26 Jan 2016

Full-Time Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF Nigeria

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ‘to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria”. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-07-2016
Locations: Ondo & Rivers States
Slot: 2
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years

Purpose of the Post
The incumbent of the post under te supervision of concerned Chief of Field Office and technical guidance of Chief, Nutrition Section is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of the nutrition programs/projects within the field office.
The incumbent will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability frame work.
He/She will also engage with government counterparts and authorities in policy dialogue and technical advice on nutrition policy issues in order to contribute to leverage state-level resources for pursuing and accomplishing national and state nutrition goals.
The nutrition programme has a specific focus on up-stream work including policy development, budget development and analysis, advocacy and strategic partnerships to mobilize and support Government and other partners to scaling up nutrition interventions.
Qualifications and Competencies Required
An Advanced University Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health and Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Research, Policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in Nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition policy/program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Experience with up-stream health and/or nutrition work at federal or state level, including high level advocacy; policy development; Government health and nutrition budget planning; health and nutrition policies – and systems development, financing and analysis.
Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
Gender and diversity awareness.
Application Closing Date
9th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their applications, accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: nrecruit@unicef.org Candidates are advised to put the position title they are applying for on the subject line of their emails.

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