Policy Specialist

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5119/18669
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Temporary Appointment
Contract level TA - P3
Duration 364 days
Application period 08-Oct-2019 to 10-Nov-2019


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.



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Launched in September 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement catalyses collective action towards ending malnutrition in all its forms. Led by 61 SUN Countries and the Indian States of Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the SUN Movement is an unprecedented effort to bring together stakeholders – governments, national and international civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – to create an enabling environment to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, and all stakeholders in the Movement are committed to scaling up nutrition, by strengthening four strategic processes:

  1. Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment;
  2. Prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
  3. Implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
  4. Effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

The SUN Movement Secretariat was established in 2012 as a small coordinating mechanism to support SUN countries, helping them connect with each other for support and advice, and ensuring coordinated and coherent support from actors in a series of networks. The Secretariat also maintains momentum across the SUN Movement, catalyzing interest and action in new or problematic nutrition issues. Finally, the Secretariat tracks and communicates the progress made by each SUN country, and the Movement as a whole.

The SUN Movement Coordinator, a UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Secretariat and represents the SUN Movement globally. Day-to-day management of the Secretariat is the responsibility of the Director of the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS).




Central to the SUN Movement Secretariat, and reporting to the Coordinator of the...

Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Political Science, Social S...

At least five years (seven years with bachelor's degree) of progressively r...

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Re...

Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in either Spanish, Fr...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: Temporary Appointment (TA) Contract level: P-3 (ICS-10) C...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

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