Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, (P-3), Pemba, Mozambique #122316 (Temporary Appointment - 6 months)
On behalf of UNICEF, the Country Lead Agency (CLA) for the Nutrition Cluster and in support of the government, the incumbent will provide leadership and facilitate processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent and effective response by participants in the national and sub national nutrition cluster, ensuring neutrality in UNICEF’s role as CLA.
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On behalf of UNICEF, the Country Lead Agency (CLA) for the Nutrition Cluster and in support of the government, the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (P3 level) will provide leadership and facilitate processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent and effective response by participants in the national and sub national nutrition cluster, ensuring neutrality in UNICEF’s role as CLA.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities
- Has overall joint responsibility with development partners for the efficient management and functioning of the nutrition cluster
- Responsible for core cluster functions at national and subnational level as follows:
- Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response
- Planning and strategy development
- Information management and dissemination
- Identify and undertake advocacy activities
- Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results
- Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters
- Accountability to affected populations
For more information, the detailed job description is available via this link JD_Nutrition Cluster Coordinator P3.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, medicine, or another health-related science field.
- A minimum of 5 years of progressive and relevant 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, in an emergency context with proven coordination capacity.
- Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in UNICEF is an asset.
- Experience in Cluster Coordination and Leadership within the UN system is an asset.
- Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
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UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
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