United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Health & Nutrition Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia seeks a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Health and Nutrition Officer to join Health and Nutrition Section. The officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and Administration of programme/project activities, including data Analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and Capacity Building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in Cambodia, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

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, health and nutrition

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference?

Health & Nutrition Officer  provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to support situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting.
  • Technical assistance is provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Work plan and objectives are effectively established, and planned results are timely delivered through Technical Support and Coordination in consultation with all relevant partners.
  • Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Health & Nutrition programme.
  • Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
  • Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Up to date programme information is kept available and reports prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health & Nutrition programme by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with
  • effective coordination is provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

University degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.

One year of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in Child Survival & health care.

Developing field work experience Background/familiarity with Emergency Fluency in English and Khmer are required Please find the job description of the post here Download File Generic JD- Health and Nutrition Officer Level 1.doc

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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are: Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
 Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Learning and Researching (2)
  • Planning and Organizing (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 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.


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

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