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With more than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF’s presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness.
Why Work With Us?
Action Against Hunger (AAH), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are implementing a joint project, the Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Borno and Yobe including a multisectoral pilot (INP+) from April 2017 to March 2019. The project’s interventions focus on the â€˜first 1000 days of life from the start of a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday. This period provides a critical window of opportunity for preventing undernutrition and its consequences.
The DFID-funded project is implemented in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the Federal Ministry of Health, the National and State Primary Health Care Development Agencies, and the State Ministries of Health. It aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years, and pregnant and lactating women, through interventions linked to prevention, detection and treatment of undernutrition.
As part of the overall INP+ project, a multi-sectoral pilot is being implemented in Shani and Nangere LGAs in Borno and Yobe States, respectively. The pilot integrates interventions that address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition within one package. While nutrition-specific interventions like the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition, promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices, and micronutrient supplementation address the immediate causes of malnutrition, nutrition-sensitive interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene activities, livelihood support, early childhood development, child protection, and health activities target the underlying causes.
In February 2018, a baseline survey was carried out for the multi-sectoral pilot in the intervention LGAs (Nangere and Shani) and control LGAs (Bayo and Gujba). The midline survey should be carried out in the first quarter of 2019.
UNICEF is currently seeking suitable and qualified candidates to fill the position below;
Job Title: National Consultant Midline Survey for Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to the Humanitarian crisis including the multisectoral pilot (INP+)
Job ID: NC9377
Work type: Consultancy