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Nutrition Officer

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Organization: UNV
  • Deadline:  2023-11-23
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Task description
Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Nutrition Officer will:

1. Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination and financial tracking of Nutrition interventions

• Support and monitor the functioning of the regional multisectoral coordination committee
• Identify and leverage experiences in multisectoral coordination of nutrition data at the regional and national levels.
• Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit
• Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision-making.
• Support the financial tracking of the Food and Nutrition Strategy

2. Support for the collection and use of nutrition data for decision making

• Build the capacity of the nutrition program, implementing line ministries, agencies, and institutes at all levels to collect and utilize nutrition data for planning and decision-
• Ensure regular Integrated Supportive Supervision (ISS) and multisectoral & sectoral review meetings.
• Conduct systematic review and publication of the existing nutrition data for programming and decision making
• Support and follow up the rollout of UNISE in target woredas, and documentation of lessons learnt.
• Support and organize a forum for sharing experiences from UNISE implementation in target woredas.
• Support nutrition information systems and Food and Nutrition Strategy monitoring framework.
• Develop advocacy and sensitization messages on the nutrition information revolution.

3. Support Operational Research and Evaluation

• Support and monitor operational research implementation, review, and documentation.
• Support capacity building of HEWs in the implementation of operational research.
• Support the design and dissemination of job aids
• Facilitate the review process of monitoring reports and final reports.
• Facilitate the dissemination of operational research and evaluation findings

4. Support visibility of Food and Nutrition Strategy/policy through social media

• Support the Ministry in developing a social media plan and measurement framework to track the content of posts
• Support the Minister in regularly exporting metrics from established social media platforms, updating the Food and Nutrition Policy/Strategy measurement framework, and
conducting all necessary analyses.
• Document best practices
• Support the FMOH in developing a Month-to-month content calendar that will help plan, disseminate content, and track social media initiatives
• Ensure the use of the content calendar for pre-planning of the content of posts, video uploads, email newsletters

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV
activities (for instance, in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Provide annual and end-of-assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results, and opportunities.
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote or advise local groups in using online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service
whenever possible.

Results/expected outputs:

• Functional multisectoral nutrition coordination committees exist at regional, zonal, and woreda level
• Food and Nutrition Strategy financial tracking report
• Regular briefs on the multisectoral nutrition information system (UNISE) outputs
• Monitoring and reviewing meeting proceedings
• Training reports
• Operational research monitoring reports
• Best practice documents
• Social media plan and measurement framework for visibility of Food and Nutrition Strategy
• A Month-to-month content calendar and total reach reports

Eligibility criteria
27 – 80

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Required experience
3 years of experience in planning and implementing Nutrition programs
• Previous experience in working in communities
• Technical understanding of nutrition-specific interventions and cross-cutting behaviour change communication to increase uptake of optimal maternal, infant, and young
child nutrition practices.
• Understanding of the National Food and Nutrition Policy/Strategy, Nutrition Program, guidelines, and related initiatives in response to maternal and child nutrition.
• Experience providing technical capacity building and technical assistance for health professionals and other sectors
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills: the ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth
organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with the National food and Nutrition Strategy and policy
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with attention to detail.

Area(s) of expertise

Driving license

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Nutrition, Public Health

Competencies and values
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Planning and organizing
• Communication


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