Health & Nutrition Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Aden, Yemen

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

You will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Health & Nutrition programme within the country programme. Accountable for effective technical and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve strategic priorities and objectives and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals agenda.

To make a difference, you will perform the following key functions\accountabilities:

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and support contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective project planning, development, and management.
  • Quality technical contributions are made to the development and implementation of Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at various stages of the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building support in the development, implementation, and management of the Health & Nutrition programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Relevant and strategic information is kept available to support the Health & Nutrition Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated monitoring system.
  • Required programme/project reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the below requirement:


  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. 
  • 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.

Work Experience:

  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health, and nutrition care.
  • Field work experience
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Experience working with international, or UN organization would be an asset.
  • Experience in coordination with authorities & partners is considered as an advantage.
  • Ability to supervise & work with a team of health & nutrition staff.                       

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.