Rwanda: Nutrition Specialist, (NO-3), Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda #12688 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 19 Aug 2018

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, Equity

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition (or a sector of) program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of the nutrition programs/projects within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Main responsibilities include:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, the role of the Nutrition Specialist is to provide technical support to the overall coordination and management of the nutrition programme as required.

With a specific emphasis on multi-sectoral coordination and micronutrient deficiencies, the Nutrition Specialist will be supporting the nutrition section to formulate, design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition activities, helping to ensure delivery of results and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.

The Nutrition Specialist will also provide technical guidance to nutrition programme colleagues on programme management, ensuring the optimum use of programme resources, and assessing programme performance, accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for maternal and child nutrition.

The Nutrition Specialist will support nutrition programme colleagues for effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners, ensuring integration, coherence and harmonisation of programmes.

The Nutrition Specialist will network to build and sustain effective working partnerships with stakeholders, advocating through effective communication for capacity building and exchange of information, knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515103

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