National consultant_ to support the nutrition in emergency responses in North West areas of Myanmar, Hakha, Myanmar (Open to Myanmar Nationals Only)

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  • Myanmar


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Purpose of the activity/ Assignment

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to support nutrition programme in North-west areas especially for emergency nutrition response, networking and coordination

Scope of Work

The consultancy will be based in Hakha field office to support nutrition programme on emergency and rapid response through leading of the subnational cluster coordination and nutrition information management. The consultant reports to the Chief Field Office, Hakha with technical guidance from national level nutrition specialist.

In close working with health, nutrition and other staff, the consultant will have to provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the humanitarian planning for the delivery of results in north west areas. He/she will implement a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results.

Duty Station : Hakha Field Office

Reports to: Chief Field Office, Hakha with technical guidance from national level Nutrition Specialist

Duration of the Assignment: 8 months , full-time

Expected start date : 1 June 2022, End date : 31 January 2023

Description of Assignment:

Tasks 1:

  1. Support emergency nutrition response coordination, networking and information management

– Support establishing and functioning of sub-national nutrition cluster in North West

– Initiate sub-national nutrition cluster

– Organize and conduct nutrition cluster meetings

– Coordinate with humanitarian partners and take action to harmonize the activities at field level

-Support and coordinate with partner organizations as required for nutrition emergency response in North West

– Develop the nutrition cluster database including 4Ws and contact information in collaboration with cluster and partners to identify who is working where and find out the gaps for the humanitarian response

– Lead and conduct sub-national nutrition cluster meetings and take action to harmonize the activities at field level; follow up the action points from the meetings with respective partners

– Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings to integrate and harmonize on humanitarian response plan for nutrition

Deliverables 1:

– Nutrition cluster established in North West.

– Nutrition cluster data including 4Ws and capacity assessment developed and updated regularly.

– Two sub-national cluster coordination meetings conducted, and minutes shared with stakeholders.

– Attended at least 3 meetings of other clusters/sectors /working groups/national cluster.

-Conduct ad hoc tasks assigned by the supervisor

Tasks 2:

  1. Support to nutrition programme situation, planning and response

– Support partners to use simplified MUAC screening in their project areas

– Review or updating of emergency nutrition response plan and its implementation including the needs

– Contribute to the development of national nutrition emergency response plan.

– Organize and provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to the implementation partners

– Support on expansion of nutrition service coverage in North-west areas and gaps for humanitarian response in coordination with national and local stakeholders in north-west areas

– Participated in the meeting related with nutrition on humanitarian response overview and plan for 2023 as part of north-west

Deliverables 2:

MUAC screening using simplified approach conducted in North-west and report shared

Humanitarian nutrition response plan for North West is developed

Development of national nutrition emergency response plan is contributed.

One meeting conducted with the potential partners (NGOs and CSOs) to achieve high impact nutrition

interventions reaching to the vulnerable communities

Tasks 3:

  1. Provide/Assist UNICEF nutrition programme responses

– Support on the nutrition supply chain management for proper utilization

– Conduct data management of partners

– Assist in developing PCA/HDP/SSFA/NFR

– Attend other working group meetings

Conduct ad hoc tasks assigned by the supervisor

Deliverables 3:

Subnational Supply management system is in place

At least 3 implementing partners are in place through HPD/SSFA/NFR

Tasks 4:

4. Technical and capacity building to nutrition implementing partners

-Conduct capacity assessment of partners

– Provide technical and operational support to nutrition cluster members, implementing partners (NGO, CBO), EHO partners and UN partners on the best practices on nutrition-related activities and issues to support effective and efficient programme delivery on nutrition.

-Build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on nutrition and child rights as well as social justice and equity.

Deliverables 4:

Capacity assessment report is shared

Organized and participated in at least three capacity building sessions for the nutrition partners in North-west

Tasks 5:

5. Provide nutrition programme monitoring, operational support and delivery of desired nutrition result

Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues. Provide solutions and recommendations.

Participate in the monitoring of humanitarian nutrition response in north-west.

Deliverables 5:

Two partnership meetings conducted and recommendations provided

At least one face to face or online programme monitoring visit is conducted

Conduct ad hoc tasks assigned by the supervisor

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

  • Bachelors degree in Nutrition, Emergency Response, Public Health or Medical related disciplines. Masters degree in a relevant field is an asset.
  • At least 2 years of professional working experience preferred in the humanitarian nutrition emergency response areas
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in networking and coordination with various stakeholder especially on nutrition
  • Proven ability to establish and maintaining good relationship with UN agencies, NGOs, CSO and EHOs.
  • Adequate knowledge and skill on computer and software (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc)
  • Experiences in working in the North-West areas of Myanmar is preferred
  • Understanding on local languages is desired

Please complete the “Expression of Interest Form” here and attach in the application: Download File 190422 Expression of Interest_ Nutrition Consultant _Hakha.doc


Life and health insurance

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Selected consultants must provide medical insurance coverage at least valid for the period of the contract. The medical insurance coverage must cover medical evacuations in Duty Stations “B” through “E”. Hakha is a “D” duty station. Duty stations “A” or “H” do not require medical evacuation coverage. 

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