Health & Nutrition Officer at UNICEF, Sittwe, Myanmar

Deadline: 3 April 2019

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

The Health & Nutrition Officer will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Health & Nutrition programme within the country programme.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Health & Nutrition Officer will perform following functions-

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and support contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality technical contributions are made to the development and implementation of Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at various stages of the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building support in the development, implementation and management of the Health & Nutrition programme.
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Relevant and strategic information is kept available to support the Health & Nutrition Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated monitoring system.
  • Required programme/project reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Improved capacities to improve nutrition sector coordination and address Disaster Risk Management, including strengthening government capacity for emergency preparedness and response.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • First University degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • 5 years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition.
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health and nutrition care.
  • Field work experience.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach is an asset.
  • Nationality of Myanmar.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.