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Nutrition Officer (CMAM), NOA, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Sana'a, Yemen, #00106521

Sanaa (Yemen)

The Nutrition Officer will provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition projects through the application of technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Nutrition component of the health and Nutrition Program The Nutrition Officer will report to the Nutrition Specialist for close guidance and supervision.

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, an 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?

Yemen is facing one of the largest nutrition emergencies in the world. Nutrition remains the flagship of UNICEF’s current country programme with a focus on improving access and coverage of lifesaving nutrition services for the population in need. Management of acute malnutrition is considered a key life-saving intervention in the current context. As per 2018 HNO, 1.8 million children U5 are at risk of acute malnutrition, out of these 400,000 are at risk of severe acute malnutrition, reflecting the deepening needs across the country.

The Nutrition Officer will provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition projects through the application of technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Nutrition component of the health and Nutrition Program

The Nutrition Officer will report to the Nutrition Specialist for close guidance and supervision.  The Nutrition Officer will perform the following key functions:

  1. Support to CMAM program development and planning
  1. CMAM program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  1. Technical and operational support to program implementation
  2. Networking and partnership building
  3. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For more details on the Terms of Reference, hold CTRL & double-click: Download File ToR Nutrition officer NOA -TA (CMAM)_rev - 2.doc

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

  • A relevant University Degree (Bachelor or higher) in area of nutrition, public health, health/medical science, nutritional epidemiology, health/nutrition research, management or another related field is required.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in CMAM and other nutrition programs, public health, nutrition programs development, planning, management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care at the international level and/or at National/Sub-national level in Yemen is required.
  • Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or International Non-Governmental Organizations is an asset
  • Field work experience is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required

 

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.

Functional Competencies (Required):

  • 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-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-16

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