Nutrition Officer – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement

UNICEF vacancy announcements, March 5 2023





Job Overview

Organization: UNICEF

Employment: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Location: Addis Ababa

Experience Level: Mid Level (3 years)

Number of Positions: 1

Date of Announcement: February 27, 2023

Deadline: March 13, 2023



Mission and objectives

UNICEF Ethiopia is implementing a 5-year country programme 2020-2025 which is fully aligned with the UNSDCF. UNICEF will work collaboratively within the UNSDCF on a joint strategy to strengthen national systems for data collection, analysis, monitoring and applying adjustments to promote equity. Evidence will be used to monitor the situation of children, tracking progress towards equity and scale, and to inform advocacy to adjust policies, strategies and budgets. Monitoring and corrective actions will be undertaken through UNICEF staff, partners and third-party monitoring, and through mechanisms for community feedback and accountability to affected populations.


The Nutrition Officer, under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, will provide technical support for UNICEF Multisectoral nutrition coordination, financial tracking of Food and Nutrition strategy, Multisectoral Nutrition Information system, and advocacy.


Job Description

Task description
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Nutrition Officer will:

1. Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination and financial tracking of Nutrition interventions

• Support and monitor the functioning of the regional multisectoral coordination committee
• Identify and leverage experiences in multisectoral coordination of nutrition data at the regional and national levels.
• Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit
• Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision-making.
• Support the financial tracking of the Food and Nutrition Strategy

2. Support for the collection and use of nutrition data for decision making

• Build the capacity of the nutrition program, implementing line ministries, agencies, and institutes at all levels to collect and utilize nutrition data for planning and decision-making.
• Ensure regular Integrated Supportive Supervision (ISS) and multisectoral & sectoral review meetings.
• Conduct systematic review and publication of the existing nutrition data for programming and decision making
• Support and follow up the rollout of UNISE in target woredas, and documentation of lessons learnt.
• Support and organize a forum for sharing experiences from UNISE implementation in target woredas.
• Support nutrition information systems and Food and Nutrition Strategy monitoring framework.
• Develop advocacy and sensitization messages on the nutrition information revolution

3. Support Operational Research and Evaluation

• Support and monitor operational research implementation, review, and documentation.
• Support capacity building of HEWs in the implementation of operational research.
• Support the design and dissemination of job aids
• Facilitate the review process of monitoring reports and final reports.
• Facilitate the dissemination of operational research and evaluation findings

4. Support visibility of Food and Nutrition Strategy/policy through social media

• Support the Ministry in developing a social media plan and measurement framework to track the content of posts
• Support the Minister in regularly exporting metrics from established social media platforms, updating the Food and Nutrition Policy/Strategy measurement framework, and conducting all
necessary analyses.
• Document best practices
• Support the FMOH in developing a Month-to-month content calendar that will help plan, disseminate content, and track social media initiatives
• Ensure the use of the content calendar for pre-planning of the content of posts, video uploads, email newsletters

Results/expected outputs:

• Functional multisectoral nutrition coordination committees exist at regional, zonal, and woreda level
• Food and Nutrition Strategy financial tracking report
• Regular briefs on the multisectoral nutrition information system (UNISE) outputs
• Monitoring and reviewing meeting proceedings
• Training reports
• Operational research monitoring reports
• Best practice documents
• Social media plan and measurement framework for visibility of Food and Nutrition Strategy
• A Month-to-month content calendar and total reach reports


Job Requirements

Age: 27 – 80

Required education level: Bachelor degree or equivalent in Nutrition/Public Health

Required Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in planning and implementing Nutrition programs
  • Previous experience in working in communities
  • Technical understanding of nutrition-specific interventions and cross-cutting behavior change communication to increase uptake of optimal maternal, infant, and young child nutrition practices.
  • Understanding of the National Food and Nutrition Policy/Strategy, Nutrition Program, guidelines, and related initiatives in response to maternal and child nutrition.
  • Experience providing technical capacity building and technical assistance for health professionals and other sectors
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills.

Competencies and values

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion,
    diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate,
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviors while acting without consideration of personal gains;
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan,
    coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate
    options, and positions concisely.

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