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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, .... Health & Nutrition
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
The consultant, under the direct supervision of Health Specialist (RMNCAH) and overall guidance of the Chiefs of Health and Nutrition in UNICEF, will closely collaborate with MoH Public Health Department (both the Child Health and Nutrition Unit and the Reproductive Health Unit) and NFNC, Provincial Health Directors (PHDs), District Health Directors (DHDs), WHO, NGOs and other implementing partners. This role specifically focuses on the integration of nutrition interventions across various RMNCAH interventions being supported by the health sector and must ensure effective coordination of the multi-sectoral components of the SUN-II programme’s broader programme goals
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The consultant must possess the following:
i. A Masters Degree in Public Health, Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, and Health Sciences.
ii. At least eight years’ relevant experience including in designing, reporting, and delivering Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health programmes including Maternal and Child Nutrition
iii. Knowledge of RMNCAH and Nutrition programme context in Zambia
iv. Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written).
v. Proven experience in planning, supervising health, and nutrition programmes
vi. Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural and multi-cultural settings and teams, and to deliver high-quality results within expected time frames.
vii. Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals and USD for Non Zambian applicants.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.