Emergency Nutrition Consultant at UNICEF

Job Number: 496045Location: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Emergency consultant provides specified technical support to enable UNICEF to effectively monitor and improve the quality of MOH CMAM service delivery in priority drought affected woredas of Amhara region.

Assignment Tasks

Coordinate the monthly travel plans and join each of four CMAM monitors periodically in the field ideally in collaboration with RHB, ZHB and Woreda health office nutrition focal persons to ensure the scorecard and mentoring/response is well delivered.
Compile monthly narrative and dataset from each woreda CMAM based on the scores attained during the monitoring visits.
Support the CMAM monitors to make realistic recommendations based on the observed CMAM service delivery.
Liaise with UNICEF and RHB to ensure remedial action is planned based on monitoring information, support CMAM monitors to plan monthly travel plans based on targeted needs.
Provide regular feedback to UNICEF Nutrition Expert re supply status, challenges and bottlenecks to quality CMAM service delivery as observed by monitors.
Support timely collection and analysis of relevant OTP/SC reports from health facilities as requested by UNICEF during field visits.
Collaborate with R-ENCU team support the generation of monthly CMAM performance mapping to inform need for remedial action, training etc.
Regularly attend nutrition cluster meeting to support the CMAM performance and quality of care agenda in collaboration with UNICEF nutrition expert.
Support the integration of IYCF-E with CMAM and other existing Nutrition services.
Perform related tasks as needed by the nutrition section and the field office.

Methodology

The consultant will be based in UNICEF Bahir Dar Field Office and will work closely with the CMAM monitors and UNICEF Nutrition expert. Primarily the consultant will orient NGO partners and RHB during MANTF at Regional level to ensure the CMAM monitoring tool (scorecard) is well understood and NGO can support RHB in its efforts to use the scorecard widely throughout the P1 and P2 woredas in the next 6 months.

On a monthly basis, the nutrition officer will join MOH and CMAM monitors, and periodically join NGOs in assigned woredas to ensure skill transfer to service providers, strong supply monitoring and generating/submitting monthly CMAM reporting and to provide updates on the context and nutrition situation in drought affected woredas. In this capacity the consultant will feedback and flag gaps in response from nutrition/WASH/health as per context.

The consultant will liaise with RHB nutrition team, review monthly CMAM monitors’ travel plans, monthly database and reports and share performance reports and recommendations with with the RHB. He/she will also facilitate Joint Supportive Supervision site visits with RHB, ZHB and Woreda health and nutrition focal persons.

The consultant will support UNICEF track and report supply pipeline for CMAM essential drugs and RUTF by providing feedback of average consumption vs dispatch plan and the flow between RHB, ZHB and woreda.

Expected Deliverables

Deliverable 1.

1. Training report showing pre-post score of trainees and participant list signed and ready for submission to UNICEF.

2. High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:


the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

3. Submit CMAM monitors travel plans for June.

Deliverable 2.

1. Training report showing pre-post score of trainees and participant list signed and ready for submission to UNICEF.

2. High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 (and P2) woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

3. Submit July travel plans for 4 CMAM monitors.

Deliverable 3.

1. High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:


the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

2. Submit August travel plans for 4 CMAM monitors.

Deliverable 4.

High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

September travel plan for 4 CMAM monitors.

Deliverable 5.

High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

2. October travel plan for 4 CMAM monitors

Deliverable 6.

High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

November travel plan for 4 CMAM monitors

Deliverable 7.

High quality technical REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

December travel plan for 4 CMAM monitors

Deliverable 8.

High quality technical FINAL REPORT and database each month to UNICEF within one week of the end of the month. The report is based on the field observations of MOH with CMAM monitors, NGOs and ENCU, summarising the following:

the gaps/responses and needs in SC and OTP services in P1 and P2 woredas
the overall score per woreda monitored each month- presented as a Regional trend using the XL tool provided
tabulate the actions, responsibilities requiring immediate action

Handover summary and next month travel plan for 4 CMAM monitors

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Food Security, International health and nutrition, or other health related science field.

Years of relevant experience

Minimum of 2 years experience in Nutrition programming including, but not limited to, Management of Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition, including Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programmes (TSFP), and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), and Micronutrient Supplementation programming.
Experience in conducting training in the management of severely malnourished children

Competencies of Successful Candidate

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