UNICEF Nutrition Officer Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

UNICEF Nutrition Officer Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria



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Responsibilities


Support to program development and planning:

  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program development, design and management of nutrition related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of section program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of nutritional needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.

    Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of section program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

    Technical and operational support to program implementation:

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on nutrition and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
  • Collect requisition
    for nutrition supplies from partners and government counter parts and ensure their timely delivery, storage and uses in collaboration with logistic and LGAs level staffs.

    Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector, government counterparts and state stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve program goals and social justice, equity and rights of mothers, newborn and children.
  • Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with nutrition partners.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of government counter parts and partners.


    Requirements


  • Education: Completion of a University degree in nutrition, public health, international health or other health related social field is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related program planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition in the context of Nigeria some of which preferably in a humanitarian situation is required. Recent experience in Nutrition in Emergency programmes including CMAM, IYCF, and nutrition surveys.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English required. Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd June 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Nutrition Officer Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria


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