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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Job Vacancy for Nutrition Officer (Information Management) at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Company Description:

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer (Information Management) , NO-2

Job Number: 527930
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
The information management officer will be responsible for the delivery of the core functions below:

Information Management:

  • Maintain information databases and general project IM tools including consolidation, analysis and report/disseminate of data collected throughout various assessments
  • Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
  • As and when needed, coordinate and plan for meetings, develop agenda, document minutes and share action points with all relevant persons.
  • Support complete, quality and timely reporting on the project based on agreed monitoring frameworks.
  • Work with field office to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities
  • Provide support in reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition/CBT programming
  • Support other IMOs in the section to compile, clean and analyse nutrition/CBT data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice (IYCFP), Micronutrients etc.
FIT Surveillance System:
  • Takes lead in operationalization of the FIT surveillance protocol.
  • Under the leadership of the Chief of Nutrition and in partnership with other IMOs (in nutrition and other sectors/sections) and relevant colleagues, review the protocol, data collection templates, reporting tools and reporting dashboards to adapt to changing needs
  • With the support of the Borno Field Office Surveillance IMO, effectively and efficiently manage the FIT surveillance team
  • Manage the data management process for FIT surveillance system ensuring that timely and quality surveillance data is available according to the protocol
  • Ensures that timely and accurate information from the FIT surveillance system is displayed on the web-based platform and shared with all sector partners to support planning and response.
  • Preparation of survey reports and newsletters and share findings with partners for improved action in nutrition.
  • Prepare briefs and presentations as and when needed for decision making and prioritization of nutrition interventions.
Project Performance Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Support the preparation of quarterly, annual and adhoc reports and newsletters and share findings with stakeholders for informed decision making on the project and the humanitarian nutrition situation.
  • Conduct field visits to project target areas to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting and provide supportive supervision as and when needed.
  • Provide support to the Shani and Nangere pilot evaluation and documentation
  • Support resource mobilization activities for the nutrition section
  • Provide any other relevant support as requested by the Chief of Nutrition.

  • A First University Degree (Bachelor's) in Public Health, Epidemiology, Information Systems/Information Management, Statistics/Mathematics, Data Management or related field is required
  • Advanced University Degree (M.Sc/Ph.D) in the mentioned fields is highly desirable.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in Public Health, Public Policy, Nutrition, Information/Knowledge/Data Management or related field in developing country context.
  • Experience in results-based management especially in developing and reporting on log frames.
  • Experience in data collection, with extensive experience, compiling and analysing quantitative data and producing relevant graphical representations of analysed data.
  • Proven experience in synthesizing relevant information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences.
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required; fluency in another UN working language is an asset
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri is desirable
Technical Competencies:
  • Ability to synthesize information from different sources into a coherent document
  • Professional technical knowledge in data management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and skills to use different software to manage data properly such as EpiData, EpiInfo, STATA, ENA, SPSS, R
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
  • Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Leadership and ability to work with people.
  • Strong drive for result
  • Strong and effective communication and writing skills.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
Application Closing Date
2nd December, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.


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