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INTERNSHIP - Nutrition Intern, 6 Months, Full-time, Oromia Field Office, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Nutrition Intern will contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evidence generation for better programing of Nutrition intervention in Oromia Region.

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, nutrition

Under the guidance of Chief Field Office and direct supervision and mentoring of the Nutrition Specialist in the Oromia Field Office, the Nutrition intern will contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evidence generation for better programing of nutrition intervention in the Oromia Region. The Intern will identify gaps and propose possible solutions, apply theoretical and technical skills in researching, data analysis and interpretation to support situational analysis and program development in the region, while learning organizational rules, regulations, and procedures.

How can you make a difference?

Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the preparation of different plans, support the identification of critical program gaps and propose possible solutions
  • Analyses secondary data, produce Nutrition information for decision and advocacy 
  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals which address identified gaps in the emergency response and regular program
  • Support the preparation of situation analysis, technical reports, and inputs for programme preparation and documentation
  • Participate in regional emergency cluster meetings, and with close guidance of the supervisor, work closely with sector bureaus to address issues related to strategic planning
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, as well as quarterly, Bi-annually and annual nutrition sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts and prepare minutes and reports on results for follow up action by UNICEF Oromia field office and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake field visits, and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress
  • Participate monthly review meetings with nutrition consultants, takes minutes, and share with field office nutrition programme officer.
  • Participate in emergency and regular nutrition coordination meetings with and/or in the absence of nutrition programme officer.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
  • He /she should be enrolled at a university at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate in Public Health, Health, Nutrition, public health, or related field is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications such as MS Office.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. UNICEF Ethiopia especially encourages qualified female candidates including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

This vacancy is now closed.
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