Closing date: September 2, 2021
Job no: 544023
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Nutrition
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A steadily growing economy isn’t benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children’s changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.
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Title: National Consultant: SBCC Stunting Prevention Programme
Duty Station: Jakarta
Type of Contract: Individual Consultant
Duration: 15 September 2021 – 15 March 2022 (6 months)
Indonesia showcases a prime example of the triple burden of malnutrition: the coexisting realities of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. While Indonesia aspires to become a high-income country, with over 7 million stunted children, it has been ranked fifth among countries with the highest burden of stunting in children aged under-five. These children face deficits in both physical and cognitive growth that stay with them for life.
Fortunately, Indonesia has begun to take major steps to reduce child undernutrition. In 2017, the Government of Indonesia launched the National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction, to be implemented nationwide, and included stunting as a main development indicator in the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020–2024. Alongside, intensive efforts have been made to identify an essential package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions for scale-up, strengthen the national and subnational capacity to deliver essential nutrition services with coverage and quality, and enhance the multisectoral response for nutrition.
Nevertheless, progress to address child stunting has not kept pace with international and national goals. Moreover, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the national fight against childhood stunting, with many nutrition services being severely disrupted. Thus, it is imperative to take urgent, meaningful and impactful action to make up for lost time and prevent further devastating consequences for the growth and development of individual children and the nation as a whole.
UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of Indonesia and Tanoto Foundation, aims at contributing to achieving the national target of reducing child stunting prevalence to 14 per cent by 2024. In partnership with Tanoto Foundation, UNICEF will apply a systems approach to strengthening and reinforcing the implementation of the National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction both at the national and subnational levels, with aim to increase number of people including mothers and caregivers of children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women equitably benefit from effective social behaviour change communication (SBCC) interventions for prevention of stunting.
Against this backdrop, UNICEF is recruiting a national Consultant to support the development (i) a customized operational plan to roll out the national Juknis Stratkom at subnational level, (ii) communication toolkits & assets, and (III) development of simplified M&E framework
It has also been noticed that there is no dedicated sub coordination working group on SBCC for stunting. As part of this consultancy, UNICEF will support establishing a technical working group (TWG) on SBCC with a coordination role. The purpose of the SBC TWG is to provide guidance and directions on implementing SBC activities and contribute to leverage resources in this crucial area of work.
SCOPE OF WORK:
1. Support the development of a customized operational plan to roll out the national Juknis Stratkom at subnational level
2. Support the establishment of SBCC technical and coordination working group (expert) to strengthen SBCC work under the overall stunting prevention programme.
3. Support the development of simplified M&E Framework
4. Support the dissemination of Operational Plan in 2 Provinces
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
– A minimum of master’s degree in social science, psychology, nutrition, communication, Public Health, or others related field
– A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public/communication or another related area.
– Experience working in government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the area of Community development and C4D is essential
– Relevant working experience with UN Agencies is an asset
– Excellent communication and writing skills in English
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:
– Builds and Maintains Partnerships
– Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
– Drive to achieve results for impact
– Innovates and embraces change
– Manages ambiguity and complexity
– Thinks and acts strategically
– Works collaboratively with others
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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.
Closing date: 2 September 2021
Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
Advertised: 20 Aug 2021 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Sep 2021 SE Asia Standard Time
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