Individual National Consultant to support finalization of School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Survey report[30 working days (Spread in a period of one month and a half]
UNICEF Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
About the job
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.
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For every child, opportunity
The Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) – Zanzibar conducted the National School Health and Nutrition Survey (SHNS) in 2022. This was the first survey that collected health and nutrition information among school-age children (5-9), early adolescents (10–14 years) and late adolescents (15–19 years) in both primary and secondary schools in Zanzibar.
The School Health and Nutrition Survey has been completed and advanced draft report was prepared. However, there is a need for the survey report to be finalised, designed, and validated before printing and wider dissemination. In addition, to support advocacy for more investment on SHN interventions three policy briefs are to be developed. To support wider dissemination both within and outside the country as well as enhancing knowledge management three manuscripts are to be drafted for submission to peer review journals
The main objective of this consultancy is to review the draft SHN survey report and ensure availability of final high-quality validated deliverables
How can you make a difference?
The consultant will work under the supervision of Nutrition Officer, with overall guidance from Chief of ZFO and the Chief of nutrition. The following deliverables are expected.
- Review the draft SHN survey report, identify gaps, update/enhance the draft report and provide final validated SHN survey report
- Prepare three policy briefs to support investment on school health and nutrition.
- Prepare infographics presentation and support advocacy with decision-makers including members of house of representatives for increased investment on school health and nutrition.
- Support preparation of three manuscripts on anaemia, overweight and undernutrition for publishing survey findings in peer review journals.
- The consultant shall also do editorial work to ensure the final report is grammatically well written
Deliverable schedule# Report Expected Date Payment Schedule 1 Final Report 7th April, 2023 50% 2 Three draft manuscripts for publishing key findings 28th April, 2023 3 Three Policy Briefings 5th May, 2023 50% 4 A final infographics presentation for high level advocacy and dissemination 11th May,2023
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A national consultant who has done a similar job within or outside the country;
- Advanced university degree in public health, nutrition and or epidemiology;
- 5-10 years of progressive work experience particularly in conducting research in the field of public health and nutrition and extensive publications on the same;
- Relevant experience in advocacy and writing of advocacy briefs;
- High-quality writing skills, with proved experience in writing similar reports or national documents;
- Strong analytical skills demonstrated in dealing with assessment and design of strategies/guidelines for complex education programmes; and
- Written and spoken English is required, basic knowledge of Kiswahili is an added advantage
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Benefits found in job post
- Medical insurance