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UNICEF Seeking Nutrition Specialist

UNICEF seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Nutrition Specialist.

Areas of Interest/ Specialization

  • Administration
  • Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Program and Project Management

Job Location

Nigeria | Abuja


  • Program Management and coordination for effective partnership and UNICEF project implementation
    • Ensure functional leadership of the project through, Chief of sections meeting and project Steering Committee.
    • Coordinate Technical team of section focal persons and proactively engage in the implementation of key recommendations from donor, the steering committee, and technical committee.
    • Attend the state levels and national nutrition sector coordination meeting and report on FIT progress and achievements.
  • Support implementation and Supervision of Field team and knowledge management of the FIT Response
    • Ensure coordination of the Shani Pilot project and facilitate comprehensive end line survey of the INP+ pilot.
    • Attend quarterly TAG meetings and monthly operations meeting in Borno as the case may be.
    • Support surveillance team on decision making for response.
    • Support IMOs to put in place adequate practices and channels of communication and interaction between consortium members.
  • Complete, quality and timely reporting to donor on FIT response project implementation
    • Ensure and oversee timely and quality reporting and adherence to reporting schedule and harmonized reporting templates agreed with donor.
    • Provide feedback on progress, quarterly reports from donor and the technical committee to relevant focal persons.
    • Oversee updating of the common project log frame if needed in consultation with donor and technical team.
    • Oversee consolidation of log frame filled, reviewed and updated as needed.


  • Ability to analyze, synthesize information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment and knowledge of DFID project management is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team, high-level report-writing skills.


  • Advanced University Degree (MSc/PhD) in health and nutrition, policy and/or management, public health, epidemiology, management or business administration, or other related fields.


  • Minimum 5 year’s of professional experience in program/project development and management and/or coordination of partnerships and programs.
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition programs and projects and in UN system agency or international NGO.
  • Experience in humanitarian response activity management will be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in effectively managing grants.
  • Experience coordinating with other organizations in the collation of information, analysis and development of recommendations.

UNICEF Additional Considerations

  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of the local language widely spoken in the North East region is an advantage.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

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