UN Children's Fund Nutrition Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Children's Fund Nutrition Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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For the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the comprehensive integrated nutrition services

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

  • Contribute to the designs, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the CINuS programmes in the assigned regions.
  • Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of CINuS objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme objectives.
  • Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in the CINuS woredas.
  • Prepares the sectoral documents for reports and proposals and other programme documents, as required.
  • Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues and ministries.
  • Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and advocate programme development.
  • Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
  • Propose and undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).
  • Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programmes/projects.
  • Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes for CINuS. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.
  • Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to the Sr. Programme Officer or Representative, as required.
  • Participates in the development of the sectoral workplan, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.

    Expected Deliverable

  • Contribution to Mid-year and annual donor reports and Quarterly progress report for CINuS
    Timely submission of meeting minutes and readout of coordination, review and
    technical working groups meetings
  • Timely submission of field visit reports with clear deliverables
  • Timely submission of Training reports
    Inputs for ongoing baseline, midline and end line evaluation reports.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health.*
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum offive ( 5) years of relevant professional experience with progressively greater management in nutrition programmes at the national and regional levels.
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology, in the field.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to import knowledge and teach skills.
  • Leadership and team work abilities.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy 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 the organization.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic is required.Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or is an asset.

    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 technical competencies required for this post are….

  • 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.


  • 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.By 21st September, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Children's Fund Nutrition Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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