UNICEF Nutrition Manager - Malnutrition Prevention - Jobs in South Sudan

UNICEF Nutrition Manager - Malnutrition Prevention - Jobs in South Sudan

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The Nutrition Manager supports the Chief in managing the section, contributing to innovation and knowledge management.

S/He is responsible for developing, preparing and managing complex, key and integrated nutrition programs.

The Nutrition Manager provides authoritative technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects.

The holder of this position will lead and coordinate one of the four Nutrition Programme Outputs on “Early Childhood, Adolescents and Women Nutrition” aiming to ensure that “Girls and boys under age five, school-aged children, young girls, and women have increased and more equitable access to quality preventative nutrition services”.

Responsibilities

Management and advisory support to the Chief

  • Provide advice to the Chief in establishing the annual work plan, including developing strategies and determining priorities, targets and performance measurements.
  • Coordinate work progress monitoring and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards and report to Chief critical issues for timely action.
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to colleagues in the section on all aspects of programming and implementation to enable them to achieve performance objectives.
  • Perform the full duties of the Chief in his/her absence.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector(s) based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
  • Prepare the required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide authoritative technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

    Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual health reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management.
  • Identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Plan, monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability.
  • Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

    Advisory services and technical support

  • Provide advice to key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on nutrition-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice, contribute to policy discussions and agendas, and
    promote health/nutrition interventions, especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition.
  • Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated

    Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with nutrition/health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia, through active networking, advocacy, and effective communication.
  • Build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and/or promote cooperation and alliances to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials to highlight programme goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and support fundraising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF inappropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on nutrition-related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
  • Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of nutrition programmes/projects.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable nutrition programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems.
  • Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures, and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health/nutrition related programmes/projects.

    Qualification
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in an advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
  • A minimum of 8 eight years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning, and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
    Strong experience in complex emergency settings will be a must.
  • Strong experience in supervision and coaching of staff will be an asset.
  • Experience managing programmes on infant and young child feeding, growth monitoring and prevention, integration of early childhood development in nutrition, vitamin A supplementation and Anemia prevention will be a must.
  • Experience developing guidelines and a training manual will be a must.
  • Experience in using advanced excel functions (pivot tables) is desirable.
  • Experience in preparing success stories, case studies and articles is desirable.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 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.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Nutrition Manager - Malnutrition Prevention - Jobs in South Sudan

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