Sunday, October 6, 2019

New Job Opportunities at UNICEF South Africa 2019 - Nutrition Manager (NOD)

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Sunday, October 6, 2019
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Jobs27 | Jobs in South Africa
New Job Opportunities at UNICEF South Africa 2019
Position: Nutrition Manager,(NOD),Pretoria,South Africa,526438(Open to South African Nationals Only)
Job Number: 526438
Locations: Africa: South Africa
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior and action towards children. In South Africa, UNICEF remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting the Government of South Africa in ensuring that every child survives and thrives.

Purpose for the job:
The Nutrition Manager reports to the Chief of Health & Nutrition for general guidance and direction. S/he is responsible for developing, preparing and managing complex, key and integrated nutrition programmes. The Nutrition Manager provides authoritative 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 is 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. 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  • Management and advisory support to the Chief
  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical support and guidance on the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector/s to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development as well as design and management of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in Nutrition programmes.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other key partners on programme policies, strategies and best practices and approaches to support programme development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with nutrition/health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia, through active networking, advocacy and effective communication.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice, contribute to policy discussions and agendas, and promote health/nutrition interventions, especially in the areas of gender, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition.
  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable nutrition programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.

 Education Requirement:
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: 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.
Work Experience Requirement:
A minimum of eight years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
Language Proficiency:
Oral and written proficiency in English is required.   Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
 Competencies and level of proficiency required:
Core Values
  • Care; Respect; Integrity; Trust; Accountability
Core competencies
  • Communication (II); Working with People (II); Drive for Results (II)
Functional Competencies
  • Leading and Supervising [I]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [III]
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
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To view our competency framework, please click here.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: by 14th October 2019
This notice will also appear on,, UN Job List, UN Jobs.
We invite you to watch a short video on the system on how to apply:
If you have not been contacted within two months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Regret emails will only be sent to interviewed candidates.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from South African nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.”
Opening Date Wed Sep 18 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Oct 15 2019 00:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)

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