Nutrition Officer at UNICEF, Karachi, Pakistan

Deadline: 29 June 2017

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

The Nutrition Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects within the Province from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Nutrition Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of nutrition related programs/projects.
  • Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational 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.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology or other health related science field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in implementing and managing large programs in health or nutrition.
  • Experience in health or nutrition program or project development in UN system agency or organization would be considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu is required.
  • Knowledge of Sindhi is an asset.
  • Nationality of Pakistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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