Deadline: 25 October, 2021

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to fill the role of Nutrition Cluster Coordinator.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Explore and identify appropriate new partners to engage in nutrition in emergencies in Ethiopia and facilitate the active engagement of agencies in the cluster at national and/or subnational level, focusing on partners with capacity to conduct rapid assessments, nutrition surveys, analysis, etc
  • Regularly liaise with the subnational cluster focal points (if applicable) to identify progress, gaps, bottlenecks, and challenges in implementation of nutrition surveys/assessments/analysis
  • Send feedback to the national cluster and propose corrective actions (if needed)
  • Identify and liaise with FSL and other cluster partners to advocate integration of nutrition rapid assessments/screening and nutrition indicators into their respective RAs
  • Provide regular inputs from cluster partners for nutrition cluster information management products, cluster bulletins, etc., including needs, gaps, supply pipeline updates, etc
  • Coordinate and support cluster partners in inter-cluster initial rapid need assessments (IRNA), multi-cluster initial rapid assessments (MIRA), humanitarian needs overview (HNO), IPC analysis, etc., by identifying the appropriate partner for the assessments/surveys, ensuring that all partners use agreed cluster tools and provide relevant inputs to the national nutrition cluster coordination team
  • Coordinate all planned nutrition assessment through the chair of NIWG (if applicable) by maintaining the database of all planned assessments and surveys
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other sectors to ensure nutrition assessments are conducted using standardised tools and methods
  • Coordinate with nutrition cluster IMO to ensure that cluster IM products related to surveys/assessments updated


  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health and Nutrition, Health, Nutrition Research, Policy and/or Management, Health Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Eight years, minimum, of relevant professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development, cluster coordination and/or management in a UN system agency or organisation is an asset
  • Work experience in a developing country and/or familiarity with emergencies is an asset
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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