Nutrition Officer At UNICEF Nigeria
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Nutrition Officer, P-2, Abuja, Nigeria
Purpose of the Position
Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy, with emphasis on addressing gender inequalities.
Key Expected Results
1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation, including inputs needed for addressing gender inequalities.
2. Project efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation support.
3. Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation.
4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured.
5. Knowledge sharing with donors and media promoted.
6. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration, that builds shared understanding of strategies to address gender inequalities.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
– University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family and Community Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health Preparedness, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).
– Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality and asset.
– Two years of relevant work experience. Developing country work experience.
– Background/familiarity with Emergency.
– Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce thee disparities an asset.
– Fluency in English and a second UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
– Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
– Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
– Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self.
– Demonstrates an awareness of changes in organizational strategy that impact on own work area.
– Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
– Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
– Seeks and quickly absorbs new information and techniques.
– Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.