Nutrition Specialist

ABH Partners PLC

Monitoring the 14 multisectoral TA who are assigned in five regions and eight zones to strengthen the multisectoral planning ,budgeting, implementation, and coordination. Additionally, there is a need to provide technical support to the nutrition case team of FMOH and Seqota Declaration Program Delivery Unit. The support includes the development of national multi sectoral nutrition guidelines, revising multisectoral nutrition indicators based on the new Food and Nutrition Strategy, and providing training for regional, zonal, and woreda level managers.

Attractive

Contract

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Career Level
10+ years
Type of corporation
Company size

ABH Partners Plc is a leading consultancy and human resources sourcing firm in Ethiopia with about 15 years of experience in supporting the implementation of development programs and projects. ABH exists to fuel synergistic societal growth by harnessing local knowledge and international standard. Dedicated to the betterment of societal development, technical assistance, and knowledge management, ABH has gained credibility and industry experience in the development sector in general.
ABH partners would like to invite applicants who meet the below requirements to apply for the position of Nutrition Specialist

Required Number: ONE

Duty station: Addis Ababa

Salary: Attractive 

Level: NOC

Duration: 4Months

Reporting to: Nutrition Specialist NOD 

Expected Start Date: Immediately after concluding the contract agreement

Background

A comprehensive Food and Nutrition Policy (FNP) is developed to guide the delivery of a range of effective interventions to reduce malnutrition in Ethiopia. Moreover, the costed  ten years' National Food and Nutrition Strategy 2021-2030' (FNSS) is launched, identifying key interventions that can be implemented at a significant scale within the next ten years.  
The  strategy  ensures  multisectoral nutrition implementation and  coordination  in  the  country  and  guides  the  delivery  of  cost-effective nutrition interventions to reduce the high burden of malnuti•ition. To accelerate this progress , Ethiopia made an ambitious plan to end child undernutrition by 2030 , named the Seqota declaration. The Seqota declaration s currently under expansion phase and envisage woreda-based planning and budget for multisectoral  nutrition  response .

Rationale


There is a need to closely monitor the 14 multisectoral TA who are assigned in five regions and eight zones to strengthen the multisectoral planning , budgeting  ,implementation, and coordination. Appropriate and quality data will facilitate resource allocation, decision-making ,and  policy formulation. UNICEF has been supporting the government  of Ethiopia  for the development  and rollout of the Unified Nutrition Information System for Ethiopia (UNISE) .UNISE combines nutrition ­specific and nutrition -sensitive indicators to strengthen the multisectoral nutrition information system and establish a monitoring system through Open Data Kit (ODK) to monitor multisectoral Nutrition planning and coordination .Additionally, there is a need to provide technical support to the nutrition case team of FMOH and Seqota Declaration Program Delivery Unit.

The support includes the development of national multisectoral nutrition guidelines, revising multisectoral nutrition indicators based on the new Food and Nutrition Strategy, and providing training for regional, zonal, and woreda level managers. The training will strengthen nutrition specific and sensitive intervention, planning and monitoring of nutrition programs, facilitation of the multisectoral approach to nutrition, and coordination of stakeholders.

 

Main Responsibilities 

  • Support and monitor the functioning of the regional Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Coordination mechanism, review the Multisectoral TA's monthly reports, provide feedback, and compile reports.
  • Preparation of reports on multisectoral nutrition status for input to donor reports.
  • Share learnings from the regional Food and Nutrition Coordination Unit. Identify and leverage experiences on multisectoral coordination of nutrition data both within the region and national level. Initiate a regional Food and Nutrition program delivery of conununity of practice that would encourage sharing of learnings and developing a learning culture across other regions and partners involved in implementing multisectoral nutrition programming.
  • Develop a strategy for monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity assessment and capacity building to deepen multisectoral nutrition data use for decision making.
  • Facilitate evidence-informed decision making using available and timely multisectoral data through UNISE.
  • Support and follow up the rollout of UNISE in target woredas and documentation of lessons learned.
  • Support nutrition information systems and monitor the multisectoral nutrition coordination monitoring through ODK.
  • Providian of training to regional, Zonal, and Woreda Managers for the planning and implementation of nutrition specific and sensitive intervention.
  • Follow up on implementing rec01mnended strategies for the multisectoral nutrition coordination operational research.

Deliverable

  • Compiled multisectoral nutrition coordination support reports and input to donor report. 1- 4 months
  • Preparation of multisectoral nutrition support bulletin/brief , 1-3 months
  • Documentation of multisectora ln nutrition coordination support through assignment of TA. 1 -4 months
  • Preparation and messages, videos to be posted to social media to increase visibility of Food and Nutrition Policy/ Strategy. 1- 4 months
  • Documentation of lessons learned on UNISE/ODK and its expansion 1-4 months
  • Training report, 1-4 months
  • Follow up of recommended strategyfor mul tisectoral Coordination, 1-4 months

Reporting

  • The Consultant willreport to the Nutrition Specialist (NOD) as first supervisor and M & E specialist as the second supervisor of UNICEF Ethiopia.

 

Qualification and Skill

  • An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Nutrition, Food Security, Agriculture, Public Health.
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience in nutrition.
  • Detailed understanding of the National Food and Nutrition Policy, Strategy, Program
  • Good understanding of the Multisectoral Nutrition Coordination, ‘Seqota’Declaration and the Government of Ethiopia response to child under-nutrition.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research, and study design and implementation, preferably in nutrition.
  • Experience working with UN Agencies, INGOs, other development agencies, or universities will be an advantage.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure with attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • Approved track record of building and maintaining strategic relationships, influencing complex processes, working in partnership.
  • Experience leading technical working groups and participating in M&E forums.
  • Experience presenting and sharing research and evidence findings in a range of fora.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required.

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