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National Consultancy - Nutrition Information Management System (NIMS) Individual Contractor, Luanda, Angola (6 Months)

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Angola
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, a voice.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

How can you make a difference?

Activities and Tasks

1.Coordination of activities with UNICEF and Ministry of Health central, provincial, and municipal nutrition counterparts to ensure the timely completion of the deliverables

2.Provide training to nutrition focal points at provincial and municipal levels to support capacity development of health staff on nutrition information management and tracking of SPHERE standard indicators for wasting on admissions, cure, default and death rates on a monthly basis using the Kobo Collect tool.

3.In close coordination with provincial and municipal level health authorities, provide technical support for monitoring and evaluation of the nutrition programme to ensure effective IMAM program quality, in line with SPHERE standards.

4.Conduct supportive visits to health facilities in coordination with central, provincial, and municipal levels and propose corrective measures to improve quality of nutrition information management.

5.In close coordination with UNICEF partners, and central, provincial and municipal authorities, develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report sex-disaggregated data on systematic wasting screening through the Caregiver-MUAC approach and community-level mobilization.

6.In close coordination with UNICEF partners, and central, provincial, and municipal authorities, develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report infant and young child feeding counselling through community-level structures.

Tasks:

1.Develop a work plan, outlining the methodology and timelines to execute the terms of reference in consultation with UNICEF and central, provincial, and municipal nutrition counterparts.

2.Organize timely monthly update of data entry forms at health facility and district administration levels for reliable nutrition information.

3.Timely monitor monthly data entered the Kobo Collect platform for nutrition, identifying any bottlenecks (gaps in data entry and errors), troubleshooting and developing of strategies to correct the bottlenecks.

4.Organize on-the-job trainings of health professionals and health support staff (including data manager), that focus on data entry, visualization and creation of graphs and tables and reporting for both health and nutrition staff at health facility, municipal and provincial level.

5.Provide technical support to provincial health authorities and DNSP staff on analysis/reporting of data entered into nutrition platforms and reported to nutrition programme, including Kobo Collect and support with regular monitoring and evaluation of data entries along with follow-up to obtain data.

6.Extract data from Kobo Collect platform to monitor implementation of UNICEF-funded projects and to inform UNICEF reporting on nutrition services.

7.Conduct supportive visits to health facilities in coordination with central, provincial and municipal levels and propose corrective measures to improve quality of nutrition information management.

8.In close coordination with UNICEF partners, and central, provincial, and municipal authorities, develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report sex-disaggregated data on systematic wasting screening through the Caregiver-MUAC approach and community-level mobilization.

9.In close coordination with UNICEF partners, and central, provincial, and municipal authorities, develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report infant and young child feeding counselling through community-level structures.

10.Provide facilitation support in coordination meetings with stakeholders and workshops, as applicable.

11.Produce monthly reports on tasks on item 1-10.

12.Draft a strategy note to help the Ministry of Health (GEPE/GTI and DNSP) develop a capacity building programme for health professionals, provincial and district administrations to expand and sustain results achieved.

13.Facilitate workshop to discuss findings and achievements of this consultancy and recommendations outlined on the strategy note.

Geographic Scope:

The Individual Contractor is expected to travel to the supported provinces during this consultancy whilst also providing support at national level in Luanda to the DNSP. Travel to Huila, Cunene, Namibe, Cuando Cubango and Benguela is expected as per the plan below:

•Luanda – 22 working days – first/second month

•Huila - 22 working days – second/third month

•Cunene - 22 working days – second/third month

•Namibe – 22 working days – third/fourth month

•Cuando Cubango – 22 working days – fourth/fifth month

•Benguela – 22 working days – fifth/sixth month

Task/Milestone

Deliverables/Outputs

Timeline

Estimated Budget

  1. Define detailed work plan, outlining the methodology and specific timelines for the execution of the terms of reference in consultation with UNICEF, DNSP and Provincial and Municipal authorities.

Work plans for 6 provinces developed and validated.

 

Six workplans, one workplan per province, 3 days per province = 18 days

14%

  1. Support DNSP and Provincial nutrition focal points with nutrition data management and reporting

Monthly report on support provided to DNSP and provincial nutrition focal points on nutrition data management provided for each province supported during month and validated.

one report each province, 3 days per province = 18 days

14%

  1. Extract data from Kobo Collect platform to monitor implementation of UNICEF-funded project and to inform nutrition services delivery.

Monthly reports on Kobo Collect indicators

2 days per month  for each province supported = 12 days

10%

  1. Organize and deliver on-the-job trainings of health professionals and statisticians in each province

On-the-job and workshop training and associated reports

One training per province per month, 4 days per province = 24 days

20%

  1. Conduct supportive visits to health facilities in coordination with central, provincial and municipal levels and propose corrective measures to improve quality of nutrition information management in each province.

Report on supportive visit to health facility in coordination with local authorities.

Four  health facility visits per province, over 2 days per province = 12 days   

10%

  1. Develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report severe wasting admissions at national, provincial and municipal level

Monitoring and evaluation tool developed for wasting admission

3 days to develop and revise

7%

  1. Develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report sex-disaggregated data on systematic wasting screening through the Caregiver-MUAC approach and community-level mobilization.

Monitoring and evaluation tool developed for wasting screening

3 days to develop and revise

  1. Develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track and report infant and young child feeding counselling through community-level structures.

Monitoring and evaluation tool developed for IYCF counselling

3 days to develop and revise

  1. Based on good practices and lessons learned, draft strategy note for first review by UNICEF and partners

1st Draft Strategy Note

2 days to develop

  1. Compile monthly report on nutrition statistics for each of the provinces supported sharing information on training, nutrition screening, admissions, counselling, and SPHERE standard indicators for severe acute malnutrition.

1 report shared each month with summary statistics by municipality supported.

5 days per month = 30 days

25%

  1. Finalize strategy note draft

Strategy note revised

1 day

  1. Facilitate workshop to discuss findings and achievements of this consultancy and recommendations outlined on the strategy note.

 

Strategy note finalized and final consultancy report

1 day

 

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

  • A first university degree in in one of the following fields: information technology, statistics, epidemiology, demography, engineering, nutrition, public health or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working on data management, health information management systems or information technology.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to analyze data with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven professional experience in collaborating with governmental, United Nations and non-governmental agencies in Angola.
  • Excellent ability to communicate, facilitate workshops and on-the-job training in information technology and use of DHIS2 and Kobo Collect platforms.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access, or other databases (e.g. pivot tables and functions).
  • Ability to build sustainable and effective partnerships between agencies, government and other relevant partners and promote effective mechanisms of communication and collaboration.
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and mediation.
  • High ethical standards and understanding of sensitivities relating to children’s rights.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and working knowledge of English required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

Remarks:

Duty Station: Luanda, Angola with travel to Huila, Cunene, Namibe, Benguela and Cuando Cubango.

Terms of Payment: The consultant will be paid an all-inclusive fee (transportation costs, stationary, communication and other miscellaneous expenses) as per the stipulated deliverable and payment schedule.

Contract Duration: 6 months

How to apply: Interested candidates are requested to create their profile on UNICEF career portal at https://www.unicef.org/careers/, including cover letter and CV. Candidates should indicate ability, availability and all-inclusive financial proposal to undertake the terms of reference.

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.

Advertised: W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: W. Central Africa Standard Time

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