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Consultancy: To develop e-learning course for caring for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them


How can you make a difference?

The Nutrition Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region Office (EAPRO), in partnership with UNICEF Lao PDR Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to develop an open-source e-learning course for caring for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). The e-learning course is expected to facilitate the training of primary health care workers on early detection and treatment of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition particularly those in remote areas, helping to bridge distances in access to up-to-date information in rural areas.


Work Assignment:

Under the direct supervision of UNICEF EAPRO Nutrition specialist (CMAM), with the leadership of the Regional Advisor, Nutrition, the individual consultant will provide technical support to and capacity development of e-learning content production.

The aim is to use the existing learning content organized in various modules (currently in the form of PowerPoint slides with notes and Word documents both in English and Lao language) and create a self-paced online learning course that can be taken on Agora platform. The online learning course will consist of an e-learning course on caring for children with SAM developed on UNICEF’S Learning Management System (Totara/Moodle) using the LMS functionalities, integrations (like H5P, ‘Yammer block’, etc.) and/or the rapid e-learning software Articulate Rise. A series short videos or links provided by UNICEF will be integrated into the modules to demonstrate the practical application of skills for management of SAM.

The developer will work in collaboration with a UNICEF subject matter expert who will provide oversight over the technical accuracy the course content.

For more details of work assignment, work schedule and deliverables, please see attachment:

Download File VA2021-02 Nutrition Consultant To develop e-learning course for caring for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition.pdf


End Product(s):  

Task 1: The gold version of e-learning (English version) of that supports at least 8 hours of self-learning, is technically sound, and meets UNICEF technical standards for courses hosted in Agora platform (AGORA activity page, plus interactive content)

Task 2: The gold version of e-learning (localized Lao version) that supports administration on a moderated basis by trainers (who would usually be delivering a classroom or face-to-face training) or as a self-administered/managed e-learning with a facility to direct questions to a technical point and for digital certification


Estimated Duration of Contract:   191 working days: Tentative duration: January - December 2021


Official Travel: The consultant will work remotely from home.


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

  • Advanced university degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health or Global Health Policy, ideally with BSc nutrition or medical degree
  • Minimum of eight years of professional international work experience in nutrition programming and policy
  • Proof of experience in the development of training tools and materials and conducting for wasting is essential, with evidence of outputs
  • Experience in working with academic institutions, including developing curricula and training materials is an asset
  • Strong information-gathering and analytical skills
  • Fluent in English and ability to write clearly and concisely in English
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining regular contact UNICEF and other stakeholders involved in the e-course development
  • Strong capacity to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and apply positive strategies for working collectively with remote teams
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate in a multicultural environment
  • Computer literacy with high ability to create presentations and apply various presentation techniques


Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 25 January 2021.

Download File FORM P11.doc


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at


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.


UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.



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