Geographical remit : East, South and Central part of Africa, as well few contexts in NAME region - with specific focus on DRC, CAR, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Syria and Yemen.
The position is based in Nairobi, with significant travel - depending on operational priorities of client delegations, the field presence can reach up to 70 %.
Work can have a global impact or a more regional dimension depending on the priorities agreed with the EcoSec Unit, Geneva nutritionists, Head of Regional Affairs and the delegations supported.
Desired profile and skills
Master's degree in nutrition or public health or equivalent professional experience
Proven experience of 5 years in nutrition;
Professional experience in international work in low resource settings, especially in emergencies;
Sound understanding of the project cycle, establishing appropriate (SMART) objectives and indicators is required;
Strong capacities manage a team of nutritionists;
Sound experience of project management, reporting and communication
Fluent in English and French; any other language knowledge (e.g. Arabic, Spanish, Russian) is an asset
Our operational & field constraints
In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
You are in good health and will do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
You are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 6 months
In line with our security guidelines, you hold a manual driving license
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Competitive employment package with attractive social benefits and opportunities for further in-house training
A first assignment of 24 months based in Nairobi , with up to 70% of the time on mission abroad
Possibility to bring partner / spouse and children under 20 years of age on assignment after the first 6 months of contract
Opportunity to join the Nutritionist talent pool and be considered for future assignments globally
How to join Ready to apply? You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport and driving license before 12 April 2021.
Preferable starting date : August 30th, 2021.
We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment.