Nutrition Officer, NO-B based in Makassar & Surabaya, Indonesia (Temporary Appointment) - for Indonesian only

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 24 Oct 2019

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UNICEF Indonesia is searching for Nutrition Officer based in Makassar & Surabaya (2 positions) under Temporary Appointment contract. The Nutrition Officer reports to the CSD Specialist for guidance and general supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

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Title: Nutrition Officer Level: NO-B (National Professional Category)Type of Contract: Temporary AppointmentDuty Station: Makassar & Surabaya (2 positions)Duration: 364 days

SUMMARY OF THE POST:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Against this backdrop, UNICEF is recruiting a Nutrition Officer on a temporary appointment for Makassar and Surabaya duty stations. The Nutrition Officer reports to the CSD Specialist in the relevant Field Offices for guidance and general supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

Work Assignment Overview

1. Support to program development and planning

  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of nutrition related programs/projects in the respective Province. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • 2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, partners and government counterparts especially at provincial and district level to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
  • 3. Technical and operational support to program implementation

    Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.

    4. Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts in the province and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve program goals and social justice, equity and rights of mothers, newborn and children.
  • Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programs.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree*) or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in the field of health or nutrition
  • Familiarity with government and administration regulations and experience working in Central & East Java or South Sulawesi Province would be an advantage.
  • Experience in an international organization and ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment would be an asset.
  • Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners.
  • Good knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia for drafting reports and communication with government counterparts and international staff;
  • Good skills in computer applications; especially Word, Excel and Power Point
  • (* First level of relevant university degree in combination with 6 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    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.

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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. This vacancy is open for Indonesian only.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

    The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. 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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526911