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Consultant roster for Nutrition Cluster partners in Needs Assessment and Analysis for Nutrition Outcomes

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Isabelle Modigell

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6 Jun 2019, 02:23

Consultant roster for Nutrition Cluster partners in Needs Assessment and Analysis for Nutrition Outcomes

Closing Date Mon Jun 10 2019 10:55:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time)

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.

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