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  • Posted on: 23 July, 2015 Deadline: 6 August, 2015
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  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

    If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    Nutrition Officer


    The incumbent of the post will be responsible for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and eva luation of Nutrition programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and 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, with emphasis on addressing gender inequalities

    Qualifications and Competencies Required:   
    University degree in one the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences. International Health & Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family and Community Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education. Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health Preparedness, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipliners). Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality and asset. Two years of relevant professional work experience. Fieldwork experience, background/familiarity with Emergency. Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce the disparities an asset. Fluency in English and the local working language of the duty station required.

    Essential Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and practices in one of the following areas:
    Public Health & Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Policy and Management, Family and Community Health & Nutrition, Public Health. Health Emergency Preparedness Nutritional Epidemiology, Nutrition Research, Socio-medical Sciences, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions ill Health & Nutritional Care.

    Method of Application

    Candidates interested in the above position should stibmit their applications accompanied by an updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from our website at to email address on or before Thursday, 06 August 2015.

    Please put the position title and vacancy number on the subject line of your email. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment and is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well-qualified candidates particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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