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National Consultant_ to assess the nutrition situation of women and children in and around garment factories in Urban areas (Open to Myanmar Nationals Only)

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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Consultancy assignment for Nutrition Assessment of women and children in garment factories in urban areas. Interested Myanmar national applications with relevant skills and experience are eligible to apply.

National Consultant to assess the nutrition situation of women and children in and around garment factories in Urban areas

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.

For every child, HOPE

Objectives of the consultancy:

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to conduct nutrition assessment of children and women in and around the factories of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw for effective urban nutrition programming and promoting children’s right and business principles for those vulnerable population.

Geographic Area:

The consultant will be based in Yangon with travel to Nay Pi Taw as required.

Duration:

40 days in 3 months. This will be part time consultancy.

Description of Assignment:

Task 1:

Develop quantitative and qualitative nutrition assessment questionnaire and guideline

  • Develop questionnaires and data collection tools to estimate the nutrition situation and nutrition related knowledge, attitude, and practices and impact of COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Develop guideline for qualitative data collection e.g. focus group discussion (FGD), key informant interview (KII) with factory workers, owners and other stakeholders
  • List the items and equipment needed for data collection

Deliverables 1:

Data collection tools and guidelines developed and finalized

Task 2:

Orient assessment teams on data collection methodology, tools and implementation plan

  • Identify the enumerators/data collectors
  • Select the factories/sites for data collection
  • Coordinate with local authorities and factories for the ease of assessment
  • Conduct orientation on assessment methodology
  • Develop data collection and analysis plan
  • Arrange data collection and analysis related tools, equipment, and materials

Deliverables 2:

  • Data collection sites are identified/samples
  • Data collectors/enumerators well equipped and ready for data collection

Task 3.

Conduct data collection, monitoring and its review

  • Conduct data collection and its monitoring to ensure adherence to survey guideline and protocol
  • Review factories policy, guidance, standard and health and nutrition related facilities for workers in workplace
  • Compile and review the information on daily basis to ensure its consistency and accuracy of collected information

Deliverables 3:

  • Data collection and review completed

Tasks 4:

Analyse the data and generate preliminary report

  • Analyse the data using standard methodology and software
  • Generate pre-liminary report with recommendations for nutrition services and healthy business policies/facilities for model workplace

Deliverables 4:

  • Pre-liminary report with recommendations shared with UNICEF

Tasks 5:

Disseminate the assessment findings after incorporation of comments from UNICEF and partners

  • Prepare and conduct dissemination workshop/seminar with UNICEF, government, partners and other stakeholders
  • Incorporate the input and feedback from dissemination meeting

Deliverables 5:

Dissemination meeting conducted

Tasks 6:

Develop final report with feasible recommendations and action points

  • Finalize the assessment report incorporating comment and input from dissemination meeting
  • Develop recommendation with action points for short-term, medium term and long-term

Deliverables 6:

  • Final assessment report with recommendation shared

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  • University degree in a subject area related to one of the following disciplines: nutrition, public health, Social Policy, Development, or other relevant discipline(s)  
  • At least 5 years professional work experience in consulting/development in nutrition survey and assessment particularly in urban or factory, workplace or other survey
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic analysis, policy development, programme planning and implementation and consensus building, especially in key technical areas
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with Government, UN agencies, Business sectors and NGOs.
  • Good skills in computer and analytical software (SPSS, SMART software, strata)

Detail Terms of Reference can be accessed here;

Download File (1) ToR _Nutrition assessment for Urban garments factory worker V3 (002).docx

The "Expression of Interest" form to complete by the applicant and include in the application can be found here;

Download File (1) Expression of Interest_ Nut Assessment.doc

The following personal skills are required:

  • Strong commitment to the UN values of humanity, impartiality, neutrality
  • Flexibility, adaptability and tolerance
  • Good diplomacy skills
  • Good English language skills - oral communication, translation and writing

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 Remarks:

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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