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Consultant to support the Baseline Child Nutrition Budget Brief FY2021

Pretoria (South Africa)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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Output 5.2 in AWP: Government has strengthened capacities to improve allocations for social sector budgets and to use evidence to address public finance bottlenecks and rigorous programme evaluations to strengthen the link between spending and quality outcomes in education, health and other basic services for children

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, advocacy

Output 5.2 in AWP: Government has strengthened capacities to improve allocations for social sector budgets and to use evidence to address public finance bottlenecks and rigorous programme evaluations to strengthen the link between spending and quality outcomes in education, health and other basic services for children

How can you make a difference?

  • Identify existing gaps in child nutrition budget allocation for the basic education, health, and social development sectors and spending based on the NFNS Implementation Plan set targets.
  • To quantify the existing budget allocations to child nutrition based on a set of key priorities in the NFNSP for the basic education, health, and social development sectors. In addition, establish the same provisions for the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
  • Highlight the impact of insufficient funding to child nutrition interventions on nutrition outcomes as outlined in the National Food and Nutrition Security (NFNS) Implementation Plan.
  • Make clear and actionable recommendations on how funding for child nutrition, based on the NFNSP, can be improved over the medium-term. 

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience of technical consultancy in the applied budget and policy research on health is required;
  • The consultant will have an excellent understanding of health and child nutrition policy and budget trends in South Africa;
  • The Consultant will have done applied budget analyses of the social sectors in South Africa;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
     

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.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

a. Excellent data analytical ability, excellent writing skills, knowledge of the South African social services sector, knowledge of sub-national financing arrangement, and knowledge of targeting policies in the social services sector in South Africa.

b. The consultant should have an excellent understanding and competence in written and spoke English.

c. Economics, statistics, health management, public policy, development studies or an advanced social science qualification

How to apply…

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=541069 by 22 June 2021.

This notice will also appear on http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/, http://www.unicef.org/southafrica, UN Job List, UN Jobs

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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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