UNICEF recruits 01 TA Nutrition Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
TA Nutrition Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation), NOB, 6 Months (Only for National of Mozambique)
Job Number: 525240 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Mozambique
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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Background and Justification:
Multiple and consecutive shocks over the past three years have significantly increased food insecurity, protection, and other risks such as disease outbreaks, leaving an estimated 2.6 million people – almost 10 percent of the country’s population- in need of life-saving and resilience-building assistance through at least until May 2020. Drought and pests affected much of the country in 2017/2018 with lingering effects expected to last until the next harvests in 2020. Persistent insecurity in Cabo Delgado province since October 2017 has continued to disrupt the lives and livelihoods of an estimated more than 59,000 people.
Also, and for the first time in recorded history, two strong tropical cyclones made landfall in the country during the same season in 2019, leaving a trail of death, damage and destruction whose impacts will be felt well into 2020. Cyclone Idai made landfall in March 2019 near Beira City in Sofala Province, bringing with it strong winds and torrential rains to Sofala, Zambezia, Tete and Manica provinces. Only one month later, in April 2019, Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula. Combined, the two cyclones killed at least 648 people (45 deaths due to Cyclone Kenneth and at least 603 deaths due to Cyclone Idai); injured nearly 1,700 people; led to the full or partial destruction of 277,731 homes; and forced nearly 100,000 people to shelter in sub-standard accommodation sites.
Prior to the disaster, up to 1.78 million people in Mozambique were already severely food insecure (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Phase [IPC] 3 and above), 50 percent of which in the five provinces of Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Tete. For the first time in recorded history, two strong tropical cyclones have hit Mozambique in the same season. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth following on the heels of Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Cabo Delgado on 26 /April. According to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), Cyclone Kenneth left at least 41 people dead and affected more than 140,000 people. The districts of Quissanga, Macomia and Ibo in Cabo Delgado Province were the hardest hit, with reports that entire villages have been destroyed. Rains continued for several days after the cyclone, resulting in widespread flooding; access to some areas remains a challenge and the full extent of the flooding is yet to be completely assessed.
At least 19 Health facilities were damaged or destroyed by the cyclone in Cabo Delgado and more than 20,000 persons were displaced. Direct impacts on houses, including displacements put in risk the regular provision of basic primary health services while simultaneously increasing the risk of infectious disease. Cholera has been confirmed and treatment centres and immunization campaigns are being done while teams increase efforts for improved water and sanitation.
UNICEF and partner field teams are deployed and are helping the Ministry of health on the delivery of life-saving activities. Based on previous cyclone and flood experience, the burden of malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition and common illnesses and injuries cases as well as the disruption on the treatment of chronic illnesses such us HIV, is anticipated to grow given the scale and impact of the disaster. Nevertheless, this has increased the demand for accurate information and proper monitoring and evaluation of the response progress in different areas and provinces.
Overall purpose of the assignment: To support the CHN section Monitoring and Evaluation function related to the humanitarian programmes in health and nutrition under Idai and Kenneth cyclones response and other humanitarian situations.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Under the leadership of UNICEF Nutrition Section, the professional will work closely with UNICEF provincial level structures and partners, and the Ministry of Health at central and provincial levels, and partners, to support the nutrition monitoring and evaluation process of the health and nutrition response efforts.
The professional will serve as a dedicated Monitoring and Evaluation officer linked to the humanitarian context for CHN section to help consolidate information to assure follow up program implementation associated to Health and nutrition UNICEF response after cyclones Idai and Keneth. And other emergencies like the nutrition insecure district detected through the IPC AMN analysis.
Under direct supervision of the CHN section chief the consultant will have the following tasks:
1. In coordination with MISAU support data collection form province and district level related to the health and nutrition programs in the affected districts
2. Monitor program implementation of response in the districts included in the response programs for all the provinces and districts
3. Support districts and province health and nutrition authorities to develop, implement and monitoring districts response plans jointly with program officers
4. In coordination with CHN colleagues and UNICEF logistic sections, ensures that nutrition supplies (RUTF, RUSF, CSB, therapeutic milk) and health supplies are accounted and verified in place and compile information for sharing through specific reports.
5. In case of emerging humanitarian situation, the specific tasks of the TOR would be adjusted to support:
a. Rapid field assessment and reporting
b. Field support to develop, implement and monitoring going response plans. This may include any of the following: measles campaign, vitamin A supplementation, deworming, and malaria prevention; prepositioning of commodities for basic health services both curative and preventives at facility level (immunization, pre-natal services, obstetric cares, neonatal services, PMTCT and HIV services) in emergency prone areas; resource mobilization efforts including preparation of emergency funding appeals for UNICEF.
Monthly monitoring reports on nutrition and health program implementation at national and provincial level
Update cluster monitoring tools on a monthly basis (4w’s, financial reports, etc..)
Contribute to regular humanitarian situation reports and other related documents
Revise and propose targets for humanitarian response in health and nutrition
QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES
University degree in social sciences, M&E, business administration/management, planning development.
Professional work experience in programme development and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation activities.
A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience.
Proficient management and coordination skills;
Evidence of active involvement in strategic planning, with preferable experience with Country Programme Document development.
Fluency in English and Portuguese
LOCATION AND DURATION
• Location: Maputo with a frequent travel to provinces
• Duration of the contract: Six months initial deployment (start 19August; ends 18 February 2020).
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Mon Aug 05 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)