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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Phnom Penh
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-30

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Re-advertisement: Health & Nutrition Officer, NO-A (Fixed-term) Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

UNICEF Cambodia is looking for a Health and Nutrition Officer, NOA based in Phnom Penh with Child Survival and Development Section. The Health and Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the health and nutrition programme and projects. The incumbent applies theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting and analyzing information/data, and presenting technical programme information to support the development and formulation of the Health and Nutrition Programme within the Country Programme, while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the most disadvantaged children, save their lives, defend their rights and help them fulfill their potential.

For every child: health and nutrition

UNICEF started operating in Cambodia in 1952 and opened its first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at:

How can you help to make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational aspects of programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as a high-level advocator for every child, you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields relevant to health and nutrition: medicine (medical doctor), public health, epidemiology, global/international health, research, policy development, services management, health sciences, or another health-related science field of relevance.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: health, immunization, nutrition, public health, health/nutrition planning and management, maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Fluency in English.  Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

For more information please see the job description attached Download File JD- Health and Nutrition Officer.pdf

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. View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds or disability status to apply and become part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse, abuse of authority and/or discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background check, and will be expected to adhere to the organization`s standards and principles.


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

UNICEF’s compensation system is governed by the UN Staff Rules and Regulations and the International Civil Service Commission. This position is an entry professional level of National Professional Category at NOA of Fixed-term contract type with an attractive salary scale in the UN System in Cambodia. There are other great ranges of benefits to this position such as child allowance, full medical and dental insurance coverage including dependence spouse and children, annual leave, parental leave, opportunities for paid and unpaid leave etc.

UNICEF is one of the leading UN agency who provide and support staff development to grow further within and outside the organization through various learning and development initiatives. The successful candidate will be joining our Child Survival and Development Team with frequent travel within the country and occasionally travel out of the country.

UNICEF is committed to staff well- being initiative and provide flexible working options such as flexible working hour, teleworking and compressed work schedule.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.


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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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