Programme Associate, G-6, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Post#: 52504 (For Sierra Leone nationals only)

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 22 Mar 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

Every child in Sierra Leone has a right to good nutrition. It is a prerequisite for social and economic advancement. Scaling up the integration of essential nutrition-specific interventions with existing service delivery platforms for community health and early childhood development complemented by the implementation of nutrition-sensitive interventions is key to ensure that children not only survive but reach their full growth and development potential, and lead quality lives.

The Government of Sierra Leone has taken significant efforts towards reducing malnutrition by committing to prioritize nutrition as a development agenda. UNICEF Sierra Leone is supporting the government to lead the implementation of strategy on scaling up integrated essential nutrition actions, and create an enabling environment that will promote the strategy. UNICEF aims to support the Government to improve equitable use of quality nutritional and care services by communities and community members especially nutritionally-at-risk children and women residing in the hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF is supporting the government in the achieving the six global targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) by: (1) creating a coherent, enabling and supportive policy environment; (2) promoting multi-sector collaboration and integrated actions at the national and decentralized levels; (3) strengthening capacities on nutrition especially at the decentralized level, and; (4) supporting evidence generation and knowledge management to guide planning and implementation.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Key Functions

  • Support to programme development, planning and execution.
  • Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results
  • Support in resource mobilization
  • Support in knowledge management and capacity building
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completed secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • To be fluent in English
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link