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Nutrition Specialist, L-3, Lusaka, Zambia

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Nutrition Specialist to be based in its Office in Lusaka, Zambia.

Under the guidance of the Section Chief Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child health and household food security project within the health and nutrition programme.

Your profile:
• Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the post such as: Public Health and Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health and Nutrition, Family Health and Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health and Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).
• Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in nutrition or a related field. Background/familiarity with emergency an added advantage. 
• Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field of nutrition
• Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
• Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge.
• Supervisory and managerial skills.
• Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work in an a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
• Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset

If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-586 to:recruit.HN@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 25 September 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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