Nutrition Officer, NO-A, TA, Khartoum-Sudan, 364 days ( Open for Nationals of Sudan ONLY )

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020

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,

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Under the guidance & close supervision of the P3 Nutrition specialist, the nutrition officer (CMAM) will support the management of nutrition supplies pipeline and the day to day functions of supplies monitoring system for tracking of nutrition commodities from state level and below as well as supporting CMAM monitoring& nutrition information system. The officer will work closely with both the state level as well as federal government for supporting the utilization of the monitoring tools, improving not only the tracking of monitoring visits but also to follow up the status of recommended action points.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Support to programme development and planning

Support the P3 nutrition specialist in preparing technical reports and inputs for CMAM program planning and implementation related documentation. Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.

Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by stakeholders. Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

3.Technical and operational support to program implementation

Undertake field visits and/or collect/share information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results. Support the supervisor in providing technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on nutrition and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

4. Networking and partnership building

Support the supervisor to build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.

Participate in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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

A relevant University Degree in area of nutrition, public health, health/medical science, nutritional epidemiology, health/nutrition research, management or another related field is required. An advance university degree in related area is an asset.

A minimum of two years of relevant experience in CMAM and other nutrition programs, public health, nutrition programs development, planning, management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition & health care is required. Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset. Field work experience is an advantage Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds, irrespective of gender, 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

The functional competencies required for this post are

Formulating strategies and concepts (I) Analyzing (II) Applying technical expertise ((II) Learning and researching (II) Planning and organizing (II)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Remarks:

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

This vacancy is archived.

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