Details for UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent
70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights
throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their
effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the
benefit of a better world.
For every child, Nutrition
In its new multi-country programme (2018-2022) UNICEF Pacific aims to ensure more pre-primary
and school-aged children, particularly the most vulnerable, are in school and learning. There are
five countries in the Pacific that will be targeted for UNICEF’s comprehensive approach for child
and maternal health and nutrition: Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, FSM and RMI. A health
systems strengthening focus will be employed, including greater emphasis on community-based
health approaches, and intensified action to overcome the high levels of malnutrition.
The proposed structure reflects this aim to strengthen the integrated, health systems approach,
where the Maternal, New born and Child Health (MNCH) Specialist in each of the field offices
provides leadership and coordination for all child and maternal health and nutrition actions in their
country. It also reflects the greater emphasis on health and nutrition-related behaviour change.
The MCO team based in Suva will continue to provide technical oversight and advice to the core
programme countries and staff, and more direct programme support to the other nine countries
throughout the Pacific
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Maternal and Child Health Specialist in Vanuatu with technical
support by the Nutrition Specialist and the Chief, Child Survival and Development and Nutrition
Specialist in Fiji, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative
assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects within the
Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing
and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program
development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/
international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health
sciences, nutritional epidemiology or other health related science field is required
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning
and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care at
the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Experience in health/nutrition
program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset. Developing country
work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Fluency in English is
required or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication,
Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified
candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
All applications to UNICEF are required to be submitted through UNICEF’s online recruiting system.
You can apply to the above positions by submitting your application on our web site All applications close on 18 January 2018.
Your application should include cover letter describing how you best meet each of the requirements
of the post, UN Personnel History Form (P11), two most recent performance appraisals or
evaluation reports if available and names, emails and phone details of three work related referees
including supervisors. All applications should be in English. Incomplete or hard copy applications
will not be accepted.


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