Consultancy: Nutrition Information Management (Open to Philippine Nationals)

Manila

Scope of Services Nutrition data, knowledge and information are significant priorities that contribute to better programming and enhanced nutrition results for children. The purpose of this consultancy is to support collection and analysis of data and information, Monitoring & Evaluation, and knowledge management of nutrition programmes with focus on Micronutrient Supplementation; Infant and Young Child Feeding; management of Severe Acute Malnutrition; and Nutrition in Emergencies. The consultant will be supervised by the Nutrition Policy Specialist and will work closely with the Nutrition Specialists and consultants in Manila and Mindanao Field Office. Further, the consultant will engage with the Department of Health (DOH)/National Nutrition Council (NNC), DOH/NNC Regional Offices and Provincial Health Offices (PHO) as part of country data collection and strengthening the monitoring, evaluation and information systems of nutrition programming in the country.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

 

Specific objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Support the nutrition section in monitoring, reporting of workplan and Nutridash indicators:
    • Collect, compile, clean and analyse nutrition data (Micronutrient Supplementation, IYCF, CMAM) received from government and partners and prepare briefs, visuals and presentations as needed.
    • Coordinate with partners and government agencies for the data collection for the Nutrition Dashboard (Nutridash).
    • Complete and regularly update information management outputs of regular and emergency nutrition programmes.
    • Keep and enhance database of nutrition program indicators (e.g. trained personnel, targeted areas).
    • Provide data and information management support including but not limited to development of maps, dashboards, infographics and others for nutrition team project proposals and advocacy.

 

  • Provide technical support to DOH/NNC in the development and strengthening of country monitoring, evaluation and nutrition information system:
    • Support the government initiatives in conceptualizing and operationalizing a nutrition information systems in pilot areas.
    • Support trainings on information management and provide technical assistance on the development of information systems.
    • Support NNC/DOH to develop appropriate strategies to enhance existing routine reporting systems to ensure adequate reporting and information sharing.
    • Assist in other tasks in support of humanitarian emergencies.

 

Major Tasks

  • Support to nutrition section in monitoring and reporting on work plan and Nutridash indicators.
  • Support to DOH, NNC and Nutrition Cluster (AWMG-TWG) in developing and testing surveillance systems for cluster linked with routine programme reporting for management of SAM; IYCF and micronutrients.
  • Support in documenting lessons learned of both regular and emergency interventions
  • Support in data analysis for advocacy; reporting progress and developing donor proposals.
  • Assist in other tasks in support of humanitarian emergencies.

 

Deliverables

  • Monitoring report on nutrition section work plan.
  • Consolidated/Updated nutrition indicator dashboards from relevant data sources (NNS, NDHS, DOH/NNC Reports).
  • Completed and updated Nutridash indicators and consolidation of references.
  • Documented Work plan and progress reports on coordination with government partners.
  • Reviewed TORs on the development of Nutrition surveillance framework and Nutrition Info Management Systems.
  • Training Plan or reports for the surveillance/monitoring system.
  • Developed, tested and approved surveillance systems that links regular and emergency programming.
  • Documentation report of lessons learned of both regular and emergency interventions.
  • Work plan Monitoring report.
  • Knowledge Management Products.
  • Progress report and documentation.
  • Updated Nutrition Database/Dashboard.
  • Terminal Report.
  • Humanitarian assistance provided to affected populations.

 

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Nutrition.
  • Training on GIS mapping, Data-Management and Infographics design an advantage.
  • At least five years technical experience in health and nutrition supported by strong references.
  • Experiences in nutrition information, data, and knowledge management and experience with contributing to academic papers are an added advantage.
  • Relevant field experience and emergency response experience highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and presentation (oral and written) skills including use of essential computer software packages.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal day to day supervision.
  • Excellent skills and experience in designing/reviewing Nutrition plans.
  • High coordination and communication skills. Excellent knowledge of English. Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • With the following Technical Competencies:
    • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and systems.
    • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts convincingly in written, oral and visual form.
    • Proven ability to plan, manage and monitor the effective use and safekeeping of fixed assets and financial resources.
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multi activities and adjust to changing priorities.
    • Ability to organise, manage and participate within teams.
    • Ability to organize and implement training aimed to building capacity.
    • Ability to analyse and evaluate data, identify bottlenecks to improve systems and provide recommendations
    • Good interpersonal skills to ensure effective working relationship with partners and colleagues. Sensitivity to partner’s needs and expectations, maintaining open communications.
    • Innovative, able to take risk and able to lead or participate in change to keep operations working. Practical solution oriented.HOW TO APPLYQualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 26 July 2017. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 505895 will be considered.All candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-26

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