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  • Posted: Sep 4, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, ...
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    Nutrition Officer


    • Participates in the development of the government and UNICEF work plan(s) and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives.
    • Provide guidance and support to focal government staff and partners to manage and implement Programme/projects (strengthening working group and coordination structures), conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts, donors and/or other partners, meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programme/projects and prepares programme/project status reports required for management, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports,
    • Identify capacity building needs and sustainability of programme/projects and assists partners and government authorities to plan and organize capacity strengthening programmes.
    • Participates in technical development of relevant guidelines, strategies, policies, etc and supports their implementation through monitoring and evaluation
    • Supports the development of partnership programmes and documents for the nutrition services implementation
    • Supports partners for programme roll-out, including training and monitoring. This includes analyzing quarterly technical reports from partners and addresses presenting issues in consultation with supervisor
    • Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to supervisor, section chief or representative, as required.
    • Participates in meetings with Ministries responsible for programme/project review and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
    • Assists in the development and/or introduction of innovative approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation with a focus on MIYCN.
    • Contributes towards the preparation of the situation analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, ensuring accurate and timely input of programme information in surveys, HMIS/CBHIS programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes on MIYCN
    • Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues


    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, Social Science, public health, health Education/promotion or related technical field
    • At least a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience of working in nutrition and at least one year working on maternal, infant and young child nutrition in Kenya; additional years of experience will be an added advantage
    • Experience in implementing programs in Liaison with Ministry of health.
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.

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    Child Protection Specialist

    Job Description:

    The Child Protection Specialist (Migration) will work closely with Child Protection in Emergencies, Violence Against Children and Child Protection Systems Specialists in the Child Protection section as well as with key sections such as Humanitarian Action Resilience and Peace Building (HARP), Education, Adolescents and Gender ones and Country Offices staff, to ensure that migration issues are effectively considered and coherently integrated into appropriate work streams.

    The Child Protection Specialist will direct, lead and manage the work of the office on children on the move, including support to strengthen cross-border child protection mechanisms and inclusion of children on the move in existing national systems in the region.


    • Programme Development, planning and managementResponsible for the development of programme proposals and other actions to leverage funds for the areas of responsibilities, reflecting priorities for the area of migration and children on the move, including a key focus on the efficient and effective development of protection-focused migration and refugee policy and programming. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated. Certifies disbursement of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with regulation and guidelines.
    • Advisory services and technical supportStrengthen capacity at country and regional levels by developing inter-agency standard-setting guidance and tools to support work on protection focused migration and refugee issues. This will take place though strategizing with country and regional offices and partners to raise awareness of the guidelines, informed by a collected body of knowledge that can be shared and replicated across countries. Provide technical assistance to country offices for the design and implementation of child protection programmes related to children on the move. Provide quality assurance of interventions across countries, including coordination of cross-border activities and programmes related to children on the move.
    • Advocacy, networking and partners buildingDevelop and maintain inter-agency relationships with external partners and UN agencies, such as UNHCR, IOM, the African Union and Regional Economic Communities, supporting the development of enhanced policy frameworks to advance the protection of children on the move.
    • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingKeep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems related to children on the move. Promote knowledge management/sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme direction and on introduction of new initiatives.

    Impact of Results

    • The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of child protection programme/projects and the achievements of sustainable results contributes to the achievement of goals and objective to create a protective environment for children on the move against harm and all forms of violent and ensures their survival, development and well-being in society. Achievement in child protection programme and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promote greater social equality in the country.
    • The decision of the incumbent directly affects UNICEF’s leadership role in the area of children on the move, migration and protection; effectiveness of country programmes and regional interventions; and timely recruitment of technical consultant for effective programme response.
    • The recommendation of the incumbent will affect the direction of programming approaches; strategic planning and the development of future policies; and programmes and projects related to children on the move, migration and protection.


    • Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
    • Five years professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response. Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
    • Excellent written reporting skills
    • Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset

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