Internal and External Vacancy Announcement: Nutrition Officer, NO-B, 364 days, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Application deadline 8 months ago: Monday 16 May 2022 at 20:55 UTC

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

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, inspiration

How can you make a difference?

Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination

  • Support and monitor the functioning of the regional Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Coordination mechanism, annual multisectoral nutrition planning, budget allocation, reviewing of progress, and reporting.
  • Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit. Identify and leverage experiences on multisectoral coordination of nutrition data both within the region and national level.
  • Encourage sharing learnings and developing a learning culture across other regions and partners involved in implementing multisectoral nutrition programming.
  • Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision making.
  • Monitor training to regional, zonal, and woreda managers to plan and implement nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions.

Support implementation and expansion of UNISE and multisectoral nutrition stakeholder mapping exercise

  • Monitoring the development of standard data collection tool and Standard Operating procedure for UNISE expansion in targeted woreda and Seqota Declaration expansion phase woredas
  • Monitor the development of a training plan for the expansion of UNSIE to 128 targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration Phase through the integration of Universities
  • Ensure provision of training on the existing UNSIE end-user training manual to 128 targeted woredas and SD expansion phase woredas through the integration of Universities
  • Ensure functionality of UNISE at regional, zonal, and woreda level sectors and effective use of data through supportive supervision and coaching
  • Ensure the system captures nutrition data, analyses, and generates reports for effective decision-making and planning.
  • Organize a forum for sharing Experience from UNISE implementation and its expansion in targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration expansion woredas.
  • Facilitate evidence-informed decision-making using available and timely multisectoral data through UNISE.
  • Support nutrition information systems and monitor the multisectoral nutrition coordination monitoring through ODK.
  • Support and follow up the data entry of the woreda-based multisectoral nutrition stakeholder mapping, report generation, and preparation of briefs.

Monitoring of budget tracking and public financing for nutrition

  • Develop tools for tracking nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive budgets.
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment of the nutrition implementation sectors to enhance accounting and reporting on nutrition expenditure
  • Prepare budget briefs for multisectoral nutrition implementations.
  • Monitoring and support to strengthen nutrition expenditure systems, including procurement
  • Support on improving the visibility of nutrition in government budgets, budget classifications and charts of accounts.

Support nutrition operational research and Food and Nutrition strategy baseline survey

  • Follow up on implementing recommended strategies and implementation plan of the nutrition-specific and multisectoral nutrition coordination operational research.
  • Ensure provision of training and requires supplies available for the implementation of operational research
  • Organize a forum to review the progress of operational research with MOH and other development partners
  • Monitor the progress of the Food and Nutrition Strategy baseline survey with EPHI
  • Organza a forum for the dissemination of research findings
  • Review/prepare manuscripts of the research findings for publication

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

  • A University Degree in nutrition, public health, or social sciences.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in nutrition.
  • Detail understanding of the National Food and Nutrition Policy, Strategy, and related initiatives response to child undernutrition.
  • A good understanding of the 'Seqota' Declaration and the Government of Ethiopia's response to child undernutrition will be an advantage.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research and study design and implementation, preferably in nutrition. Experience working with UN Agencies, INGOs, other development agencies, or universities will be an advantage. Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • The ability to think analytically and draw sound conclusions based on evidence and data.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining strategic relationships, influencing complex processes, working in partnership is essential.
  • Experience leading technical working groups and participating in M&E forums.
  • Experience presenting and sharing research and evidence findings in a range of fora.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability, Sustainability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People [2]
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness [2]
  • Works Collaboratively with others [2]
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships [2]
  • Innovates and Embraces Change [2]
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically [2]
  • Drives to achieve impactful results [2]
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity [2]

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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. Qualified Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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.


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

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 may also be 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.

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