Deadline: 27 October 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Nutrition Specialist – Child Wasting in United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Nutrition Specialist – Child Wasting will perform the following functions:
- Support the successful implementation of the UNICEF Nutrition Strategy (2020-2030) and the Global Action Plan on Child Wasting
- Support Regional Nutrition Advisors and Country Offices in the development and/or implementation of activities to the design, review and/or implementation of regional and country-level programmatic scale up plans, identification of key technical, policy and financing requirements to support scale-up of services and identification of key opportunities for resource mobilization at a global, regional and/or national level.
- Support the provision of technical support and the effective use of technical information to accelerate progress on the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting
- Provide technical assistance and support to Regional and Country Offices in support of delivery of integrated nutrition and health services at community level.
- Support strategic partnerships to improve the availability and effective utilization of resources for the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting
- Provide technical and programmatic support for the effective implementation of partnerships with USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF).
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in public health, international development or social sciences.
- Minimum 8 year’s progressively responsible professional work related to public health nutrition, public health, humanitarian assistance and development, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related social science field is required.
- Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is required.
- Prior experience in nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Demonstrate analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.
- Knowledge of UNICEF programs in the field of child survival and development, UNICEF strategic plan is an asset
- Computer skills, including Sharepoint navigation and various office applications and VISION, is an asset.
- Excellent writing and communication skills 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, visit UNICEF.