Nutrition Officer, NOB, Internal/External - Closing date: 16th August 2012
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Vacancy no: UNICEF/North Sudan/2012/21 (Amendment 1)
Duty station: Khartoum - 1 position, Kassala - 1 position and Kadugli – 1 position
Job level: NOB
Position no: 81693, 81686, 81680
Closing date: 16th August 2012
Contract type: Fixed Term
Effective date: 1 January 2013
Major duties and responsibilities
- Collects and analyses data for the nutrition Situation Analysis programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyses programme implementation reports and evaluates against established programme recommendations and plans of action. Reports outcome of analysis and proposes and implements corrective actions. This includes carrying out emergency needs assessments and responses in the state.
- Undertakes on-going visits to UNICEF supported project sites, assesses local conditions and resources, and monitors UNICEF inputs. Communicates with local counterpart authorities and NGO’s on project implementation, feasibility and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of supply and non-supply assistance. Provide technical support to all partners according to the results of monitoring visits.
- Undertakes follow-up action on nutrition programme implementation activities. Drafts changes in programme work plans as required.
- Attends technical cooperation meetings, prepares notes and undertakes follow-up action. Provide technical assistance to government counterparts on emergency nutrition programming and CMAM.
- Organises the implementation of all the nutrition plans for the scale up of actions in treatment and preventative nutrition activities and ensure that these are of a technical high standard of operation and are well monitored and documented. Prepare all the PCA documentation with partners and monitor these.
- Lead nutrition rapid assessments during an emergency, design the response and ensure that they are implemented in a timely manner. Ensure all responses are coordinated between clusters.
- Assists in identification and selection of technical support and supplies that are required by partners to ensure that the activities are implemented effectively and with high quality. This includes providing support to all feeding centres in the state to ensure all meet sphere standards.
- Assists in the preparation of the annual work plan, supply plans and reports with consultation with the partners. Ensure that grants are monitored and full expenditure is achieved.
- Selects and compiles training and orientation materials for those involved in programme implementation, including for government and NGO partners. This should include IYCF, CMAM, USI and micro-nutrients. Keep a data base of trained personnel up to date.
- Under guidance leads the nutrition cluster, including the holding of meetings, gap identification, emergency planning and cluster reporting. Monitor CHF funded nutrition programmes.
- Drafts relevant sections of reports as required. Ensure that all the relevant budget and supply documents are monitored and reported on in a timely fashion.
Qualifications of successful candidate
University Degree in Nutrition or related field. Two years progressively responsible experience in emergency nutrition programme implementation and management. Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.
Core competencies (required)
Drive for Results [II]
Working With People [II]
Functional competencies (required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
Learning and Researching [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]
Interested candidates should submit their application, updated CVs, completed UN personal history form (which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/employ) and the last two performance appraisals to firstname.lastname@example.org, Applicants should indicate the vacancy number of the post they are applying for.
Successful candidate must be willing to serve in field locations temporarily, depending on the needs of the job.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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