Nutrition Officer at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 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.

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.

Nutrition Officer, (NO-B)

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare

 

Job Number: 522952
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • Despite its importance in preventing and controlling malnutrition, there has not been data on micronutrients status of women and children in Nigeria for almost two decades
  • The National Dietary intake and Micronutrients Survey is a USD 7.9 million initiative to fill in this data gap in the country with aim of informing a better planning and decisions in addressing micronutrients deficiency in Nigeria
  • The survey is led by the Government of Nigeria with support from donors (Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, UK Department of International Development, Nutrition International and potentially the World Bank)
  • UNICEF has been nominated as the Fund Management Agency for the survey, in addition to the current technical support being offered in collaboration with CDC Atlanta
  • The Temporary Appointment (NOB) position will provide specific support to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Dietary intake and Micronutrients Survey.

Major Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist P3 TA, the Nutrition Officer will:

  • Support to monitor budget and track expenditure of dietary assessment and micronutrients survey activities.
  • Plan and facilitate technical support on biomarker component of the survey, including timing technical inputs from CDC Atlanta to ensure quality outcome of the survey.
  • Prepare and consolidate various pieces of technical information, minutes of technical meetings and others as may be required.
  • Regularly document key action points and follow up with key stakeholders to ensure implementation of agreed actions.
  • Review funding request from survey’s implementing partners and assist in ensuring appropriateness of financial, administrative and programmatic documentation and verify that project expenditures are consistent with work plans.
  • Support in preparing donor reports as it relates to the survey by ensuring implementing partners submit reports in a timely manner and reviewing of reports.
  • Monitor the survey implementation and recommending actions for UNICEF’s action.
  • Track supplies (commodities)against planned, utilization and gaps to avoid pipeline break
  • Perform any other duty as may be required for the success of the micronutrients survey.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required
Education:

  • University Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology Public Health and Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition or other relevant discipline(s).

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience
  • Experience in nutrition research; implementing nutrition surveys; micronutrients and dietary assessment
  • Good knowledge and hands on experience in analytical, research methodology and statistical skills is an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) and local working language of the duty station are required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Method of Application

Note

  • 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 and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF career website on www.unicef.org to apply

 

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