UNICEF Ethiopia Vacancy announcement

UNICEF Ethiopia would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant Post.

1:Nutrition Officer

Job Description:

Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination:

Support and monitor the functioning of the regional Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Coordination mechanism, annual multisectoral nutrition planning, budget allocation, reviewing of progress, and reporting.

Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit. Identify and leverage experiences in multisectoral coordination of nutrition data both within the region and national level.
Encourage sharing learnings and developing a learning culture across other regions and partners involved in implementing multisectoral nutrition programming.
Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision-making.
Monitor training to regional, zonal, and woreda managers to plan and implement nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions.
Support implementation and expansion of UNISE and Ethiopian Food and Nutrition Information Sharing Portal:

Monitoring the development of standard data collection tools and Standard Operating procedures for UNISE expansion in targeted woreda and Seqota Declaration expansion phase woredas
Monitor the development of a training plan for the expansion of UNSIE to 128 targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration Phase through the integration of Universities.
Ensure provision of training on the existing UNSIE end-user training manual to 120 targeted woredas and SD expansion phase woredas through the integration of Universities.
Ensure functionality of UNISE at regional, zonal, and woreda level sectors and effective use of data through supportive supervision and coaching.
Ensure the system captures nutrition data, analyses, and generates reports for effective decision-making and planning.
Organize a forum for sharing Experiences from UNISE implementation and its expansion in targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration expansion woredas.
Facilitate evidence-informed decision-making using available and timely multisectoral data through UNISE.
Support nutrition information systems and monitor the multisectoral nutrition coordination monitoring through ODK.
Support and follow up the data entry of the woreda-based multisectoral nutrition stakeholder mapping, report generation, and preparation of briefs.
Public Financing for Nutrition:

Support the development of tools for tracking nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive budgets.
Conduct capacity needs assessment of the nutrition implementation sectors to enhance accounting and reporting on nutrition expenditure.
Prepare budget briefs for multisectoral nutrition implementations.
Monitoring and support to strengthen nutrition expenditure systems, including procurement
Support improving the visibility of nutrition in government budgets, budget classifications, and charts of accounts.
Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination Operational Research:

Follow up on implementing recommended strategies and implementation plan of the nutrition-specific and multisectoral nutrition coordination operational research.
Ensure the provision of training and required supplies available for the implementation of operational research.
Organize a forum to review the progress of operational research with MOH and other development partners.
Organza a forum for the dissemination of research findings.
Review/prepare manuscripts of the research findings for publication.

Skill and Educational Background

  • A first University Degree in 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.
  • A minimum of two [2 years] of relevant professional experience ina 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.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • A good understanding of the ‘Seqota’ Declaration and the Government of Ethiopia’s response to child undernutrition will be an advantage.
    Experience with qualitative and quantitative research and study design and implementation, preferably in nutrition 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.

Place of work: Addis Ababa

Terms of Employment: Temporary Appointment, Fixed Term Appointment

 Application Way

Interested applicants who can meet the above minimum requirements can submit their application, CVs and non-returnable Documents of their credentials in through via online link of this announcement. Application link

Deadline: Jan 16, 2024

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