Health and Nutrition Specialist and Child Protection Specialist UNICEF

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Health and Nutrition Specialist and Child Protection Specialist UNICEF

 

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Ethiopia is experiencing one of the most severe La Niña-induced droughts in the last decades following three consecutive failed rainy seasons since late 2020. This prolonged drought is affecting over 8.1 million people living in the southern and south-eastern of the country across four regions of Ethiopia: Oromia (10 zones), Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region – SNNPR (9 zones), South West Ethiopian Peoples Regional State – SWEPRS (3 zones) , Somali (10 zones)., This is wiping out the now fragile coping capacity of the large nomadic pastoralist community that is reliant on livestock and deepening food insecurity and malnutrition. While not initially included in the multiagency drought response plan, Afar Region faces recurrent drought, now coupled with active conflict and this has eroded community coping capacity. The drought is expanding and an increasing number of woredas have been classified as priority 1 hotspot woredas requiring urgent nutrition, health and other humanitarian interventions. According to the regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), across pastoral areas, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is showing major vegetative deficits that are, in many cases, worse than during the same period in 2011 and in 2017 (the two most recent severe droughts).

1. Health and Nutrition Specialist

Quick Details about the jobs
  • Health & Nutrition Specialist
  • Job no: 551537
  • Contract type: Temporary Appointment
  • Duty Station: Gode
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Categories: Health and Nutrition
  • Deadline: 23rd June 2022
Qualification:
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
Experience:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition.
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health and nutrition care.
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to apply?

Interested applicants can read the job descriptions and requirements from jobs offer organization carefully and be sure to fill out the online application completely and accurately.

2. Child Protection Specialist

Quick Details about the jobs
  • Child Protection Specialist
  • Job no: 551732
  • Contract type: Temporary Appointment
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Categories: Child Protection, Education, Health
  • Deadline: 21st June 2022
Qualification:
  • Advanced University degree in social sciences; psychology; international development; public health or in similar relevant disciplines.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of health, education and child protection including social work systems, humanitarian principles, child safeguarding measures and established international standards on mental health and psychosocial support for children including adolescents.
  • Strong coordination, organizational, relationship building and facilitation skills whether face to face or remotely with diverse stakeholders involving senior government, UN and NGO/INGO and academics.
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-sectoral programme design and knowledge management, including remote coordination.
  • Comfortable to work independently while coordinating closely with different teams.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
Experience:
  • A minimum of Five year of relevant professional work experience in MHPSS programming, including in humanitarian contexts.

How to apply?

Interested applicants can read the job descriptions and requirements from jobs offer organization carefully and be sure to fill out the online application completely and accurately.

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