Job description for Nutrition Specialist, P4, WCAR Accra, Ghana role at UNICEF Ghana in Accra

Date Posted: 67 weeks ago

Nutrition Specialist, P4, WCAR Accra, Ghana

Employment Type - full-time

Employer's Proposed Salary - The salary for this job should be between 134,727 USD and 173,702 USD.

Application Deadline - Not provided

Job Description

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, , or another health-related science field.

A minimum of eight years of progressive professional experience in a developing country context in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.

Demonstrated experience of managing health/nutrition teams and leading nutrition programs is required.

Demonstrated experience in advancing public finance management, domestic financing for children on nutrition is required.
Demonstrated experience in leading & managing data & research on child nutrition is required.
Demonstrated experience of working on nutrition policy (Maternity Act, BMS code, Regulation of unhealthy food, etc.) including analysis towards policy development is required.
Previous experience of supporting government led health & nutrition systems including information management systems at the decentralized level is required.
Demonstrated experience in community engagement for improved nutrition practices and demand for services is required.
Previous experience in workforce strengthening is highly desirable.
Experience of partnership building with the private sector is highly desirable. Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
Works Collaboratively with others
Builds and Maintains Partnerships
Innovates and Embraces Change
Thinks and Acts Strategically
Drives to achieve impactful results
Manages ambiguity and complexity
To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.

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