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UNICEF seeks to recruit a nutrition officer – IYCF/Micronutrients (NOB), Kampala, Uganda, UGD18008

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Date de clôture : vendredi 16 novembre 2018

UNICEF seeks to recruit a nutrition officer – IYCF/Micronutrients (NOB), Kampala, Uganda, UGD18008

 

Job no : 517483
Work type : Fixed Term Staff
Location : Uganda
Categories : Nutrition

Apply here

 

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Watch this video to connect to our mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1xkXZs0cAQ

 

For every child, health

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

 

How can you make a difference?

The Nutrition Officer (IYCF/micronutrients) provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition output workplans within the Country Programme, from development planning to delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results, with special focus on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and micronutrients. The incumbent will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming process to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects according to governing guidelines, plans, allocated resources, Results Based-Management approaches and methodology (RBM) as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities :

  1. Support to programme development and planning ;
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results ;
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation ;
  4. Networking and partnership building ;
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required:  nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field ;
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care ;Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset ;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset ;
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language 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; Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Learning and researching and Planning and organizing.

View our competency framework at : http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 

Remarks :

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Applications close : E. Africa Standard Time

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