Nutrition Intern at FAO Somalia

On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/12/2015

Issued on: 29 April 2015
Deadline for Application: 12 May 2015

Grade Level: N/A

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals only
Anticipated start date: Immediately


General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia, CTA and the Nutrition Technical, the Nutrition Intern will focus on the following areas and tasks:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the zonal Nutrition focal point, assist in the planning and preparation of nutrition surveys.
  • In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point for respective zones and with support from the Nutrition Analyst in charge of the zone and Nutrition Data Analyst assist in ensuring the Health Information System data and feeding facility data at the MoH Nutrition section is received, updated and run basic analysis of this information.
  • Assist in cleaning and entry of nutrition assessments data, under the supervision of the relevant Nutrition focal point/ Analysts.
  • Attend Nutrition cluster meetings in the duty area and other relevant food security, nutrition and health related meetings.
  • Under the supervision of the zonal Nutrition focal point, assist in the planning and preparation of nutrition surveys.
  • In detail read the nutrition technical reports, updates and other relevant documents published and ensure consistency in reporting of rates, confidence intervals, tables and information in text.
  • In close collaboration with Nutrition focal point assist in drafting, editing and finalizing articles for the nutrition updates/technical series.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent from a recognized university/institution
Technical Competencies
  • Strong writing ability and critical thinking.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches
Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

IT Skills:

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.  
How to Apply:

Interested applicants are required to submit

(1) a covering letter, 
(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and
(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 
To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at: 
In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to [email protected] quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Nutrition Intern FAO 12 2015” in the subject heading.

Applications received after the closing date and applications without all the specified/ required documents will not be given consideration. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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