Nutrition Manager (Community-Based Nutrition & Micro-Nutrients), P4, Addis Ababa Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 4 Jan 2022

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For every child, *a healthy future*

In 2008, Ethiopia developed the first National Nutrition Programme and since then nutrition landscape continues to improve in Ethiopia, attracting greater degrees of political commitment. The Seqota Declaration (made in July 2015) is an exemplary embodiment of the Government of Ethiopia's high-level and multi-sectoral engagement which recognizes nutrition as a cornerstone of human and economic development. Following that, the Government of Ethiopia launched the second phase of the National Nutrition Programme (NNP Il) addressing the multi-sectoral and multidimensional deprivation of malnutrition in Ethiopia, with a stronger focus on a life cycle approach and nutrition-sensitive interventions. Since 2008, the Government of Ethiopia has scaled-up a number of large scale nutrition programmes; the community based nutrition programme for growth monitoring and promotion, the community management of acute malnutrition, the extended outreach programme and child health days for the supplementation of vitamin A and dewormin.

There is a need now to move away from the vertical delivery of nutrition interventions to a more comprehensive and integrated delivery of nutrition services at the facility and community level, with better linkages to nutrition sensitive interventions and humanitarian responses. To this effect the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has launched the Comprehensive, integrated Nutrition services (CINuS) with an aim to improve nutritional status of adolescent, PLW, and children with the provision of a comprehensive, integrated and inter-linked package of nutrition services at every delivery platforms.

How can you make a difference?

Under the Direct supervision of the Chief of Nutrition (P5), the Nutrition Manager is accountable for:

  1. Design, implementation, management and oversight of the Community Based Nutrition and Micro Nutrients (Salt iodization, Vitamin A supplementation, Food fortification, Iron folate) programme as part of the revised National Nutrition Programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.

  2. High level engagement with government, NGO and donor counterparts for the scaling up of the revised National Nutrition Programme to all districts, and ensuring quality programme coverage and service delivery for vulnerable and hard to reach populations.

  3. Donor fund management of a complex and visible portfolio directly related to Community-Based Nutrition / Micronutrient, achievement and timely reporting of expected results. Fundraising and proposal development to ensure continuity of multi-year funding for NNP programme scale-up and sustainability.

  4. Ensuring nutrition sensitive and specific multi-sectoral linkages and results with other sectors such as agriculture, water and education, as per the National Nutrition Programme. Inclusion of indicators and activities in key sectoral partner workplans.

  5. Appropriate management of four senior level national staff direct reports. Provides technical guidance for programme implementation in nine field offices and ensuring high quality delivery of demonstrative results.

  6. Ensuring that all aspects of the Nutrition programme promote gender equality, and for collaborating to mainstream key features across all related sectors of the country programme.

  7. Act as Officer In Charge (OIC) when the Nutrition Section Chief is not available

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced 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 , or another health-related science field
  • A minimum of eight years 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

  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF 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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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The VA closes on Jan 4, 2022

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