UNICEF recruits 01 Barrier Analysis IFAS National Consultant

UNICEF recruits 01 Barrier Analysis IFAS National Consultant


Abuja, Nigeria
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Vacancy Announcement – Barrier Analysis IFAS National Consultant
Job no: 549525Contract type: ConsultancyDuty Station: AbujaLevel: ConsultancyLocation: NigeriaCategories: NutritionLocation: Abuja, Nigeria
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, hopeIn Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally – click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria:

How can you make a difference?
In this consultancy, you will be expected to:
Document the current policies in place at federal and state level regarding IFA supplementation. Highlight differences between federal and state policies, and any inter-state differences.Describe the IFA supplementation supply chain in the public sector including availability of local production of combined IFA (by whom, at what price), price differentials between combined IFA vis a vis separate iron supplements and folic acid supplements, procurement systems, storage systems, planning and distribution systems to the last mile. The description should also include how IFA distribution and consumption is tracked (data system) and progressed measured. Finally, it should include if and how states use data to inform planning and programming.Describe the role the private sector is playing in provision of IFA supplementation, including are IFA and or Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) available in private pharmacies, shops, etc. at what price, is a prescription needed, what is the volume of sales, who purchases, etc.Analyze secondary data to demonstrate missed opportunities i.e. what proportion of pregnant women attend ANC services, what proportion are counselled on IFA supplementation, what proportion receive IFA supplements and what proportion consume IFA supplementsIdentify key barriers and challenges to optimal supply management for IFA across the public sectorIdentify enablers and opportunities for a strong and efficient supply chain to deliver IFA supplements to women in the last mile (across both public and private sector platforms)Recommend strategies to strengthen the supply chain and uptake of IFA supplements
To qualify as a champion for every child you will need to have:A minimum of master’s degree in relevant field (Supply Chain Management, Health System Strengthening Public/ Global Health, Epidemiology) with relevant experience in Nutrition.
Minimum of eight (8) years of proven expertise in conducting research/surveys in the health system in Nigeria.Professional experience and/background in nutrition programming especially micronutrient deficiency control.Excellent communication skills in the English language (written and verbal).Excellent reporting and presentation skills and proven ability to work independentlyStrong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural environmentAvailable in Nigeria during assignment period and can visit office and field time to time as neededExperience working in/knowledge of the Nigeria, nutrition context, and local Nigerian language skillsWillingness to comply with UNICEF Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) approaches such as micro-assessments, spot-checks including at end-user level.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.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization. More information on UNICEF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:
see attached TOR with further details on this consultanciesDownload File Terms of Reference_ Barrier Analysis IFAS_ Consultant .pdf
Deadline: 31 Mar 2022 W. Central Africa Standard TimePOSTULER


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