UNICEF recruits 01 Nutrition Specialist (CMAM), P4
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Nutrition Specialist (CMAM), P4, Niamey, Niger #113137 (Temporary Appointment)
Job Number: 530527 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Niger
Work Type : Temporary 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.
How can you make a difference?
The Nutrition Specialist reports to the Chief Nutrition (Level 5) for guidance and supervision. The position is accountable for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s nutrition activities linked to preventing and treating acute malnutrition, with a focus on the Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) approach. The position is accountable for ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards.
Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective project planning, development and management.
Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Nutrition sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and ensuring
Quality of rights-based Nutrition projects /programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to project management process through results-based management.
Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches.
Project delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
Specific tasks include
Provide technical direction for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of acute nutrition programme/projects, particularly Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), to ensure achievement of objectives, introducing where necessary new approaches, methods and practices to ensure community participation and timely prevention and treatment of wasting in Niger.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in CMAM program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/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.
Prepare regular program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
Identify training needs of health and nutrition staff in terms of acute malnutrition. Develop plans for capacity reinforcement, facilitate and coordinate the implementation of these plans.
Identify supply needs for the UNICEF response and ensure timely supply release to partners, ensuring proper and timely accountability in accordance with UNICEF policies and procedures.
Certify disbursements of funds, monitor utilization and preparation of financial status reports.
Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
Facilitate partnership at sub-national and national level with NGOs about acute malnutrition prevention and treatment activities, including emergency response plans and rapid nutrition assessments (when needed).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An Advanced University Degree in nutrition (minimum of Master’s degree), nutritional epidemiology, public health, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required. A University degree in the relevant fields with 2 additional relevant years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, newborn and child nutrition health care at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Fluency in English and French is required.
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…
Leading and Supervising ;
Formulating Strategies and Concepts ;
Relating and Networking ;
Deciding and Initiating Action ;
Applying Technical Expertise.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Closing Date Sat Apr 25 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0200 (Paris, Madrid (heure d’été))