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UNICEF Chad seeking Nutrition Specialist (P4) - closing date 28 July

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HR Specialist in Emergencies - UNICEF WCARO

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16 Jul 2014, 11:33

UNICEF Chad seeking Nutrition Specialist, P4, on FT contract If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. Purpose of the Position You will be accountable for formulating, designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of Nutrition project(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives. You will also be accountable for ensuring that all aspects of the Nutrition project/programme promote gender equality, and for collaborating to mainstream key features across all related sectors of the country programme. Key Expected Results 1. Project Planning, Development and Management: - Enhance effective project, sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, addressing gender inequality and determinants of gender equality; ensure the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input. 2. Knowledge Management: - Further promote knowledge management by drafting or finalizing sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme Recommendation and Plans of Action as well as through orientation and training programmes targeted to Government authorities. Ensure exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; provides solid technical recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country. 3. Rights-Based Projects through Results-Based Approach: - Promote the quality of rights-based Nutrition projects and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches, especially those that increase gender equality. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or project management processes using a gender-sensitive, results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 4. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring: - Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches, with an emphasis on promoting a shared understanding and approach to reducing gender inequalities and achieving gender mainstreaming. - Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Nutrition project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. 5. Project Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: - Ensure project, sectoral or inter-sectoral efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participate in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, ensuring that quantitative and qualitative lessons learned in gender equality in nutrition are included as a standard feature. Ensure the preparation of annual Nutrition sector status reports. 6. Promotion of UNICEF's Global Goals - Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes and focusing on the contributions of gender equality in achieving these goals. 7. UNICEF and Government Accountability. - Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines. 8. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership. - Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Nutrition programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners, employing qualitative as well as quantitative gender sensitive monitoring methods as useful. - Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts. - Coordinate with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers. Collaborate with other Project or Programme Officers to ensure the integration of the project/sectoral programme with other sectors, ensuring that interventions to reduce gender inequalities are mainstreamed across the sectors. - Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Nutrition project or sectoral planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability. - Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Health programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Nutrition programme goals. Qualifications of Successful Candidate - Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s). - Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset. - Eight years of relevant work experience. - Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). - Background/familiarity with Emergency. - Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset. - Fluency in English and another UN language (for IP). - Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (for NO). Competencies of Successful Candidate Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking. Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment. Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals. Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear. Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives. Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources. Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments. Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities. Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization. Remarks This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who applied previously will be considered and need not re-apply. APPLY IN e-RECRUITMENT HERE:

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