Nutrition Officer at UNICEF, Abuja, Nigeria

Deadline: 2 October 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Nutrition Officer in Abuja, Nigeria.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Nutrition Officer will perform following functions:

  • Ensure technical guidance and support for implementation of a comprehensive modelling approach to improve dietary diversity in 2 LGAs of Kano state and documentation of lessons learned for scale up.
  • Provide support in scaling up IYCF component of the Nutrition programme by implementation of MIYCN and IYCF/SBCC operational plans in supported states in collaboration with Government and other development partners as well as other sectors within UNICEF.
  • Provide support in harmonization process to implementation of CIYCF counselling approaches together with the use of complementary feeding teaching videos and integration with MNP using CMAM programme as entry point as well as ensure regular monitoring of implementation including in emergency areas.
  • Ensure Early Childhood Nutrition needs are identified in collaboration with FO colleagues including supplies and training needs and appropriate actions are timely taken.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family and Community Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and programming and/or in relevant areas of Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce the disparities is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local working languages, especially Hausa.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.