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Consultant roster for Nutrition Cluster partners in Integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions

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6 Jun 2019, 02:19

Consultant roster for Nutrition Cluster partners in Integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions

Closing Date Mon Jun 10 2019 10:55:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time)
https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521288

The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), led by UNICEF, was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process, which aimed to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response programmes by ensuring greater predictability, accountability, and partnership. The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) is a partnership that includes international NGOs, the Red Cross, and Red Crescent Movement, UN organizations, donors and individuals and is based around the principles of equality, transparency, responsibility, and complementarity. The vision of the GNC is to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency-affected populations by ensuring an appropriate response that is predictable, timely and effective and at scale.


In 2015, the GNC took a decision to reassess the role of the GNC in relation to technical issues, which included a review of the GNC technical role. This review along with the Rapid Response Team (RRT) evaluation identified serious gaps in the mechanisms put in place to address nutrition technical needs in humanitarian contexts. An overarching technical nutrition platform that can provide strategic direction on how to prioritize and address technical capacity gaps, including operational guidance gaps at country level is lacking. In March 2016, the GNC constituted a Technical Task Force (TTF) co-chaired UNICEF and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to review recommendations from the RRT Evaluation and GNC review and propose a mechanism to address nutrition technical gaps in humanitarian contexts. The TTF undertook a SWOT analysis of five models for addressing nutrition technical issues in humanitarian contexts that had been recommended in the GNC review. Based on the SWOT analysis and the experiences from other clusters, two options of mechanisms were presented in the GNC meeting in October 2016 for discussion and decision making. After feedback from GNC partners, one mechanism for addressing nutrition technical issues was endorsed during the GNC meeting in March 2017 and is referred to as the ‘Global Technical Assistance Mechanism’ (GTAM).


The Global Technical Mechanism will provide a predictable, flexible, systematic and effective approach to respond to nutrition technical gaps and meet the nutrition needs and rights of children, adolescents, and women in a humanitarian crisis. As a part of the GTAM work plan for 2019-2020, and considering long process of advertising, selecting and recruiting individual consultants for nutrition in emergencies or preparedness work, the GTAM is looking to establish a roster of consultants in different technical areas, that will be regularly updated and will allow to speed up the recruitment process at country level.

Applying to the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism Rosters

Being part of the roster means that your profile went through a thorough vetting process and is available to more than 40 NGOs and UN agencies worldwide which are regularly looking for consultants. There will be several rosters established, each valid for 36 months.

This roster is for Integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions in emergencies only.

How can you make a difference?

Global Nutrition Cluster is looking to build a roster of mid-senior level consultants with experience in intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes, from which to draw candidates for work planned in 2019-2021. Consultancy arrangements may range from 4 weeks to 11.5 months, depending on demand, project specifications and funding availability. Consultants who are selected from the roster will work under the supervision of the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator or Nutrition Managers/Chief of Sections in UNICEF or other Nutrition Cluster partners (UN agencies and NGOs). Consultants may be requested to work in any country with a nutrition cluster or a nutrition sector, or remotely, as determined by the specification of the project. The work may include incidental travel to participate in field work, workshops or conferences; such travel will be governed by respective UNICEF/UN agency/NGO travel policies for consultants.

Selected candidates may be recruited as consultants for intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes across a range of areas, including :

National guidance/guideline development and/or revision
Cluster strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Partner strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Programme/project implementation and monitoring
You can be added to the roster in one or more of the above areas, depending on your qualifications.

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

1) Education

Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: nutrition, public health, social sciences, life sciences or other related disciplines is required.
Training (course) in intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes or NiE is an advantage.

2) Work experience

At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes
Work experience in developing countries and emergency context
Specialized training/experience in intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes in one of the following areas:
National guidance/guideline development and/or revision
Cluster strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Partner strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Programme/project implementation and monitoring
Specialized training/experience in emergency response and/or cluster approach.
Experience working with international and local partners, donors and local authorities.

3) Competencies

Expertise in intersectoral/intercluster integration work for nutrition outcomes in one of the following areas:
National guidance/guideline development and/or revision
Cluster strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Partner strategy and/or work plan/scale-up plan development
Programme/project implementation and monitoring
Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and meeting results.
Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

4) Languages

Excellent written and verbal communication in English and/or French, Spanish, Russian and/or Arabic.

Duration of roster-based consultancies:

Consultants who are selected from the roster will work on specific deliverables and with time frames as determined by the office based on project needs and may range from 1-2 weeks to 11.5 months.
The consultant will be issued a contract which is subject to UNICEF General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants / Individual Contractors is hired by UNICEF or governed by the individual partner conditions for individual consultant agreements if hired by another UN agency/NGO.
The length of the contract will depend on project needs and funding availability.
The Roster will remain valid for 36 months, during which time selected consultants may be consulted by the country teams directly.

Application procedure
Interested candidates are requested to apply via the UNICEF TMS recruitment system.
https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521288

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