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International consultation for Supporting the Government of Cameroon to undertake a costing of its multisectoral nutrition implementation plan

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Work type: Consultancy
Location: Cameroon
Categories: Nutrition

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, good nutrition

UNICEF is looking for an internation consultant to support the Government of Cameroon to estimate costs to carry out the national multisectoral implementation plan for nutrition that has just been developed. A special emphasis will be put on estimating the cost of monitoring progress towards the national nutrition targets.

This work will be carried out through costing analyses and discussions with key government organizations, in particular the Ministry of Health (MINSANTE) and the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MINEPAT) as well as UN organizations and other partners involved in nutrition.

How can you make a difference?

The activities to be taken up and completed during the course of the assignment are summarized in the table below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

30%

 

 

 

 

 

1.      Discuss with key stakeholders and build consensus on the methodology to be used for the consultancy

o   Organize an inception workshop to discuss with key stakeholders the methodology that will be used, the scope of analyses, cost estimates, scheduling and the actions to undertake within the framework of the consultancy.

o   Propose a detailed methodology for the consultation taking into account the views and expectations of all stakeholders

o   Organize a desk review of available data on costing of nutrition interventions in Cameroon

 

 

40%

 

2.      Determine cost estimates for each of the six priority areas of action for the national multisectoral implementation plan for nutrition.

 

 

30%

 

3.      Determine cost estimates for actions to monitor progress towards national multisectoral nutrition targets

 

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

    1. Education: Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Epidemor any other relevant field

    2. Work experience:  Minimum 15 years of experience in the design and management of nutrition programs

    3. Competencies:  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Strong analytical skills Sound judgement and initiative; Strong communication and writing skills

    4. Languages: French written and oral fluency, with a good knowledge of English

Conditions of work

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Section Chief and the overall supervision of the M&E Section Chief. The level of collaboration expected from the consultation is outlined in the table below:

 

Contact

Purpose

Frequency

Internal

UNICEF Cameroon Nutrition colleagues

Discussions on ongoing nutrition interventions

Frequent

UNICEF sections (Health, WASH, HIV and Protection)

 Discussions on cross-sectoral convergence and inter-sectoral linkages

Frequent

UNICEF WCARO

Consultation on strategies and technical issues

Frequent

External

Government partners, UN organizations, NGOs and CSOs

Exchange of information, consultation on key nutrition interventions and actions

Frequent

 

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

A two stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the applications received in accordance to the below criteria, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Submitted applications will be assessed using Cumulative Analysis Method. Technical proposals should attain a minimum of 50 points to qualify and to be considered:

Please submit separately a financial offer and a technical proposal:

a) Technical proposal (Maximum technical score: 70 points)

 

  1. Overall Response: Maximum 10 points                                              
  • Understanding of scope, objectives and completeness and coherence of response           
  • Overall match between the ToR requirements and proposal
  1. Proposed Methodology and Approach: Maximum 20 points                         
  • Quality of proposed approach/methodology
  • Quality of proposed Implementation Plan, i.e. how the consultant will undertake each task, and maintenance of project schedules;
  1. Technical Capacity: Maximum 40 points                                             
  • Range and depth of experience with similar assessments
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in the field of nutrition
  • Strong analytical skills and qualitative and/or quantitative statistical data processing applications
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills

                                                                                  

b) Financial Proposal (Maximum Financial Score: 30 points)

The financial proposal should contain the following information:

  • Fee for services to be provided – based on the deliverables in the Terms of Reference
  • Wherever possible, indicate the itemized cost of the travel (air tickets etc.) if an international consultation, and subsistence costs for your stay in the country.

 

The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 50 points in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: W. Central Africa Standard Time
Applications close: W. Central Africa Standard Time

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