UNICEF Vacancy: Nutrition Specialist Open for Ethiopian Nationals Only
Nutrition Specialist (ENCU)-NOC-FT-Open for Ethiopian Nationals Only
Job no: 515451
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Categories: Emergency Programme, Nutrition
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For every child,
The role of the ENCU/Nutrition Cluster remains central to coordinating the ongoing large scale emergency nutrition response in the country. ENCU continues to support the NDRMC/EW to identify priority woredas and needs, coordinating partners’ response, liaising with donors and ensuring better cross sectoral response and coordination across the cluster. The Nutrition Specialist has specific responsibilities including the management of quality assurance of all nutrition assessments conducted in the country both by the Government and by NGO partners as well as representing the Nutrition Cluster at high level Government Incident Command Post platforms at Federal level. Regular analysis of the evolving situation, regular communication briefs for Government (Amharic and English) and high level advocacy are part of the role of the Nutrition Specialist.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general supervision of the Nutrition Specialist (L-4), responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned programme/project(s) within the Emergency Nutrition Coordination Unit.
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
- Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis.
- Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned programmes or specific project(s). Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
- Prepares the sectoral documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, and other programme documents, as required.
- Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.
- Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).
- Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
- Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.
- Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to the Deputy Representative or Representative, as required.
- Participates in the development of the sectoral workplan, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.
- Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the computerized programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
- Prepares programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in nutrition, public health, Social Sciences, or related technical field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
- Field work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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