Host Organization: UN World Food Programme
First Year Placement
Onyịnye worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communications (MERC) Officer in support of a cross-cutting project called GTNS (Gender Transformative & Nutrition Sensitive), aimed at preventing stunting and improving food and nutrition security for women, girls, and children in Sofala province. This included using evidence-based practices to co-create training and tools for climate-resilient agriculture, post-harvest loss prevention, and social-behavioral change. Ọ also provided oversight of qualitative and quantitative research design, analysis and reporting to measure the impact and effectiveness of the project. Additionally, Onyịnye supported communications and liaised between several WFP Mozambique units addressing cash-based transfers, food assistance and small-holder farmer wellbeing.
Second Year Placement
Maputo, Mozambique and Johannesburg, South Africa
For the second year, Onyịnye is dividing time between the Mozambique County Office (CO) in Maputo and the Regional Bureau Johannesburg (RBJ). For the first half of year 2, Ọ continues in the role of Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communications (MERC) Officer, providing support to the Nutrition unit in the Mozambique CO, with a special focus on closing out the Gender Transformative & Nutrition Sensitive (GTNS) project from year 1. The second half of year 2 is spent as a Knowledge Management Officer at RBJ, documenting and disseminating the region’s wealth of information regarding good practices and lessons learned on nutrition programmes.