Call: +252 906 790 024

NUTRITION SPECIALIST  – Hargeisa 91 views

Job Expired
Closure Date
: 28/Dec/2022, 1:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRSOM

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Somalia-Hargeisa

Duration: 6 Months
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

 Organizational Setting

The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government to develop policies, strategies and programme aimed at accelerating the Implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of FAO’s global mandate and Strategic Objectives. More specifically, FAO’s response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and respond to recurrent emergencies. The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through livestock and crop production, to natural resource management, Nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience-building and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and close to 400 staff in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall guidance of the FAOR for Somalia, Emergency Programme Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer, the Nutrition Specialist will provide crucial program support in the nutrition sensitive programming in FAO Somalia an in close collaboration with the Nutrition Cluster, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, and key line ministries.

Technical Focus

Assists in the provision of technical support to the formulation, implementation, and monitoring and of programs and projects related to nutrition.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintains effective working relationships with implementing partners and key stakeholders throughout the project cycle, including to support implementation, facilitates monitoring and compliance issues and submission of reports, as required.
  • Conducts regular field visits to grantee working locations and to verify actual status of ongoing nutrition activities.
  • Assists in drafting training, education and behaviour change communication materials on nutrition in line with specific FAO projects.
  • Assists in organising and conducting training activities and nutrition related events.
  • Provides support to ensure timely production and submission of reports.
  • Supports with the identification of needs and designing of nutrition sensitive approaches to address the nutrition needs of the most vulnerable in Somalia.
  • Collaborates on various thematic areas within FAO for supporting more coherent and convergent delivery of nutrition actions at field and country level.
  • Supports the documentation and implementation of best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Represents FAO coordination and technical meetings such as the Nutrition Cluster, Scaling Up Nutrition coordination meetings
  • Performs any other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements   

  • University degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience in the field of integrating nutrition into agricultural projects and programmes.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and knowledge of Somali will be an added advantage.
  • Nationality of Somalia.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in capacity building activities e.g., trainings, development of training tools
  • Familiarity with nutrition situation in Somalia
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at 
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:
  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

 FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
 HOW TO APPLY• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

  • This job has expired!
Share this job



Contact Us

Jobs Without Limits