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The UNICEF Health and Nutrition Specialist (Emergency) will ensure leadership, coordination, planning, strategy development and advocacy on behalf of UNICEF programming within the Health and Nutrition Clusters. The incumbent will be based in Beira (Sofala province) to ensure proper implementation and monitoring of the UNICEF Emergency Health and Nutrition response and conduct periodic missions to Cabo Delgado to support the team there. She/he will be an active member of the health and nutrition cluster at a provincial and central level, by participating in the meetings (provincial level) or by providing regular updates and meaningful analyses of the field situation to the CHN Section (central level).
The Health and Nutrition Specialist (Emergency) will undertake the following activities on a regular basis in order to:
The Health and Nutrition Specialist (Emergency) will be supervised by and report directly to Head of Field Office, with technical supervision by the Chief, Health & Nutrition.
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.