Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
In 2008, the Government of Liberia developed a five-year national nutrition policy to create an enabling environment that facilitated the implementation of nutrition interventions. Creating an enabling environment to address malnutrition in Liberia is key to ensure that all Liberians are well nourished and healthy and that particularly children not only survive but lead quality lives allowing them to reach their full growth and development potential. Every Liberian in Liberia has a right to good nutrition, which is a prerequisite for social and economic advancement. To continue to ensure this, UNICEF intent to support the Government of Liberia to review and revise its outdated 2008 national nutrition policy to facilitates the implementation of proven nutrition interventions.
The consultant will operate under the Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health and will lead the development of a multi- sectoral nutrition policy based on evidence and best practice. The consultant will also lead the development of a costed work-plan for nutrition through the SUN mechanism. The Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health, is mandated to ensure effective coordination of national and international stakeholders and or partners in nutrition and support the implementation of nutrition interventions in the country. The Nutrition Division work in close collaboration with government line ministries, agencies as well as UN agencies, international NGOs, the country SUN focal person and civil society organizations in Liberia.
Purpose of Assignment:
Under the supervision of the nutrition specialist, the consultant will review and update the NNP and prepare a costed plan of action for nutrition.
Objective and Targets of the Assignment:
2. To produce a costed plan of action for nutrition.
Objective 1: To review and update the NNP based on new developments in the field of nutrition, local context and global good practices.
Objective 2:To produce a costed Plan of Action and Strategy for Nutrition.
4. Consultation meeting minutes.
5. Costed plan of Action and strategy for nutrition
Estimated cost of Consultancy:
Payments will be made based on deliverables as indicated in the table above. For each set of deliverables, the consultant will have a grace period of 15 days to submit deliverables after which payment will not be processed.
Qualification or Specialized Knowledge/Experience/Expertise required for the assignment:
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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=510091
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