Nutrition Intern – UNICEF Ethiopia Internship Vacancy Announcement

UNICEF Ethiopia Internship: Nutrition Intern (2 positions), Full-time, 6 months, Mekelle & Shire, Ethiopia (for Tigray region residents only), May 21 2023



Organization: UNICEF

Position: Nutrition Intern

Employment: Internship

Location: Mekelle, Shire; Tigray

Deadline: 02 June 2023



Job description

Job no: 561505
Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Mekelle
Level: Internship
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, an opportunity

The Nutrition Programme is a section within the UNICEF Tigray field office and is responsible for the provision of optimal nutrition services for children under-five and women. In coordination with implementing partners, the Nutrition Programme supports the provision of emergency nutrition response interventions to protect the nutritional status of children under-five and pregnant and lactating women across Tigray region. The intern will support the programme to strengthen Maternal, Infant, Young Child Feeding (MIYCF) Practices interventions in internally displaced peoples sites and host communities across Tigray region in collaboration with other sections and UNICEF nutrition partners.

The Nutrition Programme is recruiting for two Nutrition Interns, one to be based in Mekelle and the other to be based in Shire. Only residents of the Tigray region will be eligible.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of Nutrition Specialist, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Prioritize the delivery of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) counseling in programme sites, and health facilities (health posts and health centers).
  • Support capacity of health workers on skills and competencies necessary for the provision of MIYCF in emergencies counselling through on job coaching and mentoring.
  • Raise demand for appropriate IYCF- E at individuals and households’ levels across the region in collaboration with other sections.
  • Print and disseminate IYCF- E promotion posters in programme sites, host communities and health facilities.
  • Prepare human interest stories, story boards and short videos on IYCF- E promotion.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of IYCF- E interventions in programme sites and health facilities to ensure the delivery of services are optimal.
  • Contribute to data collection, analysis, and reporting for the nutrition section to ensure timely comprehensive and current data on nutrition are available.


Job requirements


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • He or she should be enrolled at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in nutrition, public health, social science, health Education/promotion or related technical field is required.
  • Candidates that were enrolled in full-time university studies in Tigray for a first (bachelor’s) degree prior to 2020 and who would have graduated in 2020, 2021 or 2022 in normal circumstances, are eligible. This covers all students who were enrolled and had their schooling interrupted. Please make a note of these details in your application cover letter, if applicable
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  3. Drive to achieve results for impact
  4. Innovates and embraces change
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity
  6. Thinks and acts strategically
  7. Works collaboratively with others.

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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.

Advertised: E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time


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