Nutrition Specialist - Tenders Global

Nutrition Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

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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.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Understand the gap in the existing production lines established; get an efficient design and machinery lists with equipment specifications for an Egg powder processing line.
  • Coordinate engineering inputs to support the necessary modification and adaptation of existing equipment to produce egg powder at scale.
  • Support the local food industry to undertake the dry runs and troubleshoot equipment to support adequate pasteurization, homogenization, cleaning, and functioning of the spray drier.
  • Liaison with global equipment suppliers and assess proposals for optimizing the existing line and continuous technical support.
  • Work with the identified suppliers, the local food industry, and the UNICEF Innovations as well as the Supply teams to ensure timely procurement, importation, and on-ground optimization of the production lines necessary for egg powder production and other local food solutions at scale.
  • Provide technical support in developing a pipeline of potential local food solutions including papaya and avocado powders, designing and developing local nutritious bars, and small and medium-scale production of affordable, safe, and context-relevant nutritious foods. In coordination with the social behavior change team at UNICEF, support innovations at the community level to develop context-appropriate food products in small to medium-scale industries.
  • Provide technical support to the community of practice for developing local food solutions/products aiming at improving maternal, child, and adolescent diets in Ethiopia – including the development of a nutrition bar, nutritious foods for complementary feeding, etc.
  • Provide technical support to partners in establishing the capacity for value addition in food processing including large-scale food fortification for oil, wheat, and salt.
  • Contribute to the roadmap and capacity development for the local production of nutrition commodities in Ethiopia, including Multiple Micronutrient Supplements, and Vitamin A.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
  • Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Food technology, food sciences, or another related field.
Experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: food technology, food products research and development, and industrial-scale production of food products.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, or Russian) or the local language is an asset.

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