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Individual Consultancy: Individual contract for desk review of global evidence on nutrition intervention to support the development of NPAN 2021-2025

Vientiane (Lao )

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Vientiane (Lao )
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-03

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UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an Individual Consultancy: Individual contract for desk review of global evidence on nutrition intervention to support the development of NPAN 2021-2025. The individual Consultant Contact will obtain part time consultant from the period of July-September 2020. The Part time consultant will be home based and work remotely.

UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize children's rights on survival, development, protection and participation.

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.

And we never give up.

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UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an Individual Consultancy: Individual contract for desk review of global evidence on nutrition intervention to support the development of NPAN 2021-2025. The individual Consultant Contact will obtain part time consultant from the period of July-September 2020.  The Part time consultant will be home based and work remotely.

 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The consultant shall;

  1. Undertake desk review and mapping of global evidence for the implementation of population-based nutrition interventions.
  2. Prepare comprehensive documentation and recommendation of evidence based and high impact nutrition interventions that could be implemented at scale in Lower Middle-Income Country such as Lao PDR
  3. Make summary presentation of findings to stakeholders involved in preparing the next NPAN (2021-2025).

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have:

  • Post- graduate degree in Public health, international development, nutrition, agriculture or other clearly related disciplines
  • At least 10 years professional work experience in related areas
  • Excellent skills on systematic review of literature to guide nutrition policy and strategies
  • Good knowledge and experience in supporting countries with evidence-based research to guide decision making and selection of priority nutrition interventions
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required- both in oral and written communication.
  1. Submission of applications:

Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit applications electronically and include the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • CV or Resume
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
  • Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost as per the work assignment.

The deadline for applications: Friday, 3 July 2020

  1. Assessment Criteria:

a) Technical Qualification (max. 100 points) weight 70 %

Degree Education in .... (20 points)

  • Post- graduate degree in Public health, international development, nutrition, agriculture or other clearly related disciplines

Knowledge of ..... (20 points)

  • Good knowledge and experience in supporting countries with evidence-based research to guide decision making and selection of priority nutrition interventions
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required- both in oral and written communication.

 

Experience in... (40 points)

  • Experience in and excellent skills on systematic review of literature to guide nutrition policy and strategies
  • At least 10 years professional work experience in related areas

Quality of past work (e.g. understanding, methodology) (20 points)

  • Assessment of previous work
  • Reference check from 2-3 former employers

b) Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 30 %

The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.

 

Please find attached Tor here: Download File ToR Template_ Desk Review Consultant (Final) for VA.pdf

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:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 
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