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UNICEF Mali seeks Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

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Tamsin Walters

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5 Feb 2015, 15:20

To coordinate the Nutrition Cluster in Mali and provide technical support to the Government of Mali on nutrition coordination. Level: P3 Duration: 364 days PURPOSE OF POST On behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator and UNICEF (Under the supervision of the Nutrition Manager and under the guidance of the Chief of Child Survival Section) as the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator will facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and impact achieved. Since January 2014, the country is undergoing a transition towards a government-led coordination of nutrition actors and programmatic response. Nevertheless, national capacities on coordination and cluster leadership are still inadequate to ensure an effective transition to government led nutrition emergency response. This transition has presented many challenges and the Cluster Coordinator will be charged with ensuring strong collaboration with the government in order to avoid parallel systems and to overshadowing existing governmental mechanisms. MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Identification of key partners (10%) 2. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination and planning mechanisms (20%) 3. Planning and strategy development (20%) 4. Monitoring and reporting (15%) 5. Advocacy and resource mobilization (10%) 6. Training and capacity building of national/local authorities and civil society (25%) QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES Education: Advanced university degree in Health, in Human Nutrition preferably with corresponding degree in Public Health, Food Security, Medicine or other related field. Work Experience • Recent experience in Nutrition in Emergency programmes including, but not limited to Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Supplementation, and SMART survey methodology. • Knowledge of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the cluster approach either through training or practical experience. • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with either the UN and/or NGO • Experience on emergency response and programme coordination • Experience working with government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of Nutrition in emergency context • Field work experience. Critical Competencies (as per Unicef rules and regulations) • Leading and Supervising • Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analysing • Relating and Networking • Persuading and Influencing • Creating and Innovating Languages: Fluency in French and English required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset. Competency Profile i) Core Values (Required) • Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity ii) Core Competencies (Required) • Communication • Working with People • Drive for Result iii) Functional Competencies (Required) • Leading and Supervising • Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analyzing • Relating and Networking • Persuading and Influencing • Creating and Innovating Full TOR available at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_78954.html Interested candidates should send their complete Personal History (P11) form, up-to-date CV/resume, as well as a cover letter explaining what makes them suitable for this position, to Mali_Recruitment@unicef.org by 11 February 2015.

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