Consultants for Emergency Roster – Nutrition in Emergency Preparedness and Response

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National Individual Consultants for Emergency Roster – Nutrition in Emergency Preparedness and Response based in Kathmandu and Provinces of Nepal, UNICEF Nepal Country Office ( Only for Nepalese Nationals)

Job Number: 519685 
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Nepal
Work Type : Consultancy
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Purpose of this Consultancy,

The basic purpose of the consultancy is to coordinate with Governments ( Federal, Provinces and Local Governments) and federal, provincial and local health institutions  for nutrition in emergency preparedness and response in line with CCC and then documenting the nutrition response activities for best practices and lesson learned under normal and humanitarian response.

Specific Tasks

 Under the direct supervision of Nutrition Specialist of Nutrition section at central level and nutrition /Officer of Field Offices with technical guidance from UNCEF Nutrition team, the consultant will accomplish the following activities and tasks within the stipulated timeline.

Task 1: Support federal government provincial government, Provincial Health Directorate, DHOs, health facilities and local governments to develop the capacity of and mobilize the Health Workers (HWs) and Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) of various districts of different Provinces vulnerable to disaster to prevent and treat malnourished children , micronutrient deficiencies, support MIYCN.

Task 2: Support in logistics management. Develop delivery report of logistic supplies for humanitarian response (Fortified Super flour, Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), F-milk, Multi-micronutrient powder, Vitamin A capsule, Deworming medicine, Iron folic acid tablets, MUAC tape, Recording and Reporting forms, IEC/ training materials, Guidelines and Protocol) to health facilities, OTCs, stabilization centers, NRHs and beneficiaries of the nutrition response.

Task 3: Support to federal government, provincial government, local government, DHO/DPHOs and health facilities of emergency prone/affected districts for nutrition in preparedness for response and recovery actions.

Task 4: Support to federal government, provincial government, local government, DHO/DPHOs and health facilities of flood prone/affected districts for effective management of nutrition information under humanitarian response and then it’s reporting to Nutrition Cluster/ Family Welfare Division, MoSD, Provincial Health Directorate, PHEOC  and UNICEF.

Task 5: Provide technical support throughout all stages of programming processes by preparing materials/documentations.

Task 6: Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development & sharing and to build the capacity of stakeholders.

Task 7: Prepare best case/practices documentation of nutrition in humanitarian preparedness and response actions.

Working Conditions

The Consultant based in Kathmandu will work under the supervision of the Emergency Nutrition Specialist and for Consultants based in Provinces will work under the supervision of Nutrition Officers of UNICEF Field Office to support the emergency situation.

 Qualification and competencies

  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition or Public Health

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in nutrition related programmes
  • Experience of working with or in partnership with MoHP and its functionaries
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and multi-sectoral environment

Special skills:

  • Knowledge, skill and experience of working in Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Micronutrient Supplementation, Behaviour Change Communication and Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition will be and added advantage
  • Work experience in humanitarian context will be an asset
  • Strong organizational and logistics skills
  • Well verged in Micro-soft package (Window, Excel, PowerPoint)

Competencies:

  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy
  • Good data analysis and data management skill
  • Fluency in English

 For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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.

Remarks:

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

This is a call for interest for National Individual Consultants to be included in Emergency Consultant Roster of UNICEF Nepal Country Office in the sector of Nutrition.Opening Date Tue Feb 05 2019 10:15:00 GMT+0700 (Western Indonesia Time) Nepal Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Feb 19 2019 01:10:00 GMT+0700 (Western Indonesia Time) 

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