Nutrition Cluster Coordinator at UNICEF, Buea, Cameroon

Deadline: 5 August 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Nutrition Cluster Coordinator in Buea, Cameroon. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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The Nutrition Cluster Coordinator will facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and impact achieved in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Nutrition Cluster Coordinator will perform following functions:

  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the Nutrition Cluster response, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities.
  • Identify other key partners including local and national authorities, peacekeeping forces, etc.
  • Carry out and regularly update capacity mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector, and advocate donors, NGOs, government and other stakeholders on the nutrition program needs and services.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all Nutrition humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, IOM and other international organizations active in the sector) as well as national authorities and local structures.
  • Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate coordination mechanisms with the sector and related working groups at both national and other regional levels: ensure the information sharing and regular meetings.
  • Needs assessment and analysis; development of standard assessment formats for use within the sector.
  • Develop/update agreed to response strategies and action plans for the Nutrition Cluster and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies.
  • Draw lessons learned from past activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly.
  • Ensure an analytical analysis of the best available information in order to benchmark the progress of the emergency response over time. That is – monitoring indicators (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity, and cost) of service delivery which is derived from working towards meeting standards.
  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinators and other actors.
  • Advocate for donors to fund cluster participants to carry out priority activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging cluster participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) 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, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Extensive work experience with either the UN and/or NGO is required.
  • Recent experience in Nutrition in an Emergency program including, but not limited to Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Supplementation, and SMART survey methodology is required.
  • Experience on emergency response and programme coordination is an asset.
  • Experience working with government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of Nutrition in emergency context is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian contexts characterized by access issues is required.
  • Knowledge of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the cluster approach either through training or practical experience is required.
  • Fieldwork experience is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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