Nutrition Specialist Job in Kenya - UN

(Food Systems, Overweight Prevention and School Age and Adolescent Nutrition), P4

How can you make a difference?

  • The Nutrition Specialist will provide substantive support to the Regional Adviser Nutrition for the work of the Nutrition Section, in terms of authoritative technical assistance and advocacy, oversight on implementation of multi-country grants and quality assurance to the FS/OW/SACA-N aspects of nutrition programs in countries, contribution to the regional aspects of the nutrition section’s work on FS/OW/SACA-N, including development of tools and guidance, innovation, evidence generation, analysis and knowledge development, exchange and thought leadership.
  • The Nutrition Specialist will also contribute to partnerships with regional economic commissions (RECs) in the region, as well as with other stakeholders including UN agencies, NGOs, donors, academia, technical institutions and others on FS/OW/SACA-N.
  • The Nutrition Specialist will provide authoritative technical guidance and management support throughout the regional and country programming processes to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results in FS/OW/SACA-N programs/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches and methodology and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key Function, Accountabilities, And Related Duties/tasks

  • Management and advisory support to the Regional Adviser, Nutrition
  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Minimum requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in one or more of the following: public health and nutrition planning, health and nutrition education, health care system management, epidemiology, food systems, food policy, overweight and NCD prevention), Epidemiology, Social Policy, Social Development, Social Anthropology, Community Development, Food Policy, or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience

  • At least Eight (8) years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation, research, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes. Professional work experience in a managerial/leadership position, or a technical expert position.
  • Developing country work experience.
  • Relevant experience in program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Background/familiarity and specific work experience on food systems, overweight prevention and school age and adolescent nutrition.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and another UN language

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.

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