Thursday, February 25, 2016


Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/TASR15
Title: NPO/Nutrition & Physical Activity
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  12 Months Renewable
Application Deadline: 3 March 2016
Duty Station:  Lusaka, Zambia
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) / AF/HSS Health Systems and Services (AF/HSS)
  • Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Health and relevant partners for coordination, accelerated implementation and monitoring of Nutrition activities.
  • Provide guidance on population dietary goals and evidence informed policies and programmes;
  • Disseminating and advocating for the adoption of evidence-informed policies and programmes and support country adaptation;
  • Monitoring global trends in nutrition and supporting surveillance.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will be required to perform the following duties:
  • Review and analyze national nutrition health policies, strategies, programmes and related legislation;
  • Coordinate nutrition health care activities;
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of operational plans and tools for nutrition;
  • Provide technical assistance for the implementation of nutrition interventions;
  • Establish and coordinate effective partnerships with key stakeholders and donor agencies involved in nutrition programming;
  • Assist in promotion and implementation of operations research for nutrition;
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes;
  • Perform any other duties as required.
  • The incumbent will be the focal person for Nutrition programme at the WCO. He/she will provide lead technical support to the MOH and MCDMCH in order to achieve the national programme and WHO objectives.
  • He/she will have an additional advisory role seeking for guidance from the WR for any issue that requires major decision making or the organization’s commitment.
Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or other related field obtained from a recognized institution.
Desirable: A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, preferably in Nutrition, Public Health or Epidemiology
Competencies: Generic
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Producing results.
Competencies: Functional
  • Significant knowledge of and experience in Nutrition programmes, including basic epidemiological skills, analysis and interpretation of data. Publication in peer reviewed journals will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, interest, tact and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women’s rights, development principles and projects, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office application software, SPSS or EPI Info
Essential: More than five years’ experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and supervision of nutrition activities at national level.
Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral Organizations at country level. Proven competency in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes
Languages: English


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