Sub-National Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, P3, TA, 6 Months, Gaza, State of Palestine

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 97,747 USD.

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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, health

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine.

How can you make a difference?

The Nutrition Sub-Cluster Coordinator (level 3) will be based in Gaza Strip field office and will report to the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (L4) in SoP country office for general guidance and direction, with the chief of field office in Gaza Strip as 2nd reporting officer.

Under the overall direction and guidance of the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (L4), the Nutrition Sub- Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership and representation of the Nutrition Cluster at sub-national level. They will facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the sub-national Nutrition Cluster that is accountable to those who are affected by the Nutrtion emergency. In their effort to provide an efficient and effective response to the humanitarian crisis, the Nutrition Sub- Cluster Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with stakeholders, for securing the overall coordination of Nutrition sectoral responses and for ensuring inter-sectoral collaboration at the sub-national level and for ensuring adequate coordination with the national level.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

The post holder is responsible for providing predictable, timely and strategic leadership and representation for the Nutrition Cluster at sub-national level to ensure a timely and effective sub-national Cluster response. The post holder is responsible for leading a range of stakeholders, beyond their immediate direct reports, to work collectively towards the realization of a shared goal based on evidence.

The post holder's main tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Coordination, representation and leadership

  • Ensure and maintain a coordination mechanism that facilitates the effective achievement of the cluster functions (as outlined by the IASC Reference Module) and the requirements of the HPC (HNO, HRP and CCPM) and which builds on pre-existing coordination structures where appropriate and furthers the development of current or future national and subnational capacities,
  • Coordinate with the SoP national Nutrition Cluster, ensuring alignment of work and priorities, effective communication, reporting and engagement between the levels,
  • Ensure appropriate coordination and build partnerships with all relevant sector stakeholders at sub-national level including government counterparts and national authorities, local, national and international organizations, other AoRs/ Clusters and affected populations as appropriate,
  • Build complementarity of partner actions within the sub-national Nutrition Cluster, pro-actively negotiating with partners to avoid and resolve duplication and gaps,
  • Coordinate, collaborate and represent the sub-national Nutrition Cluster with stakeholders across all sectors, including through inter-cluster coordination fora, developing cross-sectoral relationships as appropriate.

Needs assessment and analysis

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of needs assessment and analysis, including contributing to multi-sectoral needs assessments and joint analysis of need, at sub-national levels,
  • Analyse needs assessment data and work collaboratively with the sub-national Cluster partners to create analytical products, including an HNO based on evidence-based information.

Strategic response planning

  • Contribute to SoP national level strategic planning, response prioritization and the development of the sectoral response plan that is based on the HNO and aligned with SoP national priorities, policies and plans,
  • Ensure all programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher and services) are given equal consideration in the strategic response planning and establish and implement systematic measures for supporting their consideration and use,
  • Provide technical support to sub-national Nutrition Cluster partners to ensure activities are aligned with SoP national priorities and communities' needs,
  • Ensure that sub-national Nutrition Cluster response planning is regularly updated according to evolving needs and that it establishes indicators by which performance of the Nutrition sub-national Cluster can be measured,
  • Engage with OCHA and other AoRs/ Clusters to contribute to the development of the HRP, representing the concerns of the Nutrition Cluster at sub-national level.

Resource mobilization and advocacy

  • Support partners' resource mobilization to promote the effective functioning of the Nutrition sub-national Cluster and its response,
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate information about the sub-national Nutrition Cluster’s financial situation and resource mobilization and identify appropriate actions to address gaps or constraints,
  • Advocate for improved sectoral outcomes, network with advocacy allies and influence stakeholders' decision-making.

Implementation and monitoring

  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the coverage, equity, quality and progress of the response against the Nutrition Cluster strategy, priorities and agreed results at sub-national level,
  • Contribute to gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the Nutrition Cluster humanitarian response,
  • Monitor the sub-national NutritionCluster ’s adherence to IASC cluster approach principles, relevant humanitarian and sectoral agreements, standards, initiatives and guidelines and encourage partners to make improvements.

Operational peer review and evaluation

  • Participate in the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review and contribute to other sectoral and humanitarian evaluations as appropriate.

Accountability to affected populations

  • Be accountable to the affected population by establishing inclusive and consultative feedback mechanisms and encouraging the involvement of affected population in the response,
  • Ensure the inclusion of cross cutting issues (age, child protection, disability, gender, gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and response and HIV & AIDS) in sub-national Nutrition Cluster activities throughout the HPC,
  • Encourage partners to demonstrate a positive and systematic approach to inclusion and diversity,
  • Adhere to child safeguarding and PSEA policies including procedures for challenging and reporting incidents and ensure other members of the coordination team comply.

Strengthen national and local capacity

  • Encourage participation of local and national actors in sub-national Nutrition Cluster activities and strategic decision-making, removing barriers to access,
  • Contribute to the development of a capacity assessment and capacity strengthening strategy for Nutrition Cluster members and oversee implementation and harmonization of initiatives,
  • Lead early warning, contingency planning, and emergency preparedness efforts for the sub-national Nutrition Cluster, ensuring adequate cluster participation in inter-cluster early warning, contingency planning and emergency preparedness activities.

For more information on the specific technical expertise needed, kindly visit the below JD.

Nutrition Sub-National Cluster Coordinator L3 - Gaza - 127029.pdf

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


  • An advanced 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, humanitarian assistance and development or another health-related social science field.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care is required. Relevant experience in nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Direct, practical experience in the design, implementation and/ or coordination of nutrition interventions through community-based platforms, and effective intersectoral collaboration is strongly desired.
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian coordination system is required.
  • Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is an asset.
  • Experience in effective management of human resources/teams in high stress/risk environments is an advantage.
  • Experience in humanitarian contexts is required with experience in development contexts an added advantage.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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 (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

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