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Health & Nutrition Officer, NOB, Sana'a, Yemen, #00106321 (For Yemenis ONLY)

Sanaa (Yemen)

Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy.

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.

For every child, Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of Health & Nutrition Specialist, the Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy. The Health & Nutrition Officer will perform the following key functions:

  1. Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to contribute to situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting.
  2. Technical assistances are provided in the implementation of integrated Health & Nutrition approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  3. Work plan and objectives are effectively implemented and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination.
  4. Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
  5. Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender sex aggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Health & Nutrition programme.
  6. Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
  7. Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  8. Up-to-date programme information is kept available and reports prepared to support the Health & Nutrition programme by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
  9. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses are effectively provided.
  10. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click: Download File Health and Nutrition Level 2- SFO.doc

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

  • University degree (Bachelor or higher) in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Two years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in Child Survival & Health Care.
  • Field work experience in related discipline.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Arabic or local language of the duty station is considered as 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 functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
  • Analyzing [II]  
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]            
  • Learning and Researching [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]

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.

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

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: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-06

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