Host Organization: UN World Food Programme
First Year Placement
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Bailey worked as a Nutrition Officer with the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In this role, she provided technical advice and specific recommendations for nutrition integration across climate change and integrated risk management, cash transfer, social protection, and school feeding programmes. As part of her work on nutrition integration, she led the technical and programmatic design of the health and nutrition components for a successful $21M USDA McGovern-Dole School Feeding Proposal. Bailey also served as a key WFP-chaired UN Nutrition Network (UNN) and UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Nutrition Accelerator member and represented WFP in national coordination forums. This included the Food Security and Nutrition Forum, Nutrition Technical Working Group, and relevant sub-working groups. Additionally, she led the production of an advocacy brief for senior Ministers on the global food price crisis’ impact on food security and nutrition in Cambodia in collaboration with other UN Agencies through the UNN.
Second Year Placement
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
In the second year of her fellowship, Bailey is supporting the development of WFP Cambodia’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) through the design of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive activities that align with national policies and priorities. She also oversees the start-up process for an innovative World Bank-funded nutrition, agriculture, and resilience project in Eastern Cambodia under the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). As part of this program, she is also leading research and evaluation efforts, including designing, conducting, and analyzing a quantitative nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) study, a participatory qualitative gender and inclusion study, and a project baseline analysis. Bailey also supports other nutrition research activities by leading the Cost of the Diet and Fill the Nutrient Gap study in collaboration with colleagues in Rome. Finally, Bailey supports the Ministry of Health with the technical management of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in Cambodia. To this end, she’s conducted extensive research on proven and effective interventions to prevent and treat MAM, presented evidence and recommendations to the National Nutrition Technical Working Group, and developed the terms of reference to establish a guideline development steering committee.