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International Consultant to support the multi-sector UNICEF Nutrition programme in Sudan CO, 11 Months, Khartoum, Sudan

Apply now Job no: 533386
Work type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Sudan
Categories: Nutrition, Consultancy

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, Hope www.unicef.org/sudan

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?

Under the guidance of the Nutrition Manager to support UNICEF country office develop the national multisector nutrition action plan that requires inter-sectoral collaboration and commitment. The international consultant will support UNICEF H&N section in Sudan during the MTR and new country programme to develop the multisector nutrition programme.

Basic objectives of consultancy

  • Support UNICEF in the development of the national multisector nutrition action plan by facilitating consultation across sectors to agree on the priority areas and interventions include Situation analysis based on S3MII, package of services and costing taking in consideration undertaking the analysis on Sudan investment in Nutrition in 2018-2019 (government and Non-government, Humanitarian and development).
  • Activate the academia network and support the development & endorsement of its 2020 -2021 annual work plan.
  • To support the update, finalization, endorsement & dissemination of SUN operational manual.
  • To support the technical working group meetings minutes available and shared for proof of deliverable.
  • Organization of high-level meeting on the importance of investing in nutrition/resource mobilization meeting for nutrition (minutes available and shared for proof of deliverable)
  • Provide UNICEF inputs for SUN annual joint report on time
  • Support the development of success story and advocacy material for SUN

Key Activities/Tasks

  • Provide the needed support to Academia network to ensure its functionality.
  • Support the development of academia network 2020-2021 workplan.
  • Follow up the finalization & endorsement of the Academia network AWP.
  • Support the implementation of Academia network planned activities.
  • Provide coordination between UNICEF different sectors involved in Academia & research agenda.
  • Support UNICEF team & the steering committee in updating & endorsement of SUN operational manual.
  • Support key stakeholders developing the national multisector nutrition action plan.
  • Priority areas and interventions, package of services and costing are clarified & agreed upon - submit at least a final draft document.
  • Ensure full coordination with UNICEF different sectors involved in the national multisector nutrition action plan.
  • Participate & provide technical support to the technical working group meetings.
  • Prepare for the conduction of High-level meeting on the importance of investing in nutrition/resource mobilization meeting for nutrition including coordination with all key stakeholders.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: economics, public policy or administration, management, public health, nutrition, agriculture, or related field.
  • A minimum of Eight years of relevant professional work experience in an international setting, preferably with field experience in Africa or the Middle East including experience in institutional capacity building at the national level and experience in managing multiple parties in an international context.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to strengthen capacity of national counterparts and partners to sustain activities.
  • Relevant competencies including strong skills in facilitation, project management, team-building, communication, and conflict resolution or mediation; ability to influence and interact with senior level decision-makers across different organizations and cultures and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy in order to resolve issues; Ability to manage and conduct large and complex analyses, including collating and presenting data, monitoring and evaluation, progress reporting; Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those relevant to the team and partners.
  • Familiarity with large organizational structures with headquarter, regional, and country level operations.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Power point.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds, irrespective of gender, 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.

View our competency framework at




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.

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