New Internship Recruitment, Nutrition Programme, Awassa, Ethiopia


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, care

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of Nutrition Officer, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support and prioritize the delivery of IYCF- E counseling in drought/conflict-affected Woredas, IDP sites, and health facilities (health posts and health centers) in three regions.
  • Support capacity of health workers on skills and competencies necessary for the provision of IYCF- E counselling through on-the-job coaching and mentoring.
  • Raise demand for appropriate IYCF- E at individual and household levels across the region in collaboration with ENOs & C4D teams.
  • Disseminate IYCF- E promotion posters in drought/conflict-affected Woredas, IDP sites, host communities, and health facilities.
  • Prepare human interest stories on IYCF- E promotion in collaboration with C4D teams.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of IYCF- E interventions in drought/conflict-affected Woredas, IDP sites, and health facilities to ensure the delivery of quality services provision.
  • Work closely with TAs at the government office and participate and support on the nutrition data collection, triangulation, analysis, and reporting process

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

  • He/ she should be enrolled at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in nutrition, public health, Social Science, health Education/promotion or related technical field is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).


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