07 June 2017

Fresher UN Assistant Nutrition Officer Career Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Assistant Nutrition Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026416
Vacancy Notice No.: 019/2017
Duty Station: Uganda

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Assistant Nutrition Officer supports UNHCR contribution towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and ensures that UNHCR and international nutrition minimum standards are met to minimise avoidable mortality and morbidity among populations of concern. The jobholder also coordinates a network of country-level focal points based in the provinces and provides technical support to UNHCR field offices, Implementing partners and various Sections in the area of nutrition within UNCHR Operations in Uganda. His/her technical knowledge and support skills are essential to ensure decisions that impact positively on the survival and well-being of UNHCR populations of concern. The Assistant Nutrition Officer facilitates country-level coordination of nutrition focal points, so that nutrition programme planning and implementation is streamlined, resources are optimally utilised and there is active participation of the government, implementing and operational partners, refugees and other persons of concern as well as sister UN agencies. The incumbent supports programme planning, monitoring and evaluation; promotes capacity-building of focal points from implementing partners and those from UNHCR field offices, collect and share nutrition-related information with a network of partners including the sister UN agencies, Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda. The Assistant Nutrition Officer ensures, in close co-ordination with other humanitarian actors, that nutrition services provided to refugees, IDPs, returnees and other persons of concern to UNHCR are based on Ministry of Health/PNMLS, UNHCR and/or internationally recognised and most up-to-date standards and policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Collect, update and disseminate nutrition-related data, information and tools to relevant partners.
  • Organise and take part in nutrition-related participative needs assessment and planning process during emergency situations as well as in care and maintenance and repatriation/reintegration programmes.
  • Actively contribute to the review and analysis of relevant project proposals and budgetary submissions presented by UNHCR partners within context of UNHCR programme cycle.
  • Ensure that nutrition-related activities are effectively implemented according to sub agreements with relevant IPs. - Participate in various nutrition-related surveys and evaluations.
  • Actively participate in elaboration and dissemination of nutrition-related database and contingency plans for potential epidemics, refugee IDPs and returnee movements.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual nutrition-related reports for UNHCR (following the current health, HIV and nutrition information system).
  • Organise nutrition-related meetings and field visits with partners on a regular basis.
  • Identify training needs for IPs and persons of concern to UNHCR and plan for required trainings.
  • Perform any other duty as requested.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assistance is provided to UNHCR office in establishing partnerships with government ministries, NGOs, other UN agencies and donors and coordinate planning a response to refugee-related environmental damages in the country.
  • Technical advice is provided to develop project proposals and to support programme implementation of environmental and self-reliance projects.
  • UNHCR management is assisted in establishing coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems, including information sharing mechanisms regarding nutrition related issues.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Nutrition Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or Health Care (e.g. medical or nursing qualification) or related field.
  • At least two years’ experience relevant to function (public health and coordination).
  • Knowledge of health and nutrition in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Additional training and experience in nutrition and health is an advantage.
  • Previous experience working with progressively higher levels of responsibility and management with international organisations, (including non-governmental organisations and UN agencies) in field of health and nutrition.
  • Practical working experience in refugee or other emergency or post-emergency settings.
  • Excellent communication skills, availability for frequent field visits.
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good knowledge of English language, knowledge of local language and institutions.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 12th June 2017

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