Job no: 557971
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Jijiga, Ethiopia
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For every child, food
Purpose : Under the technical and strategic supervision of the National Cluster Coordinator, the SNNCC will lead the joint efforts to implement the six core functions of a cluster, as established by IASC
How can you make a difference?
- Manage cluster coordination team at sub-national level.
- Organize regular meetings to coordinate the nutrition response and address common challenges.
- Regularly coordinate with the national NCC, regarding:
- Ensure cluster members’ contact list is regularly updated.
- Facilitate information exchange within and without the cluster through emails, website, shared drive, communication groups.
- Ensure that Nutrition Cluster participants at the sub-national level are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards, tools etc.
- Proactively engage at local level in inter-sector and horizontal issues (Cash and Voucher assistance, AAP, integration, humanitarian access etc.).
Need assessment and analysis
- In consultation with the partners lead drafting/validation of a pre-emergency contextual analysis.
- Ensure the development and implementation of the need assessment plan.
- Ensure that standard assessment tools are used (consult the National NCC).
- Support the national NC in need assessment (coordination, prioritization, monitoring, and quality assurance, etc.).
- In the absence of the Information Management Officer, perform all related duties including the collection, analysis and sharing of information.
- Conduct mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector; produce 4W (Who, What, Where, When) map or tables.
- In agreement with the national NCC, contribute to the intersectoral needs assessments and analysis, including for the HNO.
- Ensure analysis and interpretation of the programme data and reporting to National NCC.
- Ensure affected populations are consulted in the planning and implementation of nutrition assessments.
Strategic response plan
- In line with the national Nutrition Cluster strategy define, with cluster members, geographical, population and programmatic priorities in the area of responsibility.
- Define, with cluster members, solution to cover priorities and gaps.
Develop a subnational nutrition cluster workplan, aligning them to the national cluster priorities.
- Ensure crosscutting issues (including gender/age, child protection, disability, DRR, early recovery, local capacity building…) are considered in the nutrition cluster workplan when relevant.
- Develop mechanism to avoid project duplication.
- Contribute to the inter-cluster coordination group and to other relevant local clusters (Health, Food Security and livelihoods, WASH, etc.).
- Conduct advocacy actions agreed by the cluster partners strategy for the cluster.
- Act as focal point for inquiries on the Nutrition Cluster’s response plans and operations at the sub-national level.
- Highlight funding constraints and priorities to the National NCC.
- Share and discuss with cluster partners funding opportunities.
- Support and cooperate with partners on common issues such as supply management, human resources, etc.
- Ensure affected populations concerns have been reflected in resource mobilization activities.
- Outreach to local external actors for advocacy, briefing purposes.
- Oversee supply pipelines for the nutrition cluster members and support agencies in identifying and addressing related challenges to ensure no pipeline breaks.
- Identify supply pipeline issues and bring them to the attention of the national Cluster and supply managers.
- Conduct gap analysis with regard to financial, material and human resources.
- Develop capacity building plan in line with the national capacity building plan and in consultation with National NCC.
Implementation and monitoring
- Develop/implement a SNNC monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Encourage all relevant actors in the nutrition sector to be part of the nutrition cluster.
- Contribute to the national technical working groups when needed and set up local technical working groups if relevant.
- Ensure availability to all partners of the latest country-specific technical guidance for the nutrition cluster (CMAM, IYCF, WASH in NUT, cash transfers).
- Ensure AAP mechanism are incorporated in the cluster response, monitored and used for decision making.
- Engage/coordinate with other clusters and initiatives at local level.
- Ensure affected population concerns and feedback are considered in the cluster monitor system and analysis.
- Support the national NCC in identifying risks and monitoring them in the area under responsibility.
- Contribute to identifying, implementing, and monitoring preparedness actions.
- Contribute to the preparation and implementation of national contingency plan.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) 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, humanitarian assistance and development or another health-related science field
- *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of five  years of relevant professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care is required with experience at international level preferred. Relevant experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
- Direct, practical experience in the design, implementation and/ or coordination of nutrition interventions through community-based platforms, and effective intersectoral collaboration is strongly desired.
- A minimum of two years of experience of Nutrition Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group coordination is desirable.
- Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is strongly desired.
- Experience in effective management of human resources/teams in high stress/risk environments is desirable.
- Experience in humanitarian contexts is required with experience in development contexts an added advantage.
- Experience of demonstrating analytical and persuasive writing skills, editing skills, and the ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience is required.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
- Works Collaboratively with Others (2)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
- Drives to Achieve Impactful Results (2)
- Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (2)
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During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Advertised: Dec 16 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Dec 30 2022 E. Africa Standard Time