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  • Posted: Jun 9, 2023
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    World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide...
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    Intern (Dietitian), Accra

    About The Job
    Job Purpose: 

    • WFP in Ghana has been supporting national development through four thematic pillars: Nutrition, Food Systems, Social Protection and Emergency Preparedness and response. Efforts have hinged largely on private sector participation in the supply of nutritious foods for prevention of malnutrition, transformation of agricultural value chains and strengthening of social protection programmes.
    • To fully meet its objectives in Ghana, WFP is increasing its ‘enabler’ role by providing capacity strengthening for national institutions and supporting advocacy to improve food security and nutrition outcomes. The Country Office is also leveraging strategic partnerships with the private sector to create and meet demand for healthy diets.
    • At the core of WFP's success is a healthy and dynamic workforce to push the organizational agenda. WFP therefore invests heavily in staff wellness and has a dedicated wellness team who coordinates staff health and wellbeing activities.
    • The position is to support the team meet staff wellness needs especially in promoting healthy lifestyle. 

    Major Duties And Responsibilities:

    • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition and overall supervision of the Wellness team lead, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
    • Support the development of wellness activities including healthy diets and exercises         
    • Conduct nutrition screening for staff, focusing on body mass index determination
    • Support in offering nutrition and diet counselling to staff, including development of diet plans if required
    • Support development of behaviour change initiatives which will facilitate sustained adoption of healthy lifestyle among staff
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Eligibility:

    • Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to this internship programme) from a recognised university.
    • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) from a recognised university and have completed at least two years of the programme.
    • Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, master’s degree) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the past 12 months

    Experience:

    • No professional experience required

    Desired skills for entry into the role:

    • In-depth technical knowledge in nutrition or dietetics.
    • Good communication skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity
    • Ability to work under pressure

    Language: 

    • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on career5.successfactors.eu to apply

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