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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chief Nutrition, P-4, Antananarivo, Madagascar

by Yona Maro  |  at  8:41 AM
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, nutrition
Over 50 per cent of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. This places Madagascar among six countries worldwide with the highest burden of chronic malnutrition. Children who suffer from chronic malnutrition fail to grow to their full potential, mentally and physically. There is a critical window for a child’s optimal physical and mental growth and development, from when it is still in its mother’s womb and during its first two years of life. If the opportunity is missed to intervene, the child will never make up the difference in growth and development, and will be adversely affected for the rest of his/her life.
For more information, please visit: https://www.unicef.org/madagascar/eng/
How can you make a difference?
The Chief of Nutrition will be in charge of the overall management of the nutrition section and the job description will include effective design and management of innovative nutrition programmes for UNICEF in Madagascar. Improvement of the nutrition team and partners’ capacity and skills. The incumbent provides strategic programme vision and high level technical support with partners and donors. He/She leads efforts for high level advocacy, inter-agency and inter sectoral coordination, knowledge management, programmatic guidance at all levels (from policy to community) . Primarily responsible for leading, nutrition team, maintaining good relation with donors, managing the overall nutrition budget and mobilizing additional resources for nutrition.
The key expected results are:
1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management.
2. Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Nutrition sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and ensuring knowledge/information exchange.
3. Quality of rights-based, gender-sensitive Nutrition projects/programmes and policies effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to project management process through results-based management including in emergency settings.
4. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored including in emergency settings, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches, with special attention to gender/sex disaggregated data or relevant indicators.
5. Project fund-raising, delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
6. UNICEF’s global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Nutrition sector.
7. Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Nutrition sector.
8. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration, ensuring that gender-specific feature and requite issues are highlighted.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s) related to international development.
  • Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience innutrition programming.
  • Developing country work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…
    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505331

    Consultant International pour l'elaboration d'une Strategie Nationale C4D survie de l'enfant au Gabon

