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UNICEF recruits 01 Senior Nutrition Documentation Consultant

UNICEF recruits 01 Senior Nutrition Documentation Consultant for NIPN for Six months


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Consultancy – Senior Nutrition Documentation Consultant for NIPN for Six months
Job no: 535951Contract type: ConsultancyLevel: ConsultancyLocation: UgandaCategories: Nutrition
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, a fair chanceUganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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How can you make a difference?The purpose of the assignment is to document the analytical work carried out by the NIPN Analysis Unit at UBOS and the Policy Unit at OPM and develop different knowledge products and communication materials that will contribute to improve policies and programmes. In addition, the assignment will include capacity strengthening activities on nutrition documentation directed to governmental and non-governmental nutrition stakeholders in Uganda.

The consultant will work closely with the Policy Unit at OPM and the Analysis Unit at UBOS to identify the areas for documentation and develop knowledge products using the evidence from data collection activities targeting a wide range of audiences.
The Senior Documentation Specialist will work under the guidance of the Director of NIPN, Director of Socio-Economic Surveys at UBOS and UNICEF Nutrition Manager. A fortnightly written update will be provided by the Senior Documentation consultant to the NIPN core group (UNICEF, OPM and UBOS). UNICEF, UBOS and the Consultant will meet on monthly basis to review the progress of deliverables
Background:Uganda has made good progress in improving the availability of nutrition data, but the level of data completion, disaggregation and use for policy and programming remains limited. The National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKAid) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to strengthen national capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors. The initiative is expected to contribute to better nutrition for the Ugandan population. This action requires the analysis of key policy and programmatic issues; a systematic review of existing information both internationally and nationally on the issue identified; and, most importantly, the analysis of existing data from Uganda to shed light on the subject.

The project is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in partnership with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), UNICEF and the EU, and in collaboration with all the sectors involved in supporting the implementation of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan II (UNAP II). While the policy unit at OPM leads on the identification of key policy and programmatic issues, the analysis unit at UBOS leads on the analysis of the existing data available. UNICEF provides overall technical support for the implementation of NIPN actions.
In the frame of the ongoing action, the NIPN core team has identified the need for UNICEF to recruit a Senior Nutrition Documentation Expert that supports OPM and UBOS with the development and revision of knowledge products and communication materials. By recruiting this expert, NIPN will ensure that data is well captured and optimally utilized to inform programmes and influence policies through evidence. This will also ensure additional visibility of NIPN. In addition, the Senior Nutrition Documentation Expert will be tasked with strengthening the capacity of nutrition stakeholders in documentation and communication for nutrition.
The consultant will undertake the following;
Develop and finalise all NIPN knowledge products developed until now, including those related to the Nutrition Situation Analysis ReportCollect and synthesize systematically key relevant cross-sectorial evidence on nutrition produced by NIPN Analysis Unit and national partners, academic and research institutionsDraw on available data to produce timely and regular policy briefs and other relevant knowledge products to inform cross-sectorial programmingWork closely with the NIPN Policy Unit to identify the policy areas for nutrition to develop the advocacy or policy briefs to inform multi-sectoral as well as sector-specific programmingWork with the NIPN Analysis Unit to collect the periodic summary statistics and develop a relevant fact sheets or working papers.Support the NIPN Policy Unit to document the best practices for nutrition and develop synthesized reportsSupport NIPN Analysis Unit with key data visualisation and prepare relevant presentationsStrengthen the capacity of the staff at the NIPN analysis unit and policy unit, as well as sectoral technical staff and expert advisors, on nutrition documentation.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
Education requirements: An advanced university degree in global/public health nutrition, nutrition, food sciences, social sciences, information and knowledge management, communications or any related subject 
Employment experience:A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience at national and/or international levels in the area of information and knowledge management, documentation or report writing is required
A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in the area of public health, food security and/or nutrition is requiredProven track record of working on documentation of nutrition projects and publication of reports, best achievements and lessons.Familiarity with multi-sectoral actions and system strengthening to improve nutrition outcomes.A record of publications and/or advocacy products is required
Language requirement: Fluency in English required
Required skills and expertise:Proven report-writing skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and simplified style, demonstrated through past experience in developing briefs or reports
Excellent computer skills and various office applications;Demonstrated experience of integrating and synthesizing diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources into knowledge products;Analytical and conceptual ability 
Others:Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
Sets very high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals;Builds rapport with individuals and groups;maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departmentsKnowledge of UN and international humanitarian policies is a strong assetExperience working in a developing country with an understanding of policy dynamics is a strong asset
Application Procedure/Call for ProposalsInterested candidates are required to submit a technical proposal on how they intend to approach the work. The proposal should include a timeline, and methodology, based on the Terms of Reference. The proposal must also include detailed CV of the consultant, as well as a financial proposal, clearly indicating daily rate for professional fees. The financial proposal must be all-inclusive of all costs (consultancy fees and where applicable air fares, airport transfers, daily living expenses).  This is an international level consultancy and competitive market rates should apply.

Evaluation of Candidate:The consultant will be competitively selected from a list of applicants based on their past experience of doing similar work (extensive experience in writing donor reports, in compiling and editing annual reports for various UNICEF offices).

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.

The competencies required for this post are….
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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.

Deadline: 19 Nov 2020 E. Africa Standard TimePOSTULER

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