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Job organizational context: Specialist would provide leadership to the program at the State office level. The Nutrition Specialist reports to the Program Manager at level 4.
Purpose for the job: The Nutrition Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the nutrition programme within the country programme. The Nutrition Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, adolescent, 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. The Nutrition Specialist would provide leadership to the program at the State office level. The person is supposed to work very closely with the Government and lead high level of Technical Assistance to them in sector Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evidence Generation, and knowledge management. The person will also provide critical support in coordinating with the diverse development partners working in the state.
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:
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