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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Yemen: Health & Nutrition Specialist, NOC, Sa'ada, Yemen, #00106325 (For Yemenis ONLY)

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 11 May 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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, Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

The Health & Nutrition Specialist is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Health & Nutrition programme within the country programme. Accountable for effective technical and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve strategic priorities and objectives and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals agenda. The Health & Nutrition Specialist will perform the following key functions:

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and support contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management;
  • Quality technical contributions are made to the development and implementation of Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership;
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise;
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability;
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at various stages of the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries;
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building support in the development, implementation and management of the Health & Nutrition programme;
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition;
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking;
  • Relevant and strategic information is kept available to support the Health & Nutrition

Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated monitoring system;

  • Required programme/project reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures;
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with

effective coordination are provided;

  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click:Health and Nutrition Specialist Level NO3 - Sa'ada FO.DOC

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

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health and nutrition care.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Field work experience in related discipline.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

• Leading and Supervising [I]

• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]

• Analyzing [III]

• Relating and Networking [II]

• Deciding and Initiating Action [II]

• Applying Technical Expertise [III]

For common and specific technical knowledge required – check attached Job Profile above

View our competency framework at:

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link