Are you a seasoned professional in the field of nutrition or public health with over 10 years of experience? Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families? If so, UNICEF has an exciting opportunity for you!
UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, is known for its unwavering commitment to reaching the world’s most disadvantaged children, defending their rights, and helping them fulfill their potential. In Nigeria, UNICEF operates in a complex humanitarian and development setting, partnering with government, civil society, children, and families to fulfill and protect children’s rights.
UNICEF is currently seeking an International Consultant for Nutrition to review the Nigeria National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey (NFCMS) Report. This virtual position, based in Abuja, Nigeria, offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the improvement of children’s nutrition in the region.
As a National Food Consumption Report Reviewer, your responsibilities will include:
- Conducting a thorough review of one of the following components of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey 2021: Household in the sample, Dietary intake, Anthropometry, and Micronutrients (Biomarkers).
- Providing a document summarizing the results of the component reviewed with an emphasis on technical soundness, alignment with survey objectives, clarity of presentation, and completeness of the section.
- Assessing alignment with international reporting standards.
- Evaluating the overall presentation of figures, tables, and illustrations and providing suggestions for improvement.
- Participating in virtual meetings with stakeholders to present the review findings, answer questions, and provide suggestions as requested.
To qualify for this role, you should have:
- A Master’s Degree in Nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, Medicine, or a relevant field.
- Over 10 years of professional experience in nutrition or public health.
- Proven experience in planning, implementing, analyzing, and reporting on surveys, research, or evaluations related to anthropometry, dietary practices, or micronutrients.
- Evidence of reviewing technical reports in nutrition and public health.
- Published research articles in nutrition and public health.
- Strong communication skills in both oral and written English.
- Experience in negotiations and managing complex stakeholder relationships.
- Work experience in Africa.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
How to Apply:
If you are passionate about improving nutrition for children and meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply for this vital role. The deadline for applications is September 6, 2023. You can apply by clicking here.
UNICEF’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages candidates of all backgrounds, including gender, nationality, religion, and ethnicity, to apply. The organization offers benefits such as paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.
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. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Join UNICEF in Making a Difference:
By applying for this position, you can be part of UNICEF’s mission to build a better world for children. Help us ensure that every child has hope, health, and the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Apply now and be a part of this important endeavor!
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