Nutrition Specialist

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Location: Niger

Terms of Reference

Post Title: Nutrition Specialist

Functional area: Nutrition

Type of contract: TFT

Proposed level: L3

Duration: 1 year

Duty Station: Niamey

Supervisor: Nutrition Manager, L4


  • Advanced academic degree in nutrition sciences, health sciences, or related field sciences
  • Working knowledge of usual technical programs such as SPSS, EPIINFO, Nutrisurvey

    Work experiences and languages

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management in nutrition or a related field
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Strong ability to prepare concept paper, situation analysis and project planning and evaluation
  • Fluency in French and working knowledge of English.

    Required competencies

  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage project as well as to impact knowledge and teach skills.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills with particular focus on relationship with government.
  • Supervisory and managerial skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications,
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside NGOs or the United Nations agencies. Please note that UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

    Vacancies Contact

    Application, CV and UN Personal History Form and, PERs (if applicable) to be submitted by e-mail no later than 11 March 2007 and addressed to:

    UNICEF Niamey - NIGER Office
    Human Resources Section
    Email: lngandu [at]

    Only Candidates Under Serious Consideration Will Be Contacted

    And Only Applications With Accompanying P-11 Form Available At

    Will Be Considered.

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