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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/12/TA104
Title: Technical Officer/Nutrition
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  Twelve (12) months
Date: 24 September 2012
Application Deadline: 15 October 2012 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HPR - Health Promotion (AF/HPR)
To provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective nutrition interventions for addressing maternal, infant and young child nutrition through strengthening national nutrition surveillance and implementing scaling-up action in nutrition.
Description of duties:
1.Provide technical support to the Inter-country Support Teams (ISTs) and WHO Country Offices (WCOs) staff for the implementation of the Project workplan related to scaling-up action in nutrition in three countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda) and strengthening of nutrition surveillance in all ten selected countries

2.Liaise with the WHO Country Office focal points of the Project in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, provide support for building national capacities for mainstreaming nutrition in national health care and repositioning nutrition as central to national development

3.Analyze and compile reports on nutrition indicators for strengthening regional nutrition monitoring and surveillance

4.Monitor and evaluate nutrition activities and nutrition surveillance in the ten selected countries and provide regular progress reports.

5.Work with IST and WCO staff, collaborate with GINA team in the headquarters in Geneva, in compiling the information on the implementation of nutrition interventions, programme coverage and stakeholders including identifying good practices in countries in the African Region

6.Provide regular progress report on nutrition activities in the ten selected countries
Essential: Postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in Nutrition, Medicine or other related field, with sound knowledge of nutrition.

Desirable: Epidemiology and public Health background
Advanced knowledge of the quantitative principles and practice of epidemiology.
Ability to critically appraise scientific literature to interpret and synthesize research evidence
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to motivate, guide and develop other capacities at national level
Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate nutrition message. 
Essential: At least 7 years of experience working in the area of developing and implementing national nutrition programmes and activities, in particular nutrition monitoring and surveillance, including organization of epidemiological data, collection and analysis of nutritional data, interpretation of the results, analysis of anthropometric data, application of analytical techniques and statistical methods in nutritional epidemiology
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 or French, and working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,483 at single rate
US$ 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 62.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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

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