Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for UNICEF Zambia as a Nutrition Officer under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the Incumbent will ensure to provide professional technical and operational assistance throughout the programming process for the SUN II programme, from Development Planning to delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent will implement a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results from Mongu, Western Province. 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  The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country's children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors. In response to the combination these threats involve the Programme supports national efforts to improve service delivery in the key areas of: Child Health and nutrition and HIV and AIDS, quality Basic Education, water, sanitation and hygiene education, Child Protection and social policy, advocacy and communication. To find out more about UNICEF's work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/ How can you make a difference? Take this opportunity to join the vibrant Nutrition team working under the Nutrition Specialist, the incumbent will ensure to provides professional technical and operational assistance throughout the programming process for the SUN II programme, from development planning to delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent will implement a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results from Eastern and Muchinga Province. Responsibilities and Tasks: Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  • Support to programme development and planning.

  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation.

  • Networking and partnership building.

  • Support implementation of new approaches, including support to Capacity Building of partners and documentation of experiences in the implementation of those approaches.

Detailed Terms of Reference for both posts can be reviewed here: Download File TOR - Nutrition Officer, TA, NO-2, Mongu - Zambia .pdf To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… Minimum Qualifications and Competencies; Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required:  nutrition, public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, nutrition research, policy and/or management, nutritional epidemiology, or another nutrition -related science field. Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in Zambia in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care. Experience in nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or NGO supporting government is an asset. Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of local language of the area of operation (Eastern and Muchinga provinces) is considered as an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The functional competencies required for this post are... Competency Profile:  
  • 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.

  • Nurtures leads and manages people (applicable only for managers).

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: This advert is ONLY open to all personnel with an ongoing employment relationship with UNICEF, including staff members on a continuing, fixed term and temporary appointment, individual contractors and full-time time-based consultants, interns and UNVs. It does not include employees of external entities performing duties for UNICEF. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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