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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/12/FT393
Title: Technical Officer/NUT
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One (01) year renewable
Date: 5 October 2012
Application Deadline: 26 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Kigali, Rwanda
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HPR - Health Promotion (AF/HPR)
1.To provide technical support to the country for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of nutrition interventions and surveillance.
2.To provide technical support for surveillance, planning, implementation and monitoring of nutritional and lifestyle diseases contributing to NCDs
3.Supplement the efforts of the maternal, child health and disease control teams of the country office.
Description of duties:
1.Develop national capacities and partnerships for mainstreaming nutrition in health care and for positioning good nutrition as committees and relevant UN initiatives and in the joint planning and implementation for nutrition central to national development and provide support the country to develop, adapt and use appropriate technical guidelines and tools;
2.Provide technical support to the implementation of the national nutrition and NCDs Strategic Plans, including surveillance systems, monitoring and evaluation and ensure linkage with other health and food security information and surveillance systems;
3.Promote and support the scaling up of nutrition interventions and help strengthen capacity building for district planning, budgeting and implementing of sustainable and cost effective interventions (e.g., improved Food security and fortification, enhanced breastfeeding and complementary feeding programs, appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategies, etc.);
4.Provide guidance and support to the country in epidemiology and strategic management of related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs);
5.Support monitoring, research and reporting systems on the burden of nutritional and other NCD problems,
6.Represent the WHO country office in various partnership and technical outcomes of the country
7.Collect, analyze and disseminate good practices in the area of nutrition and regularly report on nutrition activities in the country
8.Carry out any other tasks as requested by the WR.
Essential: (1) Master's level University degree in Food Science and Nutrition with postgraduate degree in Public Health or
(2) A Health related Master's degree with post-graduate qualification in Nutrition and or NCD epidemiology

Desirable: Public and preventive Health qualifications; Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases
-Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team;
-Ability to motivate, guide and develop other capacities at national and sub-regional levels of advocacy and communicating nutrition message;
-Ability to Implementing nutrition policy and action plan and to monitor and evaluate nutrition interventions;
-Knowledge of establishing nutrition surveillance system in stable and emergency situation;
-Elaborating research proposal and Organizing nutrition assessments
-Assessing food programmes and implementing policies, plans and IEC activities;
-Strong ability to act strategically, to build and maintain solid networks of contacts, to work independently in a targeted and effective manner
Essential: At least 7 years of experience in national and international nutrition activities especially in developing countries.

Desirable: Experience with other non-communicable diseases control in developing country situations.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and a working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,483 at single rate
US$ 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 52.1 % 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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