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National Consultant – (Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergency)-NOB; Dhaka; for Bangladeshi

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

To engage Institute of Public Health and Nutrition (IPHN), Nutrition Cluster Infant and Young Child Technical Working Group (IYCF TWG), Other National and Sub-National Clusters in Bangladesh and other relevant stakeholders to finalize development of an operational guideline for supporting implementation of “Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) interventions” specific to Bangladesh context.

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Purpose of Assignment:

To engage Institute of Public Health and Nutrition (IPHN), Nutrition Cluster Infant and Young Child Technical Working Group (IYCF TWG), Other National and Sub-National Clusters in Bangladesh and other relevant stakeholders to finalize development of an operational guideline for supporting implementation of “Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) interventions” specific to Bangladesh context.  

Major Tasks and responsibilities:

End production/ deliverable

Time Frame

1. Facilitate the review process by the Bangladesh Nutrition Cluster and other Clusters (Food Security, WASH, Shelter, Health, GBV, Education) for the draft “Operational Guideline on IYCF-E in Bangladesh” in order to build consensus and contextualise the guideline to partners’ operational experiences in Bangladesh.

Draft guideline (incl. Annex C) for submission to IPHN, amended to reflect NC partner inputs.  

20 days

2. Support the validation process by IPHN’s Technical Committee (as selected by IPHN) for the guideline through supporting IPHN to carry out preparatory work, providing technical support, amending the guideline as needed and liaising between various stakeholders and experts.

Final guideline, amended to reflect the Technical Committee’s inputs.

20 days

3. In consultation with the Nutrition Cluster and the Technical Committee, map the required reporting tools and pathways, gather and review existing tools, and finalize monitoring and reporting tools which are reflective of the Minimum IYCF-E Response Package as specified in the guideline.

A set of monitoring & reporting tools (Annex B)

20 days

4.  Develop training materials aimed at building the capacity of health and nutrition programme managers to implement the guideline.

1 training package (slides, handouts, facilitator notes)

10 days 

5.  Lead the delivery of the IYCF-E Programming training package in collaboration with additional trainers; revise the training package based on training delivery experience and feedback.

1 training report

10 days

6.  Prepare and facilitate a workshop to present the guideline, training materials and tools and agree upon roll out plans.

Workshop report which includes a roll out action plan.

10 days

Qualifications or Specialized knowledge and work experience required for the assignment:

  • Advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or related field
  • At least five years of work experience at international level in infant and young child feeding and nutrition
  • Sound understanding of the international standards on IYCF-E (e.g. Operational Guidance on IYCF-E, Sphere 2011, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, etc.) as well as Bangladesh’s national policy and legislation (e.g Bangladesh BMS Act and its bylaws).
  • Experience in design and implementation of IYCF-E programs, including M&E
  • Experience in organizing and leading IYCF-E trainings
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication and training skills
  • Good inter-personal relationship skills even in diverse work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all Bangladeshi candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

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

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: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-16

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