Nutrition Manager – UNICEF
Nutrition Manager, P-4, Fixed Term, Khartoum, Sudan #47171
|Contract type:||Fixed Term Appointment|
|Advertised:||03/08/2021 E.Africa Standard Time|
|Deadline:||15/08/2021 E.Africa Standard Time|
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
Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South, and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile, and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio-free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and the Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school-aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of post
The Nutrition Manager reports to the Chief of Health and Nutrition (Level 5) for guidance and general supervision. The Manager supports the Chief in managing the Section, contributing to knowledge management/innovation, and developing/preparing nutrition (and/or integrated/complex/key) programs/projects. The Manager provides authoritative 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 in based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities
- Management and/or advisory support to the Chief Health and Nutrition
- Program development and planning
- Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Advisory services and technical support
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, public health, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
- A minimum of eight years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, newborn and child nutrition health care 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 international organization is an asset
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.
- Specific Areas of expertise for this P4 position in Sudan:
- Experience in SUN movement and IYCN programming for at least 5 years is a significant asset
- Previous solid management skills and positions for at least 3 years is required given the size of the team on the ground.
UNICEF is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in its workforce. Qualified female candidates from industrial countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
The core competencies required for this post are:
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
- Works Collaboratively with others (2)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Candidates assessed as suitable in this process who are not appointed for this specific post may be retained in the UNICEF talent group and contacted for similar future opportunities.
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