Local Consultant: Nutrition Data and Information Management Consultant for 3 Areas - 11.5 Months

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

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UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

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  1. For Samar: Provincial Health Office in Catbalogan, Samar
  2. Provincial Health Office in Catarman, Northern Samar
  3. For Northern Samar: Provincial Health Office in Dipolog City

Under the Supervision of the Health and Nutrition Information Management Officer, the 3 consultants will work in close coordination and collaboration with the UNICEF Provincial Health and Nutrition Liaisons Consultant, Nutrition Specialists and Nutrition Officers to conduct the following tasks:

  • Document and map existing information systems where nutrition data are reported (e.g. FHSIS, Icylincