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Nutrition Officer, No2, Honiara, Solomon Islands (#:103137)

Honiara (Solomon Islands)

The UNICEF Pacific office in Fiji is looking to engage a Nutrition Officer that will report to the Maternal and Child Health Specialist in Solomon Islands for guidance and general supervision on specific functions outlined in the detailed job description

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Nutrition

In its new multi-country programme (2018-2022) UNICEF Pacific aims to ensure more pre-primary and school-aged children, particularly the most vulnerable, are in school and learning.  There are five countries in the Pacific that will be targeted for UNICEF’s comprehensive approach for child and maternal health and nutrition: Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, FSM and RMI.  A health systems strengthening focus will be employed, including greater emphasis on community-based health approaches, and intensified action to overcome the high levels of malnutrition.

The proposed structure reflects this aim to strengthen the integrated, health systems approach, where the Maternal, New born and Child Health (MNCH) Specialist in each of the field offices provides leadership and coordination for all child and maternal health and nutrition actions in their country.  It also reflects the greater emphasis on health and nutrition-related behaviour change. The MCO team based in Suva will continue to provide technical oversight and advice to the core programme countries and staff, and more direct programme support to the other nine countries throughout the Pacific

How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of  the Maternal and Child Health Specialist in Solomon Islands with technical support by the Nutrition Specialist and the Chief, Child Survival and Development and Nutrition Specialist in Fiji, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

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

A University Degree or higher in  nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology or other health related science field is required.

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in 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 or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Honiara (Solomon Islands)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-24

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