- Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
- Location: Luanda
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Closing Date: Closed
Mission and objectives
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities. UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and those who provide their care. UNICEF is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In everything it does, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. UNICEF works with all its partners towards the attainment of the sustainable human development goals adopted by the world community and the realization of the vision of peace and social progress enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
UNICEF has a footprint in Angola since 1976 when it first opened its office in Luanda. Nutrition pro-gramme activities are spread across the country in the provinces of Luanda, Huila, Cunene, Namibe, Benguela and Bie. Drought conditions persist in the southern provinces, exacerbating the prevalence of acute malnutri-tion, and increasing food insecurity. In Huila, Cunene, Namibe, Benguela and Cuando Cubango, UNICEF is supporting the scale-up of malnutrition treatment activities. In Luanda province, COVID-19 and the economic downturn has had a negative impact on the nutritional status of the most disadvan-taged households, here, UNICEF has established nutrition services in over 40 health facilities across five municipalities to support the treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition. Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the Nutrition Officer will provide technical operational and administrative assistance and support for the nutrition programme activities. Responsibilities will be focused on nutrition activities in the southern provinces of Angola and Luanda. Responsibilities will include supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of nutrition programme activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge management and capaci-ty building. The goal is to support the achievement of planned objectives in the work plan, aligned with the country programme goals and strategy while adhering to organizational rules, regulations, and procedures.
Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support to programme development and planning: Provide technical and opera-tional support throughout all stages of programming processes by supporting a variety of technical programme transactions; preparing materials and documen-tations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results: Support results-based management (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results for the nutrition pro-gramme. • Technical and operational support to programme implementation: Support regu-lar programme field visits and surveys, and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Refer and report critical issues and bottlenecks to relevant officials for timely resolution. • Networking and partnership building: Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stake-holders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate pro-gramme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve pro-gramme goals and deliver sustainable results. Build relationships with local or-ganizations, groups or individuals and supporting and/or participating in local volunteering initiatives. • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building: Draft communication and information materials for country programme advocacy and visibility and apply innova-tive approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and deliv-ery of concrete and sustainable programme results. • Encourage, mobilize, and support co-workers, fellow UN Volunteers and mem-bers of the local community to play an active part in development on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteers Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute to articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/Expected Output: • Contribute to monthly nutrition bulletins • Contribute to monthly human-interest stories • Participate in and document nutrition coordination meetings and technical working group activities for nutrition • Support national stakeholders and implementing partners with nutrition programme activities in a timely fashion • Support data collection for nutrition at provincial and national level • Support the organization of programme and field visits • Contribute to the review of technical nutrition policies, strategies, terms of reference and concept notes. • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the as-signment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
However, we have found similar vacancies for you: