Unicef : Development of the National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan Consultancy (Open for Non Zambians Only)

[ 25-11-2016 ]

Development of the National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan Consultancy (Open for Non-Zambians Only)

Job no : 501485
Work type : Consultancy
Location : Zambia
Categories : Health, Nutrition, Consultancy

Advertised : 23 Nov 2016 Jordan Standard Time
Applications close : 06 Dec 2016 Jordan Standard Time

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Purpose of the Assignment
To provide technical assistance to the National Food and Nutrition Commission for the development of the national food and nutrition strategic plan (2017-2021).

Assignment Tasks
The consultant will be expected to carry the following tasks ;

  1. Review and provide feedback on local consultant team’s inception report ; develop annex highlighting additional approach and deliverables under international consultant’s TOR (Home-based work).
  2. Conduct a review of the NFNSP 2017-2021 zero draft (Home-based work).
  3. Prepare and present a review report on the draft NFNSP highlighting key issues from task 2 and how to address them (In-country work : Presentation and discussion of the review report on 10th).
  4. Revise the draft strategic plan based on feedback from NFNC and identified stakeholders (In-country work : Submission of the draft NFNSP).
  5. Develop a draft monitoring and evaluation framework for the new strategic plan (In-country work : Submission of the draft M&E).
  6. Plan and facilitate a 4-day workshop with a small team consisting of NFNC staff and key partners to consolidate the strategic plan (In-country work : Workshop and submission of the final draft NFNSP with M&E framework).
  7. Support NFNC to organize and facilitate a half day validation meeting with partners (In-country work : Meeting).
  8. Edit, finalize the National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan NFNSP (2017-2021), including the M&E framework to enrich the content and ensure its correctness, coherence and consistence (Home-based work : submission of the final NFNSP with M&E framework) .

Expected Deliverables

  1. The consultant will be expected to deliver the following ;
  2. Report prepared and presented on the draft NFNSP highlighting key issues from task 2 and how to address them.
  3. NFNSP 2017 TO 2021 drafted on feedback from NFNC and identified stakeholders.
  4. Draft M and E framework developed for the new strategic plan.
  5. Final draft NFNSP with M&E framework consolidated.
  6. Meeting minutes highlighting key recommendations done.
  7. National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan NFNSP (2017-2021), including the M&E framework finalized.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education
Applicants must have an advanced university degree in Nutrition / Public Health, with significant knowledge of public health and experience in designing large-scale nutrition programs.

Years of relevant experience
Applicants must have at least eight years expertise and experience in strategic planning, particularly within the nutrition/ health sectors.

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent facilitation skills, coupled with ability to bring together stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds.
  • Track record of developing policy/strategic level documents.
  • Strong leadership and team work abilities.
  • A proven track record of high standards/accountability for work products, meeting deadlines, an ability to prioritize tasks within his/her work program and strategies for working both collectively with others on the team and independently to deliver products of the highest caliber.
  • Strong information-gathering and analytical skills, coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding or knowledge of nutrition sensitive programming/issues in other sectors in addition to health.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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.

Advertised : 23 Nov 2016 Jordan Standard Time
Applications close : 06 Dec 2016 Jordan Standard Time

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