Major Duties and Responsibilities:-
Interacts with national and international agencies, missions and commissions, on the management of the Child Development and Nutrition programme. Participates in meetings with Ministries/Departments of Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare (and others as needed), responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
Fosters partnerships for Child Development and Nutrition in the state with government, other agencies, professional bodies, technical institutions and NGO networks in the state.
Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
Analyzes and evaluates data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.
Contributes to and enables the concurrent monitoring and reporting on performance indicators of the Integrated Child Development Services (Government flagship programme), accreditation systems and /or UNICEF–NGO managed programmes under the Project Co-operation Agreement.
Integrates input/advice from the Child Development and Nutrition Section (Technical Centre for Excellence) in Delhi.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes (including cash and supply assistance), as well as conducting periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
Identifies and recommends necessary action for adjustments in the Child Development and Nutrition programme. Provides advice and assistance to government officials and other partners such as the World Bank, World Food Programme, and Micronutrient Initiative in the planning and management of programme/projects.
Contributes to the preparation of the Situation Analysis, led by SPME, by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing the Child Development and Nutrition chapter of the Analysis.
Work plan development
Capacity Building and technical assistance for Government
Provides technical expertise as required, facilitates learning exchanges as well as policy influencing.
Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate development of the Child Development and Nutrition programme.
Facilitates the planning and formulation of Behavior Development/Behavior Communication Change initiatives in state institutions, to enable more effective change in key care behaviors related to Infant and Young Child Feeding and family care practices.
Supports/undertakes research that provides tracking on social inclusion in Child Development and Nutrition interventions.
Supports the 66 blocks plan for polio convergence in UP through programme interventions and their monitoring
Supplies and Cash Assistance
Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:
• Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).
Application consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th February 2011. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the Job Code of the post and location in the subject line of your e-mail. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.
UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.