UNICEF Jobs in Pakistan – Generic Vacancy Announcement: Nutrition Officer (Emergency), NOB, TA Karachi Req # 555011

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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, a future!

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In Particular, UNICEF Will Work So That

  • Every child survives and thrives — being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

Under the general supervision of the Health and Nutrition Specialist, contributes in effective implementation of CMAM interventions, monitoring and evaluation of emergency nutrition programme/project activities in refugee areas in Karachi and South Sindh.

How can you make a difference?

  • Visit new emerging sites of refugees related internal conflicts and food insecure districts, and gather basic information jointly with partners; feed the information to Nutrition Specialist for further assessment and Nutrition Cluster Lead at Islamabad.
  • Undertake weekly visits to the ongoing Community-based Management of acute malnutrition project sites in the affected areas, and monitor to ensure that protocols related to admission, treatment, discharge, exist are correctly implemented.
  • Provide required technical feedback on-the-spot to ensure effective implementation of the interventions.
  • Identify training needs and gap for different cadre of staff of the implementing partners, and assist Health and Nutrition Specialist during implementation of the training.
  • Assess supply needs and coordinate with logistic/supply section for timely delivery of the supplies to ensure uninterrupted implementation
  • Assess partners’ capacity and assist them to draft PCAs for the new interventions as required.
  • Provide require information of monitoring visits to the Nutrition Cluster Lead in Karachi.
  • Support to the nutrition/health section, as required.

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

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in development, nutrition or related technical field.
  • *A First university degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Two years progressively responsible experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related field
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

Competencies required for this post are Builds and maintains partnerships, Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, Drive to achieve results for impact, Innovates and embraces change, Manages ambiguity and complexity, Thinks and acts strategically, Works collaboratively with others.

View our competency framework at Competency Framework Brochure.pdf

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, benefits and wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
  • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.

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.

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.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Remarks

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

Job Details:

Company: UNICEF

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Islamabad, Pakistan



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