UNICEF Cameroon Current job opportunities – Nutrition Officer, (NO-2), Yaoundé



UNICEF Cameroon Current job opportunities – Nutrition Officer, (NO-2), Yaoundé. #110786, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Cameronian only


Job Number: 525572
Locations: Africa: Cameroon
Work Type : Temporary Appointment.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
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The specific objectives of the job are as follows:
– Provide technical assistance to the Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition and facilitate the finalization of a national multi-sectoral implementation plan to reduce malnutrition.
– Act as a technical advisor to the chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition.
– Provide strategic guidance to the committee to monitor and coordinate all nutrition interventions at national and decentralized levels.
Impact of Results:
  • The effective functioning of Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition.
  • The relevant follow up of the nutrition interventions carrying out in the field by different sectors.
  • The better coordination of the nutrition activities carrying out by all the sectors.
  • The improvement of mothers and child nutritional status.

Major duties and responsibilities

Provide technical assistance to the Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition and facilitate the finalization of a national multi-sectoral implementation plan to reduce malnutrition.
  • Support the Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition to finalize the national multi-sectoral implementation plan to reduce malnutrition and its budgeting.
  • Support the committee to produce other strategic documents on nutrition.
  • Produce monthly reports that give an update of the activities of the committee.
Act as a technical advisor to the Inter-Ministerial Committee to fight malnutrition and its chair
  • Support the chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee in developing a clear TOR for the committee.
  • Support the chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee to organize, on a monthly basis, planning, meetings with stakeholders from all the sectors involved in nutrition.
  • Update the committee of any recent developments in nutrition.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the committee to monitor and coordinate nutrition activities at national and decentralized levels.
  • Support the Inter-Ministerial Committee to implement the national multi-sectoral implementation plan to reduce malnutrition at both national and district levels.
  • – Support the identification and development of mechanisms that allow ongoing monitoring and coordination of nutrition policy, plans and interventions.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.
    Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience/competencies required for the assignment.
    Education: Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology or any other relevant field.
    Work experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the design and management of nutrition programs.
    Languages: French written and oral fluency, with a good knowledge of English.
    Competencies: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Strong analytical skills Sound judgement and initiative; Strong communication and writing skills.
    Core values: Commitment, Integrity, Diversity and inclusion.
    Core competencies: Communication (II), Working with people (I), Drive for results (I)
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