Post Title: Nutrition Officer
Post Level: NO1
Type: Generic Vacancy
Location: Multiple Duty Stations (Sana’a – Aden – Hodeida – Ibb – Sa’adah)
(This is a generic vacancy announcement (GVA). Shortlisted candidates will go through the normal recruitment process. Those being successful in passing the process and are being recommended, will be placed in the Talent Group/Roster. If the office gets vacancies in the future, we will select from those in the Talent Group/ Roster)
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone and we never give up.
For every child, Nutrition
In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.
In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.
For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/
How can you make a difference?
As a nutrition Officer, your main duties will be as follows:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation.
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Perform related Tasks as required
For more details on the Job Profile, click here: Nutrition Officer Level 2.doc
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: A 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.
Work experience: A minimum of one year 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 in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
Language: Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
Our core competencies are as shown in the job description.
Functional competencies for the post are:
- Analyzing (2)
- Applying technical expertise (2)
- Learning and researching (2)
- Planning and organizing (2)