Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF - Uganda

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Nutrition Specialist in its Office in Gulu, Uganda.

Purpose of post:
Under the supervision and the technical guidance of the Health and Nutrition Specialist, the incumbent will contribute to create / strengthen local capacity for delivering nutrition interventions in Acholi regions covering 4 districts Kitgum, Pader, Gulu and Amuru.

Your profile:
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, public health , nutrition or related technical field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in nutrition programming, nutrition programme management, monitoring and evaluation. Experience working on nutrition capacity building and on programmes to treat acute malnutrition would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Supervisory and managerial skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-09-610 to: [email protected].

Applications should be received by 9 October 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.