Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 26 Nov 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Assignment
The purpose of this consultancy is to map existing regional platforms on nutrition in South Asia, to conduct an analysis to understand how these platforms are connected, and to seek inputs that will guide efforts to improve coordination, cooperation and collaboration among these platforms. In addition, the consultancy will assist the SAARC Secretariat in identifying opportunities across its various bodies to support member states in implementing actions within the SAARC South Asia Action Framework on Nutrition.
i) Conduct a literature review of existing evidence on success factors for regional platforms and stakeholder coordination and networking at regional level and capacity strengthening.
ii) ÂIdentify regional platforms working on nutrition and related sectors in South Asia
iii) Conduct a rapid mapping of the profile of each regional platform, an analysis of its networks and partnerships with other regional platforms, and its capacity to strengthen regional coordination and partnerships.
iv)Â Examine the opportunities within SAARC Secretariat and its various bodies to support member states in implementing actions within the SAARC South Asia Action Framework on Nutrition and for strengthening accountabilities on global and regional commitments and targets.
v) Synthesise data and information and formulate recommendations, including the following
vi) Present findings to a 2-day forum of regional actors on nutrition, and facilitate discussions.
1. Inception paper indicating the workplan, methods, data/information instruments, analysis framework.
2. First draft synthesis paper, including the literature review of existing evidence, profiles of reginal platforms, analysis of networks and partnerships, and recommendations, and PowerPoint of preliminary findings
3. Minutes of the stakeholder consultation.
4. Final synthesis paper, including the literature review of existing evidence, profiles of reginal platforms, analysis of networks and partnerships, and recommendations, and PowerPoint presentation of final outcomes of the exercise.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
An Advanced University Degree or higher inÂ Nutrition, Public health or Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science or otherÂ social science related fields.
Excellent oral and written English skills required.
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=508952
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