Nutrition Officer, NO-B, Temporary Appointment, 364 days, Khartoum
Looking for Nutrition Officer to provide 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
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.
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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
The Nutrition 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. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate Nutrition programs development, implementation, progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results.
The Nutrition Officer will report to the Health Nutrition Specialist for close guidance and supervision.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
- Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and Arabic (oral and written) is required.
- Good communication and advocacy skills and an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with the skills of developing good peer relationships.
- Analytical, monitoring, decision-making and teamwork skills
- Computer skills including various office applications.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of • Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability
The competencies required for this post are….
▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
▪ Works Collaboratively with others (1)
▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
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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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for assessment
* Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING THE CONTRACT). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.