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Nutrition Specialist (Knowledge management and social protection/nutrition), P-4, TA (364 days) at UNICEF

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Job Description

Duties and responsibilities :

Support Global Technical Team on Social Protection and Nutrition:

  • Regularly contribute to GTT on social protection and nutrition
  • Support the development of global guidance and tools on social protection and nutrition to support country-level programming.
  • Support the documentation of country case studies of linked social protection and nutrition. programmes and identification of lessons learned and future opportunities
  • Contribute to the global community of practice on social protection and nutrition

Support linked social protection and nutrition programming in ESAR countries:

  • Provide technical assistance to countries in ESARO to scale up linked programmes
  • Provide ‘deep dive’ technical assistance to countries planning linked social protection and nutrition programmes (such as Malawi, South Sudan and Angola)
  • Document case studies of linked social protection and nutrition programmes in ESARO as programmes develop including identification of lessons learned and future opportunities
  • Perform a scoping review of Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCTs) and nutrition in ESAR, including challenges/ barriers and opportunities

Support school nutrition agenda in ESAR countries

  • Document country case studies of school-based integrated programme for nutrition and synthesis of lessons learned, including those in partnership with WFP in Eastern Africa and in Southern Africa,  including exploring the potential for framing these within a social protection and nutrition framework
  • Support the development of an advocacy brief and technical brief on integrated school programme for nutrition together with WFP.
  • Support the completion and documentation of landscape analyses on nutrition of school age children and adolescents and summary briefs for at least two countries (Zambia and Malawi and possibly others to be defines)
  • Document the implementation of strategies to deliver an integrated package of social services through the school platform in selected countries and use this to complement and update an ESARO concept note/strategy paper

Develop knowledge products to support nutrition programming in ESAR

  • Work with UNICEF country offices and partner agencies to document case studies of nutrition resilience programming in seven countries
  • Work with UNICEF and WFP regional and country office colleagues to document progress on the UNICEF-WFP enhanced partnership framework in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia in the areas of wasting, school nutrition and nutrition resilience
  • Technical support for the development of key thought leadership products including documentation, guidance and tools (such as on the ESAR Collaboration for Children stunting priority, food systems, climate change adaptations, resilience agendas and innovations
  • Support the UNICEF Burundi Country Office to document national programming under the Government of Netherlands Grant

 Act as regional focal point for knowledge management for nutrition for ESAR

  • Provide information and technical support to countries on knowledge management for nutrition
  • Contribute to regional knowledge management forums and complete the annual IMERP for nutrition
  • Act as regional focal point for contributions to global nutrition knowledge products, such as UNICEF WINS and nutrition@unicef.
  • Contribute to the Global Technical Team on knowledge management for nutrition
  • Contribute to the shaping and design of nutrition evaluations
  • Develop peer-reviewed papers from the knowledge on nutrition generated by UNICEF
  • Support the dissemination of regional nutrition data and learning in multiple forums
  • Coordinate ongoing updates of the UNICEF ESAR nutrition share point site to provide a repository of nutrition information to support UNICEF CO nutrition and other sector teams
  • Develop ESARO nutrition newsletter twice per year

Key Expected Results :

  • Global guidance and tools on Social Protection and Nutrition
  • Case studies on linked social protection and nutrition programmes in ESAR
  • ESAR scoping review of HCT and nutrition linkages
  • Set country case studies of school-based integrated programme for nutrition and synthesis of lessons learned.
  • Advocacy brief and technical brief on integrated school programme for nutrition.
  • Updated concept/strategy note on schools as platforms for integrated service delivery
  • Set of country case studies of nutrition resilience programming and synthesis of lessons learned.
  • Set of country case studies of examples of collaboration between UNICEF and WFP across three countries and synthesis of lessons learned.
  • Thought leadership products on food systems and climate/nutrition
  • Knowledge products for global KM streams
  • At least one peer-reviewed paper per year
  • ESARO nutrition newsletter twice per year

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree in public health nutrition, international development studies/ international relations or social sciences.
  • At least eight years of professional work experience at international and national levels in public health nutrition including at least five years of professional experience creating knowledge products for nutrition (articles, case studies, peer-review papers, technical briefs, summary documents)
  • Experience documenting examples and reviewing evidence of linked social protection and nutrition programmes and supporting guidance and programming in this area would be an asset
  • Experience supporting the development of global, regional or national guidance would be an asset
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN and/or local working language of the duty station an asset
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