Job Description


This Vacancy Announcement is open to all Myanmar nationals for the position of Nutrition Officer NO2 based in Maungdaw duty station

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, a good start and hope

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, 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, nutrition, 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?

Under the direct supervision of Programme Specialist (Head of Northern Rakhine Sub-Office) (P3), overall guidance from Chief Field Office Sittwe (P4) and technical guidance from Health and Nutrition specialist in Sittwe Office, with oversight from Health and Nutrition Section of the Country Office, the Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programmes/projects within the Country Programme, from Development Planning to delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results. In the context of northern Rakhine, where this position is based, the Nutrition officer will also specifically support humanitarian Coordination and programming, while ensuring linkages and continuity between humanitarian and development programming. The nutrition officer will liaise closely and collaborate with Nutrition team in Sittwe and Yangon in this regard.

 Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): -  Download File 112370_Nut Officer_NO2_Mgdaw_JD.doc

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • A minimum of two 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. Specific experience in the management of acute malnutrition is required.

  • Experience in hard to reach, conflict affected areas and Humanitarian Emergencies is an asset.

  • Specific/previous experience in conflict affected humanitarian areas, local knowledge and experience in Northern Rakhine an asset.

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

  • Fluency in English is required.  Fluency or knowledge of local language an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) and Core competencies required for this post are:-

  • Builds and maintains partnerships

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

  • Drive to achieve results for impact

  • Innovates and embraces change

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

  • Thinks and acts strategically

  • Works collaboratively with others

The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)

  • Analyzing (II)

  • Applying technical expertise ((II)

  • Learning and researching (II)

  • Planning and organizing (II)

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.


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

This VA is open to all internal staff of UNICEF Myanmar.

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