National Consultant to strengthen nutrition policy initiatives, Abuja, Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria
5d ago
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of Work :

The main purpose of the assignment is to provide technical support to the NCN, the NCFN, the FSS, N4G and the NGF. In addition, the consultant will work closely with the Nutrition DPG.

In particular, the consultant will focus on : 1. Enabling coordination and harmonization across these platforms and stakeholder groups to ensure a national narrative and movement on eliminating malnutrition in all its forms.

2. Supporting stakeholders, particularly, the government to bring evidence and rigor to ongoing consultations and dialogues and ensure alignment between global objectives and national priorities and commitments

3. Identifying and unlocking financing to enable both 'more money for nutrition' as well as 'more nutrition for the money' to support high quality implementation and translation of policies into action

4. Improving capacities in strategic planning and analysis, including to improve Public Financing for children

5. Providing thought leadership and supporting stakeholders, particularly government counterparts, to prepare for upcoming events, particularly FSS and N4G

6. Preparing materials / documents and convening / participating in meetings, consultations and other events

7. Reviewing and finalizing documents, reports, presentation and other knowledge products

8. Working closely with the Nutrition DPG to provide regular updates and two-way information flow

Minimum Qualifications required :

Minimum advanced degree in either Public Health, Health Planning, Policy and Management, Health Economics and Financing, Public Policy, Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Epidemiology, Sociology and related disciplines.

Knowledge / Expertise / Skills required :

i. Minimum of 7 years' experience in Food and Nutrition Systems.

ii. Experience in policy dialogue and engagment

iii. Experience in engaging multi-sectoral Food and Nutrition Systems stakeholders.

iv. Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian health systems and nutrition sectoral policy landscape.

  • v. Experience in managing multi-stakeholder working groups;
  • vi. Experience in institutional capacity building at the national level;
  • vii. Experience in monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
  • viii. Experience in conducting budget tracking and analysis with the ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

    Core competencies

    Communication Working with people Drive for results


    Fluency in written and spoken English language

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    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.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

    Remarks :

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

    Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered "staff members" under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).

    Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.

    Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and / or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

    Advertised : Mar 24 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close : Mar 30 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time


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