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CONSULTANCY FOR HONDURAS IYCF-E SUPPORT

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Jalaa Abdalrahman

Action Against Hunger Canada

Utilisateur régulier

28 mars 2022, 17:43

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 23:59 EST

Background

The Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Alliance (GNC Technical Alliance or Alliance) is an initiative for the mutual benefit of the nutrition community, and affected populations, to improve the quality of nutrition in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The GNC Technical Alliance Partners are made up of the GNC partners and other individuals, organizations, initiatives, and academia at global, regional and national levels that hold nutrition technical expertise across the humanitarian and development spheres.

The Alliance’s Technical Support Team (TST) provides on-demand technical support for nutrition in emergencies both remotely and in-country.

UNICEF Honduras have requested the support of the TST to support the development of an Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Action Plan.

Objective

The IYCF-E Advisor will work with key nutrition partners (and other sectors) to develop a comprehensive IYCF-E action plan for Honduras to provide significant technical stimulus to the response, guide implementation, and support advocacy and fundraising.

Service description

A detailed Terms of Reference is under development however will include:

Conduct an analysis of the IYCF-E situation in Honduras through a desk review and qualitative assessment (including interviews with key stakeholders)

Convene a working group for the development of the action plan within the Nutrition Technical Group (GTN). Include the invitation to other sectors such as child protection.

Conduct a capacity assessment of IYCF-E amongst representatives of the nutrition, health and child protection sector of the 18 departments

Work with the working group to develop an IYCF-E action plan for the Nutrition Sector, based on the IYCF-E Joint Declaration.

In collaboration with the working group and key partners develop a dissemination strategy (with emphasis on the new authorities) of the action plan.

TIMELINE

Likely to be 30-40 days of work, possibly over a longer period. The expected start date is April.

Required profile

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Required:  

Master’s degree in Economic, Social Science, Nutrition, Public Health, or related field.

At least 5 years work experience in infant and young child feeding in emergencies programming preferably in humanitarian settings.

Knowledge and demonstrated experience on nutrition and public health in emergencies with a specific experience on monitoring and evaluation and capacity assessment.  

Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting surveys of gaps and mapping of initiatives. 

Demonstrated experience in capacity building, including conducting learning needs assessment, capacity assessment and capacity building strategies.

Ability to analyze diverse information and develop recommendations for an appropriate response to emergencies.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to humanitarian principles.

Experience in the development of innovative training tools (will be considered an asset).

Flexibility in WoW: the nature of the consultancy work might shift based on emerging needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

Strong skills in coordination and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including nutrition clusters, partners and the Ministry of Health.

Highly developed writing skills – both at a programmatic level (assessment reports, proposals) and a policy level (policy papers, guidance notes).

Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high- level external representation presentations).  

Ability to work in Spanish is essential.

DUTY STATION/LOCATION:

The work will mostly be conducted remotely with a potential visit to Honduras.

SUPERVISORS

The consultant will be supervised by both the TST Coordination Unit (based at AAH Canada) and UNICEF Honduras.

Contract modality

Deliverable based, fixed term contract with Action Against Hunger Canada, starting as soon as possible.

Applications are open to individuals, teams of people or organizations.

How to apply

Proposals responding to this RFQ should include:

Updated CV detailing experience in conducting similar work.

Maximum 1 page Cover letter.

Three references for which you have conducted similar work.

Please provide your daily rate in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Please note: Consultants of the GNC Technical Alliance Consultant Roster can simply share their interest, an up-to-date CV and daily rate, and will be prioritised for this work.

To apply for the roster, please visit: https://ta.nutritioncluster.net/node/33

Submit the proposal before Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 23:59 EST to:

procurement@actionagainsthunger.ca

Please highlight “CONSULTANCY HONDURAS IYCF-E WORK” in the subject heading.

Here is the link to the post:

 https://actionagainsthunger.ca/honduras-iycf-e-support/

Here is the url to the LinkedIn post:

 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6914244364735041536 

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