Liberia: Nutrition Consultant (NNP Review) – P-3

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

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Background:

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 To continue to ensure this, UNICEF intent to support the Government of Liberia to review and revise its outdated 2008 national nutrition policy to facilitates the implementation of proven nutrition interventions.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:

  • To review and update the NNP based on new developments in the field of nutrition, local context and global good practices.
  • 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.

    Key Tasks/Activities:

  • Secondary data review that yields a SitAn summary table prepared based on review of secondary data;
  • Strategic Planning meeting held with Technical Working Group (TWG) committee and major stakeholders (Government and its partners);
  • Stakeholder meeting to elicit country specific experiences in nutrition to inform the review;
  • Review and updating the NNP;
  • Consultation meetings with technical advisory group and key stakeholders
  • Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Inception report
  • SitAn summary table
  • Updated version of NNP
  • Timeframe:

  • 1st -31st March 2018 (Deliverables 1-3)
  • Lump sum Pay US$ 8,000
  • Grace Period” for submission of deliverables, after which payment will not be processed 15 days.
  • Objective 2:To produce a costed Plan of Action and Strategy for Nutrition.

    Key Activities/Tasks:

  • Secondary data review
  • Consultation meetings at national level with TWG and key stakeholders.
  • Drafting of the CPAN and strategy.
  • Review of the CPAN and strategy by TWG and key stakeholders
  • Dissemination of the final CPAN at national level.
  • Outputs/Deliverables:

    4. Consultation meeting minutes.

    5. Costed plan of Action and strategy for nutrition

    Time frame:

  • 1st-30th April 2018 (Deliverables 4-5)
  • Lumpsum Pay US$ 8,000
  • Grace period for submission of deliverables, after which payment will not be processed 15 days.
  • 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.

  • Professional Fee: USD$ 16,000
  • Travel and sustenance cost:
  • Travel (International travel & in country) – US$4,000
  • Others: N/A
  • Grand total: USD$ 20,000
  • Qualification or Specialized Knowledge/Experience/Expertise required for the assignment:

  • Advanced university degree in nutrition, food security, social science or related field;
  • Professional/Technical experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Nutrition related program, projects, and operations;
  • Solid understanding of nutrition principles and approaches;
  • Knowledge of preparing strategies and policies documents;
  • Knowledge of UNICEF programming an advantage;
  • International and developing country work experience;
  • Language skills required: Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Other attributes essential for the assignment:

  • Excellent representation skills and coordination competency
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others and communicate in a multicultural environment.
  • General Terms and Conditions of the Contract:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, payment is deliverable based as defined in the ToR
  • All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by email already signed and scanned.
  • Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets for the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

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    How to apply:

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