Nutrition Intern, 7 Months, Full-time, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Level: Internship
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Nutrition, Health and Nutrition

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, nutrition

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with UNICEF’s work. This nutrition program internship in UNICEF is a great opportunity to acquire practical working experience while contributing to the achievement of stop stunting flagship, SDG, WHA, and country (FNS and HSTP II) targets. The objective is for the intern to support the Country Office in multi-sectoral nutrition advocacy, information system, coordination, and evidence generation.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of a Nutrition Specialist, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support and monitor the functioning of the regional Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Coordination mechanism, review the Multisectoral TA’s monthly reports, provide feedback, and compile reports.
  • Monitor the multisectoral nutrition coordination status through ODK and prepare briefs.
  • Support and follow up the rollout of UNISE in target woredas and facilitate evidence-informed decision-making using available and timely multisectoral data through UNISE.
  • Provide training to regional, Zonal, and Woreda Managers on the planning and implementing of nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions.
  • Monitor and support the visibility of Food and Nutrition  Policy/Strategy through social media.
  • Support the implementation of recommended strategies for the nutrition-specific and multisectoral nutrition coordination operational research.
  • Conduct field visits for technical support

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

  • He/she should be enrolled at a university at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate in Public Health, Health, Nutrition, public health, or related field is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications such as MS Office.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. UNICEF Ethiopia especially encourages qualified female candidates including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time