Health & Nutrition Officer, NO-2, Freetown, Sierra Leone #112436 (For Sierra Leone Nationals Only)
Job Number: 528904 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Sierra Leone
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, a Health Champion!
Purpose of the Post
Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy, particularly to bring positive change in family/individual practices related to infant and young child feeding, maternal nutrition, health seeking (with special attention to adolescents) and other care. S/he will also serve as a focal point for adolescent health / nutrition and HIV programming.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to support situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting.
Technical assistance are provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches, including the related social and behavior change communication strategies and plans, through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
Work plan and objectives are effectively established, and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination in consultation with all relevant partners.
Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender sex aggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Health & Nutrition programme
Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking, with focus on adolescent health/nutrition, HIV, and health/nutrition social and behavior change communication.
Up-to-date programme information is kept available and reports prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health & Nutrition programme by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Social and Behavioral Science in health and Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Education, Health/Nutrition Communication, Child Development, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
Two years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health / nutrition programmes. Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in child survival & health care, HIV and Adolescent program,
Field work experience. Experience in working at policy level with Government and partners is an advantage.
Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Planning and Organising (II)
Learning & Researching (II)
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.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Mon Jan 20 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)