at World Health Organization
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 31, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Contract
Base Salary 27876
Currency USD



Strengthen the role of the WCO by providing technical support to Ministry of Health and other implementing partners to strengthen nutrition surveillance system and implementation of the national nutrition strategy to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition.


The incumbent will be expected to: •Provide technical support for the development of a national framework for strengthening and harmonizing the national nutrition surveillance system•Support the Ministry of Health in efforts of seeking multisectoral collaboration, including Donors, for operationalization of the nutrition surveillance system •Support the effective coordination/integration of the nutrition system into the national health information system•Support the development of capacity building training in nutrition surveillance•Support advocacy efforts at country level for nutrition data use in policy formulation, programme planning and monitoring•Provide support to Ministry of Health for the implementation of action plan for improving the quality and availability of routine data for nutritional surveillance •Monitor and evaluate implementation of activities to strengthen the national nutrition surveillance system•Provide regular progress report on the implementation status of the nutrition activities and more especially linked to the EC project. Support close collaboration with UNICEF colleagues and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the EC project to strengthen the national nutrition surveillance system, including providing timely progress reports•Perform any other duties as required for the success of the Nutrition program



Essential: First degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Nutrition policy or development studies, Health & Nutrition Education, Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, or other closely related field of study to nutritional issues.
Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health or Epidemiology


Essential: At least 5 years’ experience in national planning, implementing, monitoring and supervision of nutrition activities, including nutrition surveillance or health information systems.
Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral Organizations at country level. Proven competency in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes; data organization and analysis, including application of appropriate software for data analysis.


•Excellent knowledge in nutrition programmes; Proven competence in appropriate training skills and/or epidemiological research; ability to establish and maintain efficient working relationships’•Excellent Knowledge and demonstrated ability to write technical reports; ability to motivate and guide development of capacity at national level; ability to carry out advocacy and communicate nutrition messages

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Grade : NOC

Vacancy Notice (Requisition) Number 2002944

Additional Information 

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.
  • Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test as form of screening. Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.
  • Note that this is a national position, and only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 27,876 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


Applying Instructions

Closing Date: Aug 12, 2020, 2:59:00 PM


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

Qualified candidates should apply through WHO online recruitment portal through the link Please follow the below link to apply on Stellis at  or

Technical Officer Nutrition

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