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APPLY: UNICEF announces job opening for nutrition specialist in Nigeria

APPLY: UNICEF announces job opening for nutrition specialist in Nigeria
October 25
15:34 2021

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is looking to recruit a nutrition specialist in Abuja, Nigeria


According to UNICEF, the nutrition specialist “will support the development and preparation of the SBCC strategy and will be responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress of key deliverables of the nutrition programme within the country programme”.

In a notice on the job opening, the specialist is also expected to “provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects”.

“This will be carried out according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework,” the notice stated.


Part of the responsibilities would be to “formulate, design and contribute to development of high-quality nutrition programme proposals, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s strategic plans, country programme, and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, as well as national priorities, plans and competencies”.

The specialist would also be required to “actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress. Identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution”.

An advanced university degree in either nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field is required for this position.


Applicants are required to possess a minimum of eight to 10 years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.

Also required are “demonstrated experience in leading/managing user centred behaviour change communication approaches to achieve normative change; and experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organisation is an asset.”

The deadline for application is November 8.

Interested applicants can access the opportunity by clicking here.



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