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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Thailand: Consultancy: Analysis of Complementary Feeding and Maternal Nutrition in ASEAN, UNICEF EAP RO, Bangkok, Thailand

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 11 Jun 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

UNICEF Thailand works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival– to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development– to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection– from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support on implementation and documentation of landscape analysis of complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in 6 ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam).

Purpose of the Assignment:

To support country-based consultants in the review of the key stakeholders, policies and programmes relating to complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in each of the core countries in ASEAN (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam) and produce an ASEAN-level synthesis of major regional gaps and barriers in addition to recommendations for interventions would be most appropriate to address those gaps and barriers.

Work Assignment:

Under the supervision of Regional Adviser Nutrition, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

a) Support the country-specific consultants in implementing the landscape analysis with targeted support for:

  • Stakeholder mapping exercise implementation and analysis.
  • Development of key informant interview scripts and questionnaire forms.
  • Consolidation of trends and current status indicators for complementary feeding/maternal nutrition and influencing factors with development of country profiles.
  • Using data provided by the 6 countries, develop country profiles on the trends and current status of complementary feeding/maternal nutrition indicators and influencing factors for each country and a consolidated regional profile. Country profiles should be 2-4 pages and use infographics to present data in a consistent and comparable way.
  • Classification of complementary feeding/maternal nutrition policies in the policy matrix.
  • Classification of complementary feeding/maternal nutrition programmes in the programme implementation matrix.
  • Prioritization and organization of key findings into the influence framework.
  • Writing of country synthesis reports and country briefs on key findings.
  • Developing a report outline and country brief outline to present the findings from the landscape analyses from each country. Strong support for writing will be required.

b) With UNICEF and key partners, review the findings from the landscape analysis in all 6 core countries and prioritize key barriers and gaps in complementary feeding and maternal nutrition. Based on feedback from discussions, finalize the influence framework for the region level to map the prioritized gaps and barriers by their level of influence with key recommendations for both complementary feeding and maternal nutrition.

c) Research and consolidate relevant documents on what works to improve the coverage and quality of complementary feeding/maternal nutrition interventions in ASEAN countries with acknowledgement of key knowledge gaps.

  • Developing a search methodology.
  • Through online searches of public documents, consolidating soft copies of the following documents on complementary feeding by country:
  • Evaluation reports.
  • Regional review papers of evidence.
  • Advocacy and communication materials.
  • Any other identified relevant information.

d) Developing regional briefs and PowerPoint presentations, summarizing the policy and programme landscape for complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in ASEAN and recommendations on “what works” to improve complementary feeding and maternal nutrition in the region. The regional level documents should draw from the country level landscape analyses, literature review and other relevant information.

Work Schedule and Expected Deliverables:

Deliverables: Support to national consultants in 6 countries with development of key informant interview scripts and questionnaires and finalization of landscape analyses methodology.

No. of Days: 5

Target Date: July 30th

Deliverables: Development of 12 country profiles (1 CF and 1 MN for each country) using data provided by the national consultant.

No. of Days: 21

Target Date: August 30th

Deliverables: Support to national consultants in 6 countries for analyses of literature review and KII data and completion of stakeholder mapping, policy matrix, programme matrix and influence framework for each country.

No. of Days: 15

Target Date: September 15th

Deliverables: Conduct “what works” literature review for both complementary feeding and maternal nutrition with development of 2 briefing papers.

No. of Days: 17

Target Date: September 30th

Deliverables: Development of 12 country briefs (1 CF and 1 MN for each country) and PowerPoint presentations.

No. of Days: 48

Target Date: October 30th

Deliverables: Lead the prioritization of key barriers and gaps in complementary feeding and maternal nutrition and through discussions with stakeholders finalize the influence framework and key recommendations for both complementary feeding and maternal nutrition.

No. of Days: 5

Target Date: November 15th

Deliverables: Develop 2 regional briefs (CF and MN) and set of PowerPoint presentations for the regional briefs, country profiles, and what works for complementary feeding and maternal nutrition.

No. of Days: 15

Target Date: December 15th

Estimated Duration of Contract: 126 working days over the period of 1 July and 30 December 2018

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, International Health and Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, or other nutrition-related science field is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in public health/nutrition planning, management, policy research at the international level, including in low and middle-income countries
  • Experience in nutrition and public health policy and programming.
  • Proven experience in conducting policy and programing landscape analyses, analyzing and synthesizing policy and programme information, and in conducting literature reviews on health and nutrition is a major asset.
  • Knowledge of IYCF policy and programme landscape in the Southeast Asian region is an asset.
  • Expertise in Infant and Young Child Feeding is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrable analytical and research skills including review and synthesis of data and information.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, a relevant work sample, availability, and proposed daily professional fee by 11 June 2018.

FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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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=513434