Nutrition Officer

United Nations Children's Fund, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Support Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination

  • Support and monitor the functioning of the regional Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Coordination mechanism, annual multisectoral nutrition planning, budget allocation, reviewing of progress, and reporting.
  • Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit. Identify and leverage experiences on multisectoral coordination of nutrition data both within the region and national level.
  • Encourage sharing learnings and developing a learning culture across other regions and partners involved in implementing multisectoral nutrition programming.
  • Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision making.
  • Monitor training to regional, zonal, and woreda managers to plan and implement nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions.

Support implementation and expansion of UNISE and multisectoral nutrition stakeholder mapping exercise

  • Monitoring the development of standard data collection tool and Standard Operating procedure for UNISE expansion in targeted woreda and Seqota Declaration expansion phase woredas
  • Monitor the development of a training plan for the expansion of UNSIE to 128 targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration Phase through the integration of Universities
  • Ensure provision of training on the existing UNSIE end-user training manual to 128 targeted woredas and SD expansion phase woredas through the integration of Universities
  • Ensure functionality of UNISE at regional, zonal, and woreda level sectors and effective use of data through supportive supervision and coaching
  • Ensure the system captures nutrition data, analyses, and generates reports for effective decision-making and planning.
  • Organize a forum for sharing Experience from UNISE implementation and its expansion in targeted woredas and Seqota Declaration expansion woredas.
  • Facilitate evidence-informed decision-making using available and timely multisectoral data through UNISE.
  • Support nutrition information systems and monitor the multisectoral nutrition coordination monitoring through ODK.
  • Support and follow up the data entry of the woreda-based multisectoral nutrition stakeholder mapping, report generation, and preparation of briefs.

Monitoring of budget tracking and public financing for nutrition

  • Develop tools for tracking nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive budgets.
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment of the nutrition implementation sectors to enhance accounting and reporting on nutrition expenditure
  • Prepare budget briefs for multisectoral nutrition implementations.
  • Monitoring and support to strengthen nutrition expenditure systems, including procurement
  • Support on improving the visibility of nutrition in government budgets, budget classifications and charts of accounts.

Support nutrition operational research and Food and Nutrition strategy baseline survey

  • Follow up on implementing recommended strategies and implementation plan of the nutrition-specific and multisectoral nutrition coordination operational research.
  • Ensure provision of training and requires supplies available for the implementation of operational research
  • Organize a forum to review the progress of operational research with MOH and other development partners
  • Monitor the progress of the Food and Nutrition Strategy baseline survey with EPHI
  • Organza a forum for the dissemination of research findings
  • Review/prepare manuscripts of the research findings for publication

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

  • A University Degree in nutrition, public health, or social sciences.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in nutrition.
  • Detail understanding of the National Food and Nutrition Policy, Strategy, and related initiatives response to child undernutrition.
  • A good understanding of the ‘Seqota’ Declaration and the Government of Ethiopia’s response to child undernutrition will be an advantage.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research and study design and implementation, preferably in nutrition. Experience working with UN Agencies, INGOs, other development agencies, or universities will be an advantage. Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • The ability to think analytically and draw sound conclusions based on evidence and data.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining strategic relationships, influencing complex processes, working in partnership is essential.
  • Experience leading technical working groups and participating in M&E forums.
  • Experience presenting and sharing research and evidence findings in a range of fora.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.


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16th May, 2022
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