Health & Nutrition Officer

UN Children's Fund , Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th October, 2019


Job Description

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.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, good health!

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

How can you make a difference?

The Health and Nutrition M&E Officer reports to the Chief of the Health & Nutrition Section for supervision. The Health and Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health and Nutrition Programme within the Country Programme, from development planning to delivery of results, by preparing, executing, managing, and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, and evaluating and reporting of results.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Please refer to the attached job description for more information Download File Health & Nutrition Officer (M&E) NO2 level.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation management, preferably in a developing country.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in managing datasets with large amount of data and in producing data analysis, dashboards, maps (geographic information systems/GIS) and other visual products is an asset.
  • Experience with training and capacity development, especially in the area of Health Information Management, is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are: Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Learning and researching & Planning and organizing.

Source: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526288


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