Entry Level UN Nutrition Officer – IYCF/micronutrients Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: NOB
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary:  The Nutrition Officer – IYCF/micronutrients provides
professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout
the programming process for the nutrition programmes/projects within the
Country Programme, from development planning to delivery of results. In doing
so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative
programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme
progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results, with special focus
on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and micronutrients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
to programme development and planning
·        
Programme
management, monitoring and delivery of results
·        
Technical
and operational support to programme implementation
·        
Networking
and partnership building
·        
Innovation,
knowledge management and capacity building


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Nutrition Officer –
IYCF/micronutrients job opportunity should hold a university degree 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.
·        
At least
two years of 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.
·        
Previous
experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system
agency or organization is an asset
·        
Developing
country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an
asset.
·        
Fluency
in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic,
Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
·        
UNICEF’s
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
·        
Technical
Competencies; Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying
technical expertise, Learning and researching and Planning and organizing.
NBUNICEF is committed to diversity and
inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of
gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living
with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 19th August 2018
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