JOB: Nutrition Officer for UNICEF

Deadline: 13 June 2011

(NOB Level)
Temporary Appointment Post

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization, has an opening for passionate and committed professionals who want to make a lasting difference in Zimbabwe. We are seeking people with a commitment for women and children, high drive results, demonstrable embracing of diversity, integrity, demonstrable teamwork, good self-awareness and self-regulation.

An opportunity has arisen to contribute towards project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) project activities. The role requires commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy. The successful individual will be responsible for ensuring availability of accurate data and up-to-date information required for effective CMAM programme management. The role requires development of effective communication and networking through partnership and collaboration. The individual will coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies to ensure effective collaboration and the exchange of information relating to CMAM.

Key result areas for the post include:

– Enhancing project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-up, technical inputs, monitoring UNICEF inputs including supply and non-supply assistance and ongoing analysis of local needs and documentation/sharing of lessons
– Ensuring accuracy and consistency of intervention with established technical standards, rules, regulations and plans of action
– Ensuring the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that CMAM project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies
– Compiling general CMAM project implementation information/briefing and orientation to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media
– Collaborating with operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management
– Collaborating with local Government counterparts to provide technical input, exchange information on CMAM project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution supplies

Minimum qualifications and experience required:

– Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Nutrition Policy and Management, Family and Community Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention
– At least 3-5 years relevant professional experience
– Good analytical and organizational skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application quoting vacancy notice number to the following address: HR Specialist (Vacancy Notice: Zim2011/16) UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue, P O Box 1250, Belgravia, Harare or email:

Applications should be received by 13 June 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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