement in SUN, both in informing the ongoing policy, advocacy and knowledge sharing agenda and in mobilizing businesses at national level in support of SUN national nutrition strategies. Globally, 12 National SBNs have been established. The SBN Nepal’s ambition is to increase the availability and affordability of safe, nutritious foods in Nepal through:
Convening and organizing business around national nutrition priorities;
Assessing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in scaling up their actions and investments in nutrition and facilitating partnerships at national and global level to support national businesses
Improving the enabling environment for business to take action on nutrition, including fostering strong links and partnerships with key national stakeholders
The SBN Coordinator will serve as the main link between SUN Business Network members, Government and other key stakeholders, and will lead on all activities linked to the Network, including the development and dissemination of the SBN strategy, raising awareness and mobilizing stakeholders. These efforts will feed directly into the Country’s broader SUN and nutrition agendas.
SBN Coordinator will support the establishment of SBN and ongoing operations of SBN in Nepal, with the aim of increasing engagement of the Private Sector in nutrition in the country. S/he will closely collaborate with business associations and relevant government institution to facilitate public-private partnership linked to improving nutrition. In addition, the SBN Coordinator will help to guide and support capacity strengthening, program development and implementation work plan of the SBN.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall guidance of the Nutrition Advisor (Head of Nutrition Unit) and other management team members, the incumbent shall carry out the following tasks
Raise awareness about the SBN among key stakeholders in Nepal
Mobilize businesses/private sector partners to increase awareness of role in nutrition
Support establishment of SBN in Nepal,
Coordination, Communication and Reporting
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master’s degree in business, management, marketing, international development or related field. BSc Degree with reasonable experiences will be considered.
Lanugages: Fluency in both written and spoken English language, and Nepali Languages.