UN Children's Fund Nutrition Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment, Gambella -Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Children's Fund Nutrition Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment, Gambella -Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 04 Nov 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Nutrition


To support the emergency response for South Sudanese refugees and host communities based in Gambella Region. Specifically, the incumbent will support the Regional Health Bureau, UNHCR, local institutions including INGOs to implement quality nutrition programs for refugees and host communities of Gambella region

How can you make a difference?

In support of UNHCR and RHB, the UNICEF nutrition officer major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

1. Identification and mobilization of key partners

  • Identify and mobilize key humanitarian partners for the nutrition sector, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities
  • Ensure multi-sectoral collaboration in emergency nutrition response
  • Carry-out capacity mapping of all current and potential implementing partners

    2. Support strengthening and maintenance of existing/ appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms

  • Support effective coordination between all UN agencies and nutrition partnerstoensureregular information flow and identify and address response gaps as required though mobilizing appropriate partners and resources
  • Promote the integration of the IASC's agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches. In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed
  • Support effective links with other sectors, especially Health, Agriculture and WASH
  • Act as focal point for IYCF-E roll out strategy and IYCF-E sub-working group with partners

    3. Planning and strategy development for response

    In collaboration with Government stakeholders, ensure response for the following:

  • Developing/ updating agreed response strategies and action plans and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall response strategies for host community
  • Support the development of an emergency response strategy for refugee community
  • Drawing lessons learned from past activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly

    4. Ensure application of standards, guidelines and protocols

  • Lead in the development and implementation of the IYCF-E strategy and follow up in both refugee and host communities
  • In collaboration with UNHCR, ensure that nutrition partners are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments
  • In collaboration with UNHCR ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations
  • Support implementation of micronutrient strategy and initiate implementation in both host and refugee communities in Gambella

    5. Monitoring and reporting

  • Contribute to providing analytical interpretation of the best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time. That is - monitoring indicators (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) of service delivery which are derived from working towards
    meeting standards (mentioned in point 4)
  • Ensure all data is gender disaggregated and reports reflect gender situation and provide response to inequalities if observed.
  • Ensure regular reporting against defined indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost), supports analysis in closing gaps and measuring impact of interventions.
  • Analyse weekly Health Information System (HIS) reports from implementing partners and provide feedback in collaboration with UNHCR
  • Support the timely collection and analysis of relevant reports including nutrition survey reports (SENS)
  • Support partners plan for nutrition assessments; provide technical support in implementation of nutrition related assessments
  • Regular joint site visits to provide supportive supervision and monitoring to partners
  • Quarterly joint monitoring

    6. Management of supplies

  • Support stock management of nutrition suppliesand the integration of Nutrition Supplies for refugees into the regional nutrition supply management.

    7. Training and capacity building of Partners and Government counterparts

  • Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity
  • Support activities to strengthen the capacity of the regional local authorities and civil society

    8. Support UNHCR/UNICEF acting as "Provider of last resort"

  • Make the necessary recommendation for UNHCR/ UNICEF to act as a provider of last resort when and where the situation is critical and there is no other actor able to respond in a timely manner.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in any of the following fields: Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or a related technical field
  • A minimum of 2 yearsof relevant professional experience in working in emergency contexts preferably UN or NGO experience at programme management level.
  • Fluency in English and local language is 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.

    The competencies required for this post may be found in the below link:


    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.

    How to Apply:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    UN Children's Fund Nutrition Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment, Gambella -Jobs in Ethiopia

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