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Nutrition Specialist, P-3, Kupang, Indonesia (Temporary Appointment)

Apply now Job no: 504156
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Indonesia
Categories: Nutrition, P-3

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Nutrition

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families wealth or where they live.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Nutrition, you will guide the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of acute malnutrition programme, particularly CMAM modelling project in Kupang, NTT province, Indonesia. You will also play a key role in advocating for the scale-up of CMAM programme in Indonesia, mobilizing government to invest its own resources in expanding coverage across Indonesia.

The key responsibilities include:

1.  Provide technical direction for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of acute nutrition programme, particularly CMAM, to ensure achievement of objectives, introducing where necessary new approaches, methods and practices to ensure community participation and ownership of the nutrition problems and solutions.

2.  Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.

3.  Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in CMAM program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.

4.  Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.

5.  Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

6.  Identify training needs of health and nutrition staff in terms of acute malnutrition. Support the development of relevant training modules and follow-up tools. Develop plans for capacity reinforcement, facilitate and coordinate the implementation of these plans.

7.  Identify supply needs for the UNICEF response and ensure timely supply release. Coordinate with operations staff for the provision of supply and non-supply assistance to partners, ensuring proper and timely accountability in accordance with UNICEF policies and procedures. Certify disbursements of funds, monitor utilization and preparation of financial status reports.

8.  Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

9.  Facilitate partnership at sub-national and national level with ACF, WHO, WFP, and other NGOs about acute malnutrition prevention  and treatment activities, including emergency response plans and rapid nutrition assessments (when needed).

To qualify as a champion 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.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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