    by Yona Maro  |  at  8:39 AM
    Pays à revenu intermédiaire de la tranche supérieure, avec un Revenu National Brute par habitant de 17220 dollars PPA en 2013[1], le Gabon ne figure qu’au 112e rang sur les 187 pays classés selon leur Indice de Développement Humain. La dernière enquête sur la pauvreté de 2005, indique qu’un tiers des Gabonais vit en dessous du seuil national de pauvreté et que les ménages du quintile le plus riche concentrent la moitié des richesses. La pauvreté est plus profonde en milieu rural qu’urbain mais les trois quarts des pauvres vivent en ville.
    La Santé, la Nutrition, le WASH et la Prévention de la Transmission du VIH de la Mère à l’Enfant constituent les composantes essentielles et jouent un rôle important dans la Survie et le Développement de l’Enfant Gabonais. Ces composantes essentielles prennent en compte, non seulement les résultats des enquêtes MODA et de la SITAN 2015, mais aussi, les ODD (2, 3, 6), les engagements de l’UNDAF et le mandat de l’UNICEF.
    Selon l’EDSG II de 2012, la Mortalité Maternelle est de 316 décès pour 100000 NV, la Mortalité Infanto-Juvénileest de 65‰, loin de la cible de l’OMD 4, la Mortalité Néonatale est de 26‰, la Mortalité Infantileest de 43‰, les principales causes de la mortalité de l’enfantrestent le Paludisme (29%) et la Rougeole (18%), la couverture vaccinale des enfants 12-23 mois: BCG(92%), DTC3(75%), VAR(74%), la majorité des enfants gabonais (58%) ne seraient pas couverts par le Polio3, le taux d’allaitement maternel exclusif pour les enfants de moins de 6 moisn’est que de 6%, le taux de séroprévalence est de 5,8% chez les femmes et 2,2% chez les hommes, le taux d’utilisation de toilettes améliorées non partagéesn’est que de 34%.
    Ce contexte est aussi dû aux goulots d’étranglements qui persistent malgré les efforts du Gouvernement et des Partenaires : (1) faibles ressources humaines en qualité et en quantité, (2) faible accessibilité aux services de santé, (3) faible qualité de soins de santé et de prise en charge, (4) faible niveau d’engagement et d’appropriation des communautés, (5) faible chaine d’approvisionnement avec des ruptures fréquentes en produits médicaux et de laboratoire, (6) faible niveau de coordination entre les acteurs à tous les niveaux, (7) faible allocation budgétaire aux activités préventives, (8) faibles système d’information sanitaire, (9) certaines pratiques d’hygiène et d’assainissement inadéquates causant les maladies diarrhéiques et infectieuses infantiles.
    Aussi, selon l’EDSG II 2012, 8 % des femmes et 4 % des hommes ne sont exposés à aucun média (journal, radio ou télévision). Si l’on considère le milieu de résidence, on note un écart important entre l’urbain et le rural : 5 % des femmes urbaines ne sont exposées à aucun média contre 28 % de celles du milieu rural. Chez les hommes du milieu urbain, cette proportion est de 2 % contre 19 % en milieu rural.
    Globalement, 19 % des femmes et 32 % des hommes sont exposés aux trois média, au moins une fois par semaine.
    Les proportions d’hommes et de femmes exposés aux trois média augmentent avec l’âge. Cette tendance est cependant plus nette chez les hommes que chez les femmes (14 % pour les 15-19 ans à 42 % à 45-49 ans chez les hommes; chez les femmes, la proportion passe de 16 % à 15-19 ans à 22 % à 40-44 ans.)
    La communication représente le processus par lequel les gens deviennent les principaux acteurs de leur propre développement. Grâce à la communication, les populations cessent d'être des bénéficiaires d'interventions de développement qui leur sont extérieures pour prendre en main leur développement
    La communication pour le développement, processus social fondé sur la promotion du dialogue entre les communautés et les décideurs aux différents échelons, a pour but de promouvoir, développer et mettre en œuvre des politiques et des programmes qui améliorent la qualité de vie des populations. Elle occupe ainsi une place centrale reconnue par la communauté internationale dans la réponse aux besoins d’information, de communication, de participation et d’habilitation des différents groupes de participants, singulièrement les plus vulnérables, en vue de la réalisation des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD).
    La mise en œuvre effective de la stratégie C4D au Gabon est très récente. Son application effective s’est faite durant les journées nationales de vaccination qui ont démontré un impact considérable de cette approche en augmentant l’adhésion des communautés aux activités de vaccination.
    Conscient du rôle et de la place que la C4D peut jouer dans le devenir du pays, les acteurs étatiques impliqués dans la mise en œuvre des activités impliquant la communauté ont reconnu le rôle prépondérant de la communication pour le développement comme facteur de dialogue entre les acteurs de développement à tous les niveaux d’intervention, de valorisation des voix et aspirations des communautés. Aussi, la mise en en place d’un mécanisme de coordination nationale apparaît comme la clé pour la mise à échelle des interventions axées sur la survie, la protection et l’éducation de l’enfant. L’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de communication pour le développement devient urgente pour assurer à cohérence et l’impact des activités.
    OBJECTIFS DE LA CONSULTATION
    Elaborer une stratégie nationale de communication pour le développement focalisée sur la Survie de l’Enfant.
    Objectifs spécifiques
    Faire une revue documentaire
  • Conduire les entretiens individuels et focus groups
  • Faciliter les ateliers de coordination et validation de la stratégie
  • Produire un rapport final de la consultation
  • Résultats attendus
  • Mener une analyse de la composante C4D du programme Survie de l’enfant selon les principes de qualité de la C4D: revoir les recherches, documents disponibles relatif à la C4D en appui à la survie et au développement de l’enfant, discussions avec les décideurs et partenaires autour de la planification et mise en œuvre de la C4D dans le cadre de ce programme (8 jours de terrain)
  • Préparer et faciliter un atelier avec les partenaires pour l’élaboration participative de la stratégie C4D pour la survie de l’enfant y compris un plan de suivi-evaluation (6 jours de terrain)
  • Finaliser la Stratégie C4D de la survie de l’enfant sur la base de l’analyse et du matériel produit (6 jours de terrain)
  • Finalisation des delivrables (20 jours, Home based)
  • Déroulement de la consultation
    La consultation devrait durer 2 mois pendant lesquels le consultant(e) devra conduire et faciliter toutes les activités devant conduire à la validation de la stratégie de communication pour le développement nationale
    Chronogramme
    L’étude se tiendra du 20 Octobre au 30 Novembre 2017
    Profil du consultant
    Consultant international
    Master en science social, sciences de l’éducation, démographie, sciences économiques, science de la communication
  • Expérience en conduite d’étude à caractère national avec focus sur survie et le développement de l’enfant,
  • Bonne connaissance du contexte de l’étude serait un avantage
  • Produire des références de documents de stratégies ou de politiques en matière de conduite de processus national
  • Bonne connaissance des procédures du système des nations unies

