Nutrition Specialist (Multisectoral Nutrition Response and Enabling Environment), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Closing date: Friday, 10 June 2016

Job no: 495988
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Tanzania,United Republic
Categories: Nutrition
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, you will design, plan, implement, and manage the monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition projects to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness, and to help ensure delivery and accomplishment of project goal and objectives. In addition, the primary purpose of this position is to support decentralized multisectoral nutrition planning and coordination in all districts of mainland; annual nutrition sector review; public expenditure review; advocacy for increase in domestic funding and capacity building of district and Regional Nutrition Officers.
You will also coordinate and support the timely completion of the Nutrition Situational Analysis, and will draft or finalize sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme Recommendation and Plans of Action. You will participate in forming rights-based Nutrition projects and programme goals, strategies and approaches; support the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions; and ensure programme efficiency and delivery through evaluation.
Key Expected Results
  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Nutrition sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and ensuring knowledge/information exchange.
  • Quality of rights-based Nutrition projects /programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to project management process through results-based management.
  • Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches.
  • Project delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
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