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Consultancy: Consultant to facilitate country-level consultations to develop the operational roadmap of the Global Action Plan on Child Wasting- Nutrition Section/Programme Division/NYHQ- REQ# 530748

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-02

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The aim of this consultancy is to support UNICEF and its UN partners in developing the GAP Operational Roadmap by building consensus around government priorities, targets and actions in key high-burden countries and identifying commitments to support these efforts amongst key stakeholders across multiple sectors and systems

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.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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Consultancy Title: Consultant to facilitate country-level consultations to develop the operational roadmap of the Global Action Plan on Child Wasting

Section/Division/Duty Station: Nutrition Section/Programme Division/NYHQ

 

Duration: 27 April-2 July, 45 working days

 

About UNICEF

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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

 

BACKGROUND

In July 2019, the UN Secretary General commissioned the five main UN agencies working on child wasting (FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and WHO) to develop a Global Action Plan to accelerate progress against the SDG targets on child wasting. In March 2020, the agencies released the GAP Framework, identifying the conceptual and strategic frameworks to guide future efforts. UNICEF was tasked with building on this Framework and developing an Operational Roadmap for its implementation in high-burden countries. The Roadmap should include concrete, high-impact actions to be scaled up by national governments, as well as the resources and support needed from different stakeholders to enable the acceleration of these efforts in the 2020-2025 period.

 

The aim of this consultancy is to support UNICEF and its UN partners in developing the GAP Operational Roadmap by building consensus around government priorities, targets and actions in key high-burden countries and identifying commitments to support these efforts amongst key stakeholders across multiple sectors and systems

 

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

 

The specific objective of this consultancy is to facilitate in-country dialogue and discussions in key high-burden countries on key priorities, actions and targets for the prevention and treatment of child wasting.

 

  • Facilitation plan for in-country consultations
  • Facilitation of up to six (6) in-country consultations
  • Finalization of consultation reports

 

Qualifications

 

(1) Education

  • MSc in Epidemiology and Nutrition or associated public-health discipline.
  • The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.

 

2) Work experience

  • Experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation and inter-agency collaboration in support of public health and/or nutrition outcomes
  • At least 5 years professional experience in nutrition policy and programming.
  • It is preferable that the individual has experience with, or in, multilateral institutions. Knowledge of UNICEF context essential. 

 

3) Competencies

  • Knowledge of the global nutrition architecture and strategic stakeholders/partners.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

 

Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html 
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

 

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

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

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. View our competency framework at: Here

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.

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