Fresher UN Nutrition Officer – District Nutrition Governance Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: NOA
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 (District Nutrition
Governance) provides professional technical, operational and administrative
assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programmes and
projects. The incumbent applies theoretical and technical skills in
researching, collecting, analyzing, and presenting technical programme
information to support the development and formulation of the Nutrition
Programme within the Country Programme, while following organizational rules,
regulations and procedures.
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
    – District Nutrition Governance 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, food sciences, biology, or another health-related science
  • A minimum of one year 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, Planning and organizing (II)
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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