  • HOW TO APPLY:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505952

    Consultant International pour elaboration d'un kit de plaidoyer Programme de Cooperation Gabon

    by Yona Maro  |  at  8:38 AM
    Context
    Gabon CO which is dealing with complex programme priorities and challenges, has undertaken important external communication and advocacy initiatives based on the pillars of the Global Communication and Public Advocacy Strategy: “Voice, Reach and Engagement”.
    This programme is stemming from a strategic vision aiming at raising the CO profile and, thus, leveraging resources and partnership within the Cause Framework. The CO is in the process of finalizing its upcoming CPD for the period covering 2018-2022 and has carried out a situation analysis which has shown important bottlenecks for children’s rights fulfilment.
    Despite the Upper Middle Income status of the country, Gabonese children are living in a context marked by a high level of morbidity and mortality due mainly to malaria and Vaccine-preventable diseases. The health system shortfalls stem from human resources weaknesses, insufficient access to quality health services, procurement chain inefficiency and lack of coordination, information and evidence alongside inadequate and harmful social norms (Maternal Mortality : 316/100,000, Under 5 mortality : 65‰, Exclusive breastfeeding rate: 6%, HIV prevalence: global (4.1%), women (5,8%), men (2,2%).
    Child protection issues in Gabon are complex, deep-seated and rife. They are ranging from violence, abuse, discrimination, child trafficking, child neglect, to juvenile justice shortfalls and illegal migration (Child labour: 13%, Domestic violence against children: 40%, Birth Registration rate: 90%).
    According to a Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (2015) many children under 5 suffer from multiple deprivation, especially in the areas of health (42 %), sanitation (40%), nutrition (35%) and protection (27%). Children aged 5-17 years, are facing acute deprivations when it comes to sanitation (40%), protection (24%) and education (23%). Most of those deprived and vulnerable children are living in rural areas, in the poorest households and have a mother without instruction. The ethnic groups most affected by deprivation are indigenous peoples.
    The Country Office is planning to produce a comprehensive outreach and advocacy package to accompany and support the upcoming Programme of Cooperation in terms of visibility, partnership and fundraising.
    Objective of the consultancy
    The main objective of the consultancy is to provide the external communication elements needed to disseminate information on UNICEF's new five-year 2018-2022 program in Gabon. In addition, these communication products will facilitate the raising of additional funds for the implementation of the programs.
    Expected Products of the consultancy
    The consultant should produce the graphic material (photographs) to be used in the promotional materials. In addition, the consultant should develop the content, the design and produce the following products over the duration of the consultancy, 8 weeks:
    150 high-quality photographs (each photo must be delivered in three formats: raw, high and low resolution, including extended captions) featuring UNICEF-supported programs and the context of the country in all districts and in the areas of Child Protection, WASH, Health, Social Policies, Communication for Development and adolescent development. The geographic areas and list of eventual projects or places to be photographed will be defined in coordination with UNICEF. Extended captions must be provided for each photograph by embedding them directly into each image (in the IPTC fields), together with credit, copyright and other relevant information. Extended captions must include: date, place, community or organization, short description of project, names of people, where relevant. The pictures and images must be in accordance with the guidelines of the UNICEF Brand Toolkit (to be shared by UNICEF). The pictures and images produced will be the property of UNICEF.
  • Booklet describing the contents of new Country Programme Document 2018-2022 in English and French ;
  • 1 flyer by program component (4 flyers in total) to describe in more detail the activities under the 2018-2022 program for each component in English and French ;
  • 1 folder that can be used to keep documentation or share the promotional materials.
  • Supervision
    The consultant will be under the supervision of the Communication Specialist and will work in collaboration with the Program Specialists responsible for the different UNICEF programs.
    Qualifications and experience required
    The requirements for this consultancy are as follows:
  • Owning a degree in one of the following areas: communication, marketing or any other area considered as equivalent;
  • 5 years of experience in the design of communication materials;
  • Experience in developing similar promotional materials for an international organization would be an asset
  • financial and logistic arrangements
    All applications must be submitted electronically. In addition an email should be sent to Gabon Country Office with the subject: "Application for design of communication materials" and the following documents:
    Financial proposal including all the necessary costs for the design of the materials (eg translation services if necessary, transport costs, etc.)
  • Technical proposal
  • Example of previous work of the same nature (it can be in PDF format or through a link to any website, dropbox, etc)
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.
    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505909

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