National consultant – UNICEF


Job Description

Job no:548239
Contract type:Consultancy
Advertised:14 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline:28 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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,

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

National Consultant to support the preparatory and piloting phases and rolling out of the joint complementary feeding Bowl initiative in the targeted states in Sudan.

Specific Tasks:

The basic objective of the consultancy is to support the launching and rolling out of the complementary feeding bowl joint initiative:

1- Support FMOH and other key stockholder in the preparation phase for piloting the complementary feeding bowl in the targeted 4 states which include:
– Support FMOH, SMOH and field team in conducting KAP survey/ pre-intervention assessment in the piloting area.
– Support FMOH M&E team in developing M&E tools and registration forms for CFB
– Support in developing CFB IEC materials in coordination with WFP, health promotion and C4D teams.
– Follow up the procurement and delivery of complementary feeding bowls in coordination with supply and logistic team.

2- Support FMOH, SMOHs in conducting demand creation related activities in coordination with WFP, health promotion and C4D team including advocacy meetings for community leaders and raising awareness sessions for targeted caregivers to guide on the proper use of complementary feeding bowl.
3- Support the national CFB TWG meetings and support the establishment of dedicated technical committees at targeted state level and ensure that meetings are conducted regularly.
4- Support FMOH, SMOHs & UNICEF field offices in conducting capacity development activities.
5- Monitor the project progress through conducting regular monitoring visits to the targeted 4 states.
6- Ensure timely data collection and analysis for CFB agreed indicators/ M&E tools.
7- Provide support to the FMOH, SMOHs & UNICEF field team to conduct post-piloting KAP survey/ assessment.
8- Support the Documentation of complementary feeding bowl initiative piloting stage including lesson learned and clear reconditions on the way forward.
9- Support Complementary feeding technical working group in updating the complementary feeding guideline and inserting complementary feeding bowl related guidance and ensure the endorsement by government.
10- Support FMOH team in developing and implementing rolling out plans for CFB initiative.

Expected Deliverables

  • KAP survey conducted
  • M&E tools and registration forms for CFB developed
  • CFB IEC materials developed
  • Procurement and delivery of CFB followed
  • Dedicated technical committees at targeted state are established
  • TWGs meetings are conducted regularly and minutes shared  
  • 1 TOT at federal level and 8 training at the states level conducted
  • TWGs meetings are conducted regularly and minutes shared
  • Regular monitoring visits to the targeted 4 states conducted
  • CFB indicators related data collected & analyzed
  • KAP post survey conducted
  • Piloting report prepared and endorsed by the TWG & FMOH team
  • Complementary feeding guidelines are updated & endorsed
  • CFB rolling out plan develop and launched

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

  • University degree (Bachelors or higher) in Nutrition or Public Health.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in the field of nutrition, in particular infant and young child feeding or development of Nutrition polices/strategies and guidelines
  • Proper knowledge and understanding of complementary feeding standards and guidelines.
  • Experience in field work
  • Experience in conducting KAP surveys
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult working conditions.
  • Experience working within the humanitarian and development context
  • Established excellence in written communication, including the preparation of easy to understand capacity building materials.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic  as well as the ability to ensure effective communication

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


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: 14 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 28 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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