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Job Title: Nutrition Consultant (State planning and implementation Support for Bi- annual Maternal New-born Child Health Week)

Employer: United Nations Children’s Fund / UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-40-2013  

Level: National Officer (NOB)

Contract Type: Short Service Agreement (SSA)

Duration: 6 months.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria  

Purpose of Assignment:

The consultant will provide focused planning, follow up and documentation support to the field offices to ensure timely and effective planning, implementation and implementation of maternal new-born child health week (MNCHW) weeks by States. Contribute to increase in coverage of key micronutrient interventions. Support government at central level for planning and coordination activities for coverage verification of the upcoming campaign and development of plans guidelines, trainings and monitoring and evaluation (ME) tools for the May-June 2014 round.

The project objectives include;

a. Evaluation, analysis and reporting on findings from the November campaign.

b. Ensure timely development and implementation of the State Work plan and release of funds to LGAs

c. To ensure implementation of effective social mobilisation activities focusing on vitamin A supplementation

d. Support States and partners to effectively monitor the campaign and take corrective actions

e. Ensure timely collection of data and information and document processes, conduct bottleneck analysis and document lessons learnt on MNCHW.

f. Ensure development of guidelines, training and monitoring and reporting tools

g. Ensure timely verification and coverage data

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

1. Support finalization of guidelines, training manuals, monitoring and reporting tools review

2. Participate in stakeholders planning and review meetings.

3. Track and report on the status of MNCHW implementation against defined milestones

4. Compile and analyse completeness of the State Workplans, with detailed budget and supply needs

5. Support and report on distribution of supplies (Vitamin A, deworming & Iron) and IEC materials

6. Conduct field visits to low preforming States to technical back stop and monitor MHCHW distribution focusing on low preforming LGAs

7. Map health facilities in each LGA conducting the campaign, compile administrative data for micronutrient interventions and map the data by LGA

8. Analyze post-campaign SMART surveys to validate VAS coverage 9. Follow up with field offices for State post campaign reports and support NPHCDA to carryout post campaign validation, dissemination and reporting activities

10. Work with field office to prepare planning matrix for May 2014 round, with supply and budget requirements

11. Assist in other micronutrient interventions related to MNCHW supported by the section.

Expected Deliverables:

a. Work plan for 6 months, based on assigned duties, one week after signing of contract.

b. Detailed monthly activity workplan and monthly progress report.

c. MCHW state workplan with budget and supply needs, LGA micro-plans, social mobilization plan, IEC materials, training, monitoring and reporting tools developed and utilized for the campaign,

d. Monitoring and supervision reports, including indepth interview and FGDs with health workers and mothers

e. Collated post campaign reports-detailing State/LGA wise coverage, activities covering pre-implementation, implementation and post-implementation processes, including bottlenecks, lessons learnt, and recommendations to improve the May-June 2014 round of MNCHW.

f. Guidelines, training manuals, monitoring and reporting tools developed and rolled out.

g. Review of literature relating iron supplementation during pregnancy, analysis of current status and recommendations to improve the coverage of intervention

h. Final consultancy report as per the consultancy ToR

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required:

•   A University degree in one of the following fields: Public health, Nutrition, Nursing, or other related health disciplines; or a combination is required.

•   At least six years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the State and national levels in program/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.

•   Experience in working with MNCHW desirable

•   Experience on micronutrient programming required.

•   Strong data management and analysis skills required

•   Fluency in English required while knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.

•   Leadership and teamwork abilities.

•   Capacity to multi-task

•   Good communication and writing skills

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please apply online or send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded here to

Deadline: 12th December, 2013

Please mention the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

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