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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/12/TA102
Title: Techinical Officer/Nutrition
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  One (01) year
Date: 21 September 2012
Application Deadline: 12 October 2012 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
Organization unit:
To coordinate WHO Country Office nutrition activities and provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective nutrition interventions through facilitating the development of a comprehensive nutrition information system and strengthening national nutrition surveillance, as well as implementing scaling-up actions in nutrition.
Description of duties:
The incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties:
1.Develop national capacities for mainstreaming nutrition in national health care, repositioning nutrition as central to national development, and supervising and supporting scaling-up nutrition action at country and district level.

2.Support the Ministry of Health in scaling up direct nutrition interventions including planning, budgeting and implementing nutrition interventions in collaboration with relevant other partners

3.Support the strengthening of national nutrition surveillance system through: a) establishing institutional framework and infrastructures, where necessary, for regular monitoring of nutrition situation in the country and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of nutrition interventions, and b) ensuring linkage with other health and food security information and surveillance systems

4.Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health through supporting the development of policies, strategies, training and guidance material in areas such as, but not limited to, Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, including Severe Acute Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.

5.Provide regular progress report on the country's work on scaling-up action in nutrition
Essential: First University degree in Nutrition, Medicine or other related field, with sound knowledge of nutrition

Desirable: Public Health background

Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to motivate, guide and develop other capacities at national level
Carry out advocacy and communicate the nutrition message.
Essential: At least 5 years of experience working in the area of developing and implementing national nutrition programmes and activities.

Desirable: Experience in working in countries in Africa an asset Strong ability to act strategically, to build and maintain solid networks of contacts to implement nutrition programmes and advocate for nutrition would also be an asset
Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56,091 at single rate
US$ 60,091 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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