Health & Nutrition Officer, Bogota, Colombia

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Colombia

City: Bogotá, Colombia

Office: UNICEF Bogota

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Friday, 26 February 2021

Health & Nutrition Officer (NOB), Fixed Term , Bogotá -Colombia, post #115010, Only National Citizens

Job no: 537274

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Colombia Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Colombia

Department/Office: Bogota, Colombia

Categories: Health, NO-2

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,

At UNICEF COLOMBIA we work to generate positive changes in the lives of children and adolescents. Our current work plan runs from 2021 to the end of 2024 and aims to ensure that children and adolescents enjoy their rights through equitable access to social services, improve their learning and live protected from all types of violence. We work throughout Colombia, with special focus on the departments where children have fewer opportunities: Chocó, Cauca, Nariño, Antioquia, Córdoba, Amazonas, Putumayo, La Guajira, Caquetá, Atlántico, Arauca and Norte de Santander. For more information visit the following link:

How can you make a difference?

The Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the health & nutrition programmes/projects within the Country Programme, from development planning to delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results, aligned with Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy of the Organization.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support to programme development and planning

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

Networking and partnership building

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

A University Degree in Public Health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health& Nutrition programmes.

Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in Public Health and/or Nutrition.

Professional experience working with Government counterparts, implementing partners and other relevant institutions or organizations.

Tags biostatistics caribbean region development planning environmental health family health health education health policy knowledge management latin america monitoring and evaluation nutrition programmes programme implementation programme management social services

Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or agency is an asset.

Field work experience.

Background/familiarity with Emergency.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


Health and Nutrition Officer Level 2.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s core values are Care, Respect, Integrity, trust & Accountability

The Core competencies required for the post are:·

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Advertised: Feb 11 2021 SA Pacific Standard Time Application close: Feb 25 2021 SA Pacific Standard Time