The Nutrition multisectoral project coordinator is responsible for managing, coordinating, planning, monitoring implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the progress of a multisectoral Programme “No Time to Waste, Preventing Malnutrition in Children, Adolescents and Women in Burundi”. He/She will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in child, adolescent, and maternal, nutrition interventions according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Nutrition Global Strategy 2020-2030, standards of performance and accountability framework
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The Nutrition multisectoral project coordinator is responsible for managing, coordinating, planning, monitoring implementation, evaluation and reporting of the progress of a multisectoral Programme “No Time to Waste, Preventing Malnutrition in Children, Adolescents and Women in Burundi”. He/She will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in child, adolescent, and maternal, nutrition interventions according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Nutrition Global Strategy 2020-2030, standards of performance and accountability framework:
- Support to program development and planning
- Program management, coordination, monitoring, and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to program implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health, and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
- A minimum of 5 or more years of relevant professional work experience in the management and coordination of a program jointly implemented with UN Agencies and Government. Having experience in the management and coordination of programs funded by GoNL will be an asset
- Experience in working across different systems linked to Nutrition (health, Food system, Social Protection, WASH and Education).
- Expertise in multisectoral coordination and working in partnership with different stakeholders.
- Experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization.
- Fluency in both French and English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.