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UNICEF is looking for Senior Nutrition Manager, P-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Surge Capacity Officer at UNICEF

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17 May 2011, 19:51

About UNCIEF: 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 Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Health & Nutrition, responsible for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the programme for Nutrition activities within the country programme. As head of unit, directs a significant group of professional and support staff to develop and administer the Nutrition Programme. Key Expected Results 1. Supervises the activities leading to the completion of the Situation Analysis for the sectoral programme, and it#s periodic update. Formulates sectoral programme goals and objectives and develops strategies. Supervises preparation of the sectoral inputs to the Country Programme Recommendation and related documents, such as the Plan of Operation, and annual Plan of Action, CPSS, PSS, etc. 2. Provides leadership, guidance and direction for programme management and evaluation of the Nutrition Programme through periodic meetings, individually and in groups, with the various sectoral team members. Ensures exchanges of information, experience, identifies new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve programme requirements and objectives. 3. As head of a unit, responsible for the overall development and establishment of the workplan, monitoring compliance, and providing support and guidance to make sure objectives are met. This entails identification of internal human resource requirements, training and performance planning and monitoring. 4. As part of the senior management team, ensures the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors in all stages of the programming process, (i.e., the Situation Analysis, CPR, programme strategy, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and courses of action for achievement of programme objectives). 5. Interacts with the government and other partners, NGO's, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of programme implementation, to follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Provides technical support, orientation and guidance to government officials, technicians and partners on appropriate technical and institutional capacity-building measures, to achieve programme goals and expand coverage of services. 6. In coordination and collaboration with other professional colleagues, establishes and develops effective information and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programme and achievement of targeted goals. Ensures the development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts. 7. Monitors developments at the international, regional and provincial levels; develops methodologies and new approaches for improving programme effectiveness. Participates in programme workshops and consultations at the regional and country levels to exchange knowledge, ideas, and approaches. 8. Conducts field assessment visits for evaluating programme effectiveness, identifying problems and instituting remedial measures. 9. Monitors the overall planning and disbursement of programme funds for the (sector), ensuring they are properly administered, and utilized in accordance with the Plan of Action and the programme budget allotment. 10. Prepares and submits timely progress/status reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme monitoring and evaluation, annual reports, etc. Qualifications of Successful Candidate Ten years progressively, responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning and management in a related field, with emphasis on strategic planning. Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field. *A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Competencies of Successful Candidate Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset The candidates who are interested in this position should apply at by 20 May 2011. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for the interview.

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