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UN Jobs-Nutrition Information Management Consultant

Malawi

Opportunity Deadline

08/04/2023

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About Organization

For the past 70 years, UNICEF has been actively working to ensure the survival, safety, and growth of children in 190 nations and territories. In addition to promoting child health and nutrition, clean water and sanitation, excellent basic education for all boys and girls, and the defense of kids against abuse, exploitation, and AIDS, UNICEF is the world’s biggest supplier of vaccines for poor nations.

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UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.

About UN Jobs-Nutrition Information Management Consultant

The Nutrition Information Management expert in Malawi will be in charge of supporting the Nutrition Cluster at the national and sub-national levels with the help of the National Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team. In order to facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and show whether results and impact are achieved or not, the consultant will gather and organize data on nutrition sector/Cluster coverage and programming results. They will also produce and share information on the response, showing results, gaps, and trends with Cluster partners and the Cluster Lead Agency. The particular duties will comprise, but not be restricted to:

Responsibilities of the UN Jobs-Nutrition Information Management Consultant

  • In consultation with Cluster partners, identify key humanitarian information management (IM) products, develop/adapt templates for collecting this information, and support the Cluster and the Cluster partners in producing a consolidated IM products in a periodical manner
  • Support in conducting the mapping of all current and potential actors– government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, and the private sector through the provision of regular inputs/updates on the Clusters 5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When and for Whom) matrix, Cluster priority response matrix and other tools
  • Facilitate information flow between the Cluster and Cluster partner programs by clearly outlining how data is collected, collated, and analyzed, and facilitate the identification of information gap geographically and programmatically
  • Assist in developing mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery based on   existing data and proactively strive for effective methods of acquiring data from the relevant stakeholders to fill the information gap
  • Support the Cluster coordination team in organizing and participating in regular Cluster coordination meetings aimed at information sharing for appropriate coordination between all nutrition humanitarian partners
  • Prepare Cluster meeting minutes and circulate the Cluster meeting outputs, presentations and minutes
  • Regularly update and maintain a contact list of all nutrition Cluster partners and working groups

Assisting in the Humanitarian Coordinator’s and Humanitarian Country Team’s strategy decision-making for the humanitarian reaction

  • Manage an inventory of database that contains relevant documents on the humanitarian situation (multi-sectorial assessments, nutrition surveys, and SMART surveys, assessment reports of other relevant Clusters such as WASH, Food Security, Health etc., and other relevant information)
  • Provide IM support for the preparation of the nutrition situation analysis
  • Using geographic information system (GIS) for geographic data management, analysis, and production, compile the data and create maps in a timely manner and as needed to assist the nutrition Cluster activities as well as partners and other stakeholders

Requirements of the UN Jobs-Nutrition Information Management Consultant

Education:

  • Degree from an advanced university program in statistics, public health, dietary epidemiology, or information management.

Experience:

  • At least eight years of professional experience in nutrition information and nutrition.
  • Experience in GIS mapping using ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience in information management and information design.
  • Experience in training and capacity development.
  • Experience developing reports, policy briefs, and journal articles for a range of audiences, including practitioners in the field and policymakers.
  • Experience and proficiency in using key statistical software to analyze nutrition data (i.e., MS Excel, Emergence Nutrition Assessment (ENA), Epi Info, STATA, SPSS, R).

Languages:

  • It must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

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