Nutrition Officer (Child and Adolescent Development) – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement, July 24 2023
Position: Nutrition Officer (Child and Adolescent Development)
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date of Announcement: 24 Jul 2023
Deadline: 02 August 2023
Job no: 564355
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
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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 the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes 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.
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Summary of Key Functions and Accountabilities
• Provision of technical support on the preparation, design and implementation of the Sport for Child and Adolescent Development (S4CAD) Programme.
• Participation in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects, with special attention to Sport for Child and Adolescent Development (S4CAD).
• Planning and/or collaboration with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen
performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for Sport for Child and Adolescent Development (S4CAD) programmes.
• Participation in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual nutrition reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.
• Preparation and assessment of monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
• Actively monitoring of programmes and projects with partners and 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.
• Preparation of regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progre.
• Closely work with UNICEF Health, Education, WASH, Protection and Supply sections in planning, implementation and monitoring strategic partnerships with country stakeholders, regional and global partners, allies, donors, and academia, through active networking and effective communication to achieve programme goals on resilience and emergency preparedness and response.integrated programmes and convening.
• Provision of technical support to Addis Ababa City Youth and Sport Bureau, UN system partners, and other partners/donors on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on nutrition-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
• Coordinate and monitor supply forecasting, procurement and distribution of supplies for adolescent and maternal nutrition programmes.
• Identifying, building, and strengthening
• Ensure proper knowledge mobilization on innovations piloted within Sport for Child and Adolescent Development programmes.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A first University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Public Health, Nursing or Nutrition with or another relevant technical fields.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Nutrition, Public Health, Nutrition Planning and Management, or Maternal, Infant and Child Health/Nutrition care.• Good understanding of adolescent and Maternal nutrition interventions, and experience in designing child and adolescent integrated programmes, including nutrition and physical activities, learning and development.• Good knowledge of the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming, including disability, gender and socially disadvantaged communities.
• Good ability to support translation of analytical findings and evidence into a cohesive narrative.
• Demonstrated experience in producing documents, proposals, and reports for a resource partner, donors, including UN agencies.
• Experience in implementing child and adolescent nutrition and physical activities programs will be considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
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UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Builds and maintains partnerships (1)
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)
- Drive to achieve results for impact (1)
- Innovates and embraces change 1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
- Thinks and acts strategically (1)
- Works collaboratively with others (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. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable qualified female candidates 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). 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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