Nafasi ya kazi/ ajira ,Nutrition Officer - (Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition), NOB, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (For Tanzanians only)
Job no: 504491
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Tanzania,United Republic
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, NO-2
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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, safe water, sanitation and appropriate hygiene, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Nutrition Officer reports to the Chief of Nutrition for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.
Impact of Results
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of nutrition programs/projects sector contribute to and accelerate the national development efforts to improve the nutritional status of mothers, infants and children in the country and this in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide program services to mothers, newborn and children that promotes greater social equity in the country
Key Results Expected
Support implementation of national scale-up plan for Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition include update of national guideline for SAM treatment.
Support implementation of scaling up treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe regions and Zanzibar.
Support integration of SAM screening in child health and nutrition days.
Support integration of referral of SAM children for HIV testing
Support nutrition component during emergency responses.
Key Accountabilities Duties & Tasks
Support to program development and planning
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.
Technical and operational support to program implementation
Networking and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
Diversity and Inclusion
Working with people (I)
Drive for results (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (I)Analyzing (II)
Applying technical expertise ((II)
Learning and researching (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
A University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology or other health related science field is required.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset
Fluency in Swahili and English both written and verbal is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package under UN system.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Advertised: May 05 2017 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: May 31 2017 E. African standard Time