Apply: UNICEF Health and Nutrition Specialist

Deadline: 05 May, 2020

Location: Fada-N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking  to fill the position of Health and Nutrition Specialist. UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.


The Health and Nutrition Specialist will perform the following functions:

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and support
  • Contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management
  • Make quality technical contributions to the development and implementation of Integrated Health and Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership
  • Ensure that work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise
  • Monitor and evaluate project implementation progress for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability
  • Provide technical support to government and NGOs at various stages of the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries


Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: Public Health, Human Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development or any other relevant technical field
  • First university degree (bachelor’s) in a relevant field combined with two additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  •  Five years of relevant professional experience, minimum, in one or more of the following areas: Public Health, Nutrition Planning and Management, Maternal and Neonatal Healthcare, or Health Emergency Preparedness, Humanitarian Preparedness
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival and development, health and nutrition care
  • Experience working in a developing country and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organisation is considered an asset
  • Fluency in French
  • Knowledge of English and another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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