Junior Officer, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund


Junior Officer, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
Closing date: Sunday, 1 May 2022

General

Description of assignment title: Junior Officer

Assignment country: Tanzania

Expected start date: 09/01/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 2. Zero hunger

Volunteer category: International UN University Volunteer

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF

Type: Onsite

Duration: 6 months

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Dar es Salaam

Details

Mission and objectives

UNICEF, in full called the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

Context

During the current country programme 2015-2022, UNICEF supported the Government of Tanzania to create an enabling environment for nutrition, which included advocacy for domestic financing of nutrition interventions, strengthening national and sub-national coordination mechanisms, strengthening nutrition information systems and evidence generation. UNICEF also supported the implementation of maternal and early childhood nutrition programmes in Mbeya, Iringa, Songwe and Njombe regions in Mainland and in Zanzibar. Therefore, the country has made considerable progress on domestic resources mobilization for nutrition, increased capacities of Ministries Departments Agencies and Local Government Authorities to generate and use evidence on nutrition activities implementation and budget tracking. As a result, in 2021, 546,669 (89 percent) caregivers of children under two years with regular counselling services promoting early childhood pro-nutrition behaviours; 3,657 children with severe acute malnutrition were being treated in Mainland and Zanzibar, representing 46 percent of the annual target. In addition, UNICEF supported quality lifesaving treatment to 1,365 children with SAM (83% of annual target) in refugee and host community children in Kibondo, Kasulu, and Kakonko districts; 83% (7,256,572) and 97% (238,507) of children 6 – 59 months were supplemented with vitamin A in the Mainland and Zanzibar. These achievements have barely been documented yet we anticipated that this could enhance the field of knowledge in Tanzania across regions and contribute to improve nutrition programming in Tanzania. The UN volunteer will contribute to the generation of evidence, to the nutrition team advocacy efforts and the dissemination of knowledge.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of nutrition section, and working closely with the officer responsible for information system, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: -Support the nutrition section and implementing partners to draft, review and finalize human interest stories, articles, press releases, and other advocacy/information materials on early childhood nutrition, school age, adolescent, and maternal nutrition. -Support the nutrition section to draft a comprehensive report on processes, progress, successes, challenges, and opportunities/way forward in Tanzania on each nutrition programme components. -Design regional nutrition profiles. -Assist to identify nutrition programmes elements which can be prepared as draft articles for peer-reviewed journals, case studies for publication in non-peer reviewed journals (UNICEF field notes, ENN, etc.), joint UN nutrition initiatives, integrated programming involving nutrition, etc. -Participate to field visits, especially in UNICEF supported regions in the Mainland and Zanzibar -Support the literature review, including published reports and articles and unpublished nutrition reports. -Support to perform secondary data analysis from surveys, research and program reports. -Support the nutrition officer responsible for information system to conduct key informants’ (CSOs, development partners and government) interviews. -Participate in stakeholder’s validation workshop/meetings through preliminary findings analysis workshop and presentation of the draft reports.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria

ELIGIBILITY – Candidates must be Korean nationals between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of application. – You must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree or have recently graduated (no longer than 12 months ago at the time of application). – Candidates who already served on a UN Volunteer assignment funded by KOICA are not eligible. APPLICATION – If you are currently enrolled in a university and have not yet obtained a university degree, indicate in the section ‘Academic qualifications’ under ‘diploma/degree obtained’ that you are still studying and towards which degree. In the ‘to’ field, enter the current date, as the system does not allow you to enter a future date. Instead of the degree certificate, upload any evidence of your enrollment, for example a transcript. – You may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form. – If you are above the age of 26, a notification will be displayed that you are not eligible to apply. You may ignore this and proceed with submitting your application. – Application deadline: 1 May 2022 SELECTION – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entity between 23 May and 3 June. – Selected candidates will be invited to attend a mandatory online preparation training on 15 and 18 August. +++ UN Volunteer entitlement calculator: https://app.unv.org/calculator +++

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Nationality

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Donor priorities

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Requirements

Required experience

0 years of experience in -Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to two years) in nutrition /communication/ socio-sciences. -Being proactive and innovative. -Being curious about nutrition programming and implementation. -Having good writing skills.

Area(s) of expertise

Communication

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Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree or have recently graduated (no longer than 12 months ago at the time of application) in communication or/and nutrition or socio sciences.

Competencies and values

Integrity, Team work

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s most important city for both business and government. The city contains high concentrations of trade and other services and manufacturing compared to other parts of Tanzania, which has about 80 percent of its population in rural areas. Downtown includes many small businesses, many of which are run by traders and proprietors whose families originated from the Middle East and Indian sub-continent—areas of the world with which the settlements of the Tanzanian coast have had long-standing trading relations.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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