UNICEF Consultant - Individual Contractor International Nutrition Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

UNICEF Consultant - Individual Contractor International Nutrition Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

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Background In South Sudan, UNICEF is implementing most of its nutrition programmes through partnerships with a number of NGOs, INGOs, and Ministry of Health. Currently, close to 40 Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) exist with partners, which are at various stages of implementation across the country.

An effective and systematic tracking of field monitoring recommendations remains a challenge across the country.

However, this post is to cover two former states of NBeG and Eastern Equatoria having alarming rates of childhood malnutrition.

Accordingly, there is critical need to improve the quality of nutrition services in the targeted seven states and support the ongoing achievement of nutrition results for children.

Justification Based on the increased nutrition programme implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision need to be improved in order to have a quality programming of UNICEF funded nutrition projects.

To ensure that the implementation of the nutrition programme is taking place in a timely manner and benefiting the targeted population, a consultant is being sought to support the regular monitoring and supportive supervision.

The consultant will coordinate and support a team of national consultants in charge of field monitoring and supportive supervision.

The consultant will collate and track monitoring reports and follow up on field monitoring recommendations to improve quality of the nutrition programming.

Specific Tasks

  • Support and coordinate field monitoring mission plans and follow up recommendations from previous visits;
  • Undertake regular collection, analysis and reporting of monitoring data using the agreed monitoring systems, and advice UNICEF and partners on status and efficiency of programme implementation, and any remedial action required to enhance and improve programme delivery Prepare quarterly field visit schedule based on performance analysis Carry out field visits in accordance with the schedule Submit regular monthly monitoring and supportive supervision reports Assess capacity of implementing partners on monitoring and reporting, develop a capacity building plan, and implement accordingly Follow up partners' quarterly reporting and track achievements as against approved PCA targets;
  • Coordinate the follow-up of state level work plan implementation, and ensure that key bottlenecks are discussed and resolved;
  • Consolidate and submit quarterly progress reports

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  • Document any good practices developed as part of the implementation of nutrition projects - specifically write good practice for publication on the project that include human interest stories (with accompanying photographs) that highlights the impact of the projects
  • Fees are subject to negotiations. Please provide fees quotation in the application.

    Expected background (Qualifications & Experience)
  • Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Social Science, and Public Health Nutrition or a related technical field.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in implementation and monitoring of
  • NGOs and working with the Ministry of Health, particularly in developing countries, including in humanitarian settings.

    A range of specialized skills:

  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to organize and implement training; Negotiation, oral and written communication skills including reports preparation;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and proven interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in building successful relationships with government counterparts, UN agencies and other relevant partners;
  • Ability to cope with hardship conditions; knowledge of computer management skills Extensive experience in conducting evaluations of development and research projects, and ability of combining different evaluation tools to capture project outcomes and processes as well as a proven record,in delivering professional reviews ) Experience of carrying monitoring and supportive supervision of nutrition programmes is critical

    General Conditions
  • UNICEF will meet transport and related costs and DSA will be payable at the standard UN rate Entitled to R&R on 6 weekly cycle
  • Payment is based upon completion of the deliverables The consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for the consultants/individual contracts prior to the assignment, and to document that they have the appropriate health insurance UNICEF will provide a laptop and all office supplies related directly to the task for the duration of the consultancy
  • If any field mission is undertaken, the movement of the consultant will be facilitated by UNICEF, thus access to UNICEF transport will be authorized
  • The consultant will comply with UN security rules and regulations Monthly fees for the consultant will be paid depending on the completion of deliverables for the month and submit monthly reports
  • Policy both parties should be aware of > No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant
  • The consultant is not entitled to payment of overtime.
  • All remuneration must be within the contract agreement

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Consultant - Individual Contractor International Nutrition Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

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