UN Children's Fund Sub-Zonal Nutrition Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Children's Fund Sub-Zonal Nutrition Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

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This is a batch recruitment for three consultants who will assume the role of sub-zonal nutrition coordinators supporting the humanitarian nutrition response and coordination for both Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) and host communities in the Gedeo zone (SNNP) and West Guji zone (Oromia).

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

  • Closely monitor and regularly map out the functionality of the health facilities and of SAM treatment programme in the respective cluster
  • Through collaboration with the NGO partners, support the Woreda Health Offices (WoHo) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) expand Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) treatment programme by establishing/rehabilitating facilities with OTP and SC sites.
  • Identify the nutrition supply needs (in particular RUTF, therapeutic milks, routine medicine for SAM treatment, recording and reporting materials, and equipment for OTPs and SCs), shortages and gap and immediately alert UNICEF for remedial action; Strengthen the capacity of the WoHo and Zonal Health Bureau (ZHB) for supply planning, prepositioning, dispatch, warehousing, and inventory management.
  • Support collection, analysis and dissemination of nutrition programme data, including screening for acute malnutrition and referral to CMAM programme, admissions and performance for SAM treatment, vitamin A supplementation and deworming; and Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP); Ensure nutrition interventions, in particular the CMAM programme, are aligned to the national and international standards; Build the capacity of the WoHos and PHCUs in data recording, reporting, triangulation, and evidence-based decision making.
  • Also support analysis and triangulation of the Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) data with SAM data.
  • Conduct joint supportive supervision with the CMAM monitors based in Gedeo and West Guji zones; build the capacity of the WoHos and PHCUs on providing technical oversight of CMAM programme in their respective catchment areas
    Support the government health personnel in mainstreaming of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) messages during nutrition screenings, SAM treatment, and other campaigns.
  • Conduct regular visits to the IDP sites in the respective cluster to assess the nutrition situation and monitor the implementation of nutrition interventions
  • Participate in cluster-level nutrition as well as inter-cluster coordination meetings to represent UNICEF nutrition; report to UNICEF Nutrition Specialist on the outcome and follow-ups of the meeting.
  • Closely work with CMAM monitors, take report from monitors, do analysis and give feedback to Nutrition specialist/officer of respective UNICEF FOs in SNNP and Oromia.
  • Regularly update training database, CMAM capacity mapping database, and produce intervention scales and gaps in the respective cluster.
  • Execute other tasks as relevant, based on the evolving emergency situation.
  • The consultants are requested to provide weekly/bi-weekly situation update and monthly progress reports to UNICEF (FO Nutrition Specialist/Officer)


  • The consultants will be stationed in each of the clusters in Gedeo zone (e.g. Yirgachefe town, Dilla town, and Gedeb woreda), as well as Bule Hora in West Guji zone, and report to the Nutrition Specialist/Officer in SNNPR and Oromia Field Offices.
  • The consultants will closely work with Nutrition PO (Hawassa and Addis Ababa), CMAM monitors on the ground and respective WoHo and PHCU nutrition teams


  • Weekly/Bi-weekly situation report
    Nutrition coordination meeting minutes
    Summarized and analyzed screening and TFP data reports with feedbacks and key recommendations
    Quality trip reports generated and timely shared to Nutrition specialist
    CMAM training database on monthly basis and CMAM mapping updated and shared on quarterly basis.
  • Monthly progress report as per the response plan prepared by SNNP and Oromia FOs

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in *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 of three ( 3) yearsof relevant professional experience in emergency nutrition (Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Micro nutrients Supplementation). Experience in NGO partner is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work in a team in close collaboration with government counter parts
    Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of working local language is an asset. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language 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, 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. Apply online by 14th September, 2018

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

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