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TA Nutrition Officer, NO-B, 364 Days, Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja (Nigeria)

The position will provide specific support to develop roll out plan for maternal & adolescent nutrition in selected states in Nigeria; work with government to collate the November 2018 and May 2019 biannual Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), and the planned scale up of Micro-nutrient Powder (MNP) in five Northern Nigeria States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kebbi and Yobe to improve micro-nutrient status among children and women in Nigeria.

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, 

Despite substantial efforts to advance children's rights, children still face poverty, disadvantage, and the impact of the crisis .

How can you make a difference?

The position will provide specific support to develop roll out plan for maternal & adolescent nutrition in selected states in Nigeria; work with government to collate the November 2018 and May 2019 biannual Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), and the planned scale up of Micro-nutrient Powder (MNP) in five Northern Nigeria States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kebbi and Yobe to improve micro-nutrient status among children and women in Nigeria.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist to develop state specific plans/strategies for adolescent and maternal nutrition in piloted states.
  2. Assist to design and plan strategies for biannual MNCHW implementation.
  3. Support the government to develop work plans and budgets for MNCHW programme implementation.
  4. Support the government to implement recommendations from the recent external evaluation of the MNCH week evaluation.
  5. Collect and analyse programme data, prepare periodic progress updates and programme reports on timely manner.
  6. Assist in drafting and editing nutrition articles, press releases, human interest stories and other nutrition advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, in the respective programme areas.
  7. Identify gaps in the implementation of MNP-IYCF integrated approach and propose appropriate measures and corrective actions to address the gaps.
  8. Assist in ensuring appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that project expenditures are consistent with work plans.
  9. Coordinate development of training and orientation packages to promote knowledge sharing.    
  10. Contribute to UNICEF emergency response in North-East by supporting to scale up of ongoing interventions.
  11. Carry out any other activity that may contribute to the achievement of UNICEF’s Nigeria Nutrition milestones.

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

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health and Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health and Nutrition, Public Health and Nutrition Policy and Management, Family and Community Health and Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health and Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, or other relevant discipline(s).

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience. Experience in micro-nutrient and adolescent nutrition programming in Nigeria and Micro-nutrient Powder Supplementation programmes. Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in nutrition programming interventions that reduce these disparities and background and familiarity with emergency are added advantage
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language 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….

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:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-23

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