Nutrition Officer, NOB, For 185 Days, Maputo, Mozambique ( Open to Mozambican Nationals Only)

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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.

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Multiple shocks have been affecting Mozambique in the last few years impacting the context and overall health situation. In addition, the escalating conflict in Cabo Delgado has resulted in displacement of many communities. In November 2020 an L2 has been declared in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. This has called for the need to scale up UNICEF’s Child Health and Nutrition response in the area. Over 850,000 people are displaced of with 48% are estimated to be children. There are many inaccessible areas likely to have a worsening situation in view of the violence and isolation due to insecurity with a deteriorating health and nutritional situation.

The overall reporting in all contexts in Mozambique is done through national health information management systems (HMIS/SISMA). Therefore, it is important to ensure that while reporting on emergency response, continued support to strengthening systems is provided. The approach is an example of humanitarian-development nexus initiatives.

The overall purpose of the assignment is to support CHN section to strengthen reporting, monitoring and evaluation by providing an overview of the health, nutrition and HIV emergency response results in Northern Mozambique. The assignment will directly support data related to health humanitarian response (linked to outbreaks, campaigns, etc.), while strengthening information systems related to data quality, analysis and use, progress monitoring and quality assurance of services delivered for children.

How can you make a difference?

The Health and Nutrition Officer will be responsible for technical and operational support to the following activities, in close collaboration with the MCO HSS Specialist (line supervisor), MCH Specialist, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Nutrition Manager and Chief of Section:

  1. Lead on emergency related information management for health and CHN Section
  • Coordinate information for health in emergencies, including support to data analysis on trends and reporting on specific emergency context campaigns and activities.
  • Liaise with and provide timely information to the Health Cluster.
  • Participate in health cluster actions and needs’ overview.
  • Support compilation of all data collected and reported for emergencies (integrated mobile brigades, outbreak response, nutrition, compilation for SitRep for the section) in coordination with Nutrition Officer, also ensuring follow-up of HIV data.
  • Support monitoring and quality assurance of emergency implemented activities.
  1. Programme development, management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Establish a results’ indicator monitoring framework for the section, to allow for monthly follow-up of process, output and outcome indicators, including emergencies.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Supports CHN section with provision and analysis of programmatic data (nutrition, MCH, HIV, EPI, etc)
  • Conduct field visits for monitoring project activities, government counterparts and other partners on project implementation.
  • Contribute to preparation of regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports programme progress.
  • Supports the preparation of periodic reports, donor, MYR and EYR, RAM ESAR Quarterly, etc.
  • Establish field visit monitoring system, for efficient use of information and follow-up from programmatic visits.
  • Contribute to the design and preparation of CHN programme information management strengthening related activities and overall results’ framework and monitoring plan within the new Country Programme.
  1. HMIS strengthening, including quality data reporting
  • Support the assessment of HMIS needs together with other partners to define UNICEF action on the strengthening of Information Systems and SISMA data quality.
  • Contribute to the piloting of identified HMIS improvement measures at district/provincial level.
  • Conduct SISMA monthly data verification on selected indicators (ex. Number of new-born deaths) and inform stakeholders for corrective measures on identified misreports.
  • Support addition or revision of indicators into HMIS/SISMA as needed.
  1. Innovation, knowledge management
  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches for data gathering, data management and data/information sharing with appropriate stakeholder including the design of data collection forms for mobile data collection, ‘real time date’, design of interactive data visualization dashboards, illustrations of operational presence, etc.
  • Liaise with country office innovation officer, information management officers at national and subnational to explore and assure knowledge transfer, in addition to support with specific needs for materialization of emerging innovative initiatives, especially in non-accessible areas.
  • As applicable, be available to support all within section ongoing innovative initiatives related to community, newborn, and other identified initiatives.
  • Support program officers and government with the use of new technology advance tools for reports as required.

The estimated distribution of tasks throughout the year is as follows:

  • 30% Lead on emergency related information management for health and CHN Section
  • 40%Programme development, management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • 20%HMIS strengthening, including quality data reporting
  • 10%Innovation, knowledge management

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

Education: A 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, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field. An advanced degree and proven relevant experience are an asset.

Work Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition surveys, public health assessments and health and nutrition information management in emergencies. Experience with M&E in emergencies and HMIS is required. Experience in a health/nutrition programme/project in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • 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)

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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.

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.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.

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