Recruitment of Experienced Nutrition Specialists for the WHO Regional Office for Africa

Posted by | 10.24.2012

In the context of increased commitment of WHO to nutrition, the WHO Regional Office for Africa is calling for applications in country and regional offices.

Please submit your applications through the WHO e-recruitment system: (

Country position in Rwanda

Application Deadline: 26 October 2012

Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/12/FT393
Title: Technical Officer/NUT
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Duration of contract: One (01) year renewable
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

The incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties:
1. Develop national capacities and partnerships for mainstreaming nutrition in health care and for positioning good nutrition as committees and relevant UN initiatives and in the joint planning and implementation for nutrition central to national development and provide support the country to develop, adapt and use appropriate technical guidelines and tools;
2. Provide technical support to the implementation of the national nutrition and NCDs Strategic Plans, including surveillance systems, monitoring and evaluation and ensure linkage with other health and food security information and surveillance systems;
3. Promote and support the scaling up of nutrition interventions and help strengthen capacity building for district planning, budgeting and implementing of sustainable and cost effective interventions (e.g., improved Food security and fortification, enhanced breastfeeding and complementary feeding programs, appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategies, etc.);
4. Provide guidance and support to the country in epidemiology and strategic management of related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs);
5. Support monitoring, research and reporting systems on the burden of nutritional and other NCD problems,
6. Represent the WHO country office in various partnership and technical outcomes of the country
7. Collect, analyze and disseminate good practices in the area of nutrition and regularly report on nutrition activities in the country
8. Carry out any other tasks as requested by the WR.
Required qualification : Master’s level University degree in Food Science and Nutrition with postgraduate degree in Public Health or (2) A Health related Master’s degree with post-graduate qualification in Nutrition and or NCD