Somalia: Nutrition Consultant – Mogadishu, Somalia – (International consultant)

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 fulfill their potential.

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

How can you make a difference?

  • Consolidate the soft copy of the revised guidelines and annexes to be submitted to UNICEF Supply section for mass printing through LTA modality
  • Consolidate the training kit and annexes to be submitted to UNICEF Supply section for mass printing through LTA modality
  • Support MoH to translate the English version of the guidelines, training kit and annexes into Somali
  • Support MoH to prepare and organize the launch of the IMAM guidelines by the Minister of Health and both representatives of UNICEF and WFP
  • Facilitate the training of trainers in Central South Regions, Puntland and Hargeisa
  • Prepare training activity reports for submission to MoH and UNICEF
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Home Economics, Human Nutrition- Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • A minimum of five (5) of relevant professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country;
  • Experience in developing guidelines for the management of severe acute malnutrition at country level;
  • Experience in conducting training of medical doctors for the management of SAM at country level;
  • Knowledge and experience with recent WHO recommendations on the management of SAM and evidence on the management of MAM;
  • Experience developing reports, case-studies and policy briefs, for a range of audiences including practitioners in the field and policy makers;
  • Knowledge of current or previous experience of working in Somalia on public health and nutrition programmes is an asset
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management with UNICEF is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • 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.

    View our competency framework at:

    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.


    Kindly include your fee quotation and indicate how soon you will be available.


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

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