Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement



Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement, February 15 2024



Organization: UNICEF

Position: Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full Time

Date of Announcement: February 7, 2024

Deadline: February 18, 2024





Job description


Job no: 569502
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Level: NO-3
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Nutrition

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, nutrition

Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.

Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programs in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women.

How can you make a difference?

Roles and Responsibilities

Coordination, representation, and leadership
  • Coordinate with the national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group, ensuring alignment of work and priorities, effective communication, reporting and engagement between the levels.
  • Supervise the sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Groups coordination teams.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination and build partnerships with all relevant sector stakeholders at sub-national level including government counterparts and national authorities, local, national, and international organizations, other AoRs/ Clusters/Sectors/ Working Groups and affected populations as appropriate.
Needs assessment and analysis
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation and approval (as per SOP) of needs assessment and analysis (RNA, SMART), including contributing to multi-sectoral needs assessments and joint analysis of need, at national and sub-national levels.
  • Analyse needs assessment data and work collaboratively with the national and sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group partners to create analytical products, including leading the NIS- Nutrition information system working group.
Strategic response planning
  • Ensure all programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher, and services) are given equal consideration in the strategic response planning and establish and implement systematic measures for supporting their consideration and use.
  • Ensure that sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group response planning is regularly updated according to evolving needs and that it establishes indicators by which performance of the sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group can be measured.
  • Engage with OCHA and other AoRs/ Clusters/ Sectors/ Working Groups to contribute to the development of the HRP, representing the concerns of the Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group at sub-national level.
Resource mobilization and advocacy
  • Support partners’ resource mobilization to promote the effective functioning of the sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group and its response.
Implementation and monitoring
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the coverage, equity, quality, and progress of the response against the Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group strategy, priorities and agreed results at sub-national level.
  • Contribute to gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group humanitarian response.
  • Monitor the sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group’s adherence to IASC cluster approach principles, relevant humanitarian and sectoral agreements, standards, initiatives, and guidelines and encourage partners to make improvements.
Accountability to affected populations
  • Be accountable to the affected population by establishing inclusive and consultative feedback mechanisms and encouraging the involvement of affected population in the response.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cross cutting issues (age, child protection, disability, gender, gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and response and HIV & AIDS) in sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group activities throughout the HPC.
Strengthen national and local capacity
  • Encourage participation of local and national actors in national and sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group activities and strategic decision-making, removing barriers to access.
  • Contribute to the development of a capacity assessment and capacity strengthening strategy for Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group members and oversee implementation and harmonization of initiatives.
  • Lead early warning, contingency planning, and emergency preparedness efforts for the sub-national Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group, ensuring adequate cluster participation in inter-cluster early warning, contingency planning, and emergency preparedness activities.



Job requirements


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • 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, humanitarian assistance and development or another health-related social science field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in one of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care. Relevant experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian coordination system is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian contexts is required. Experience in development contexts is an added advantage.
  • Direct, practical experience in the design, implementation and/ or coordination of nutrition interventions through community-based platforms, and effective intersectoral collaboration is strongly desired.
  • Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is an asset.
  • Experience in effective management of human resources/teams in high stress/risk environments is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and local language of the duty station 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 underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

Core Values
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with Others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to Achieve Impactful Results (1)
  • Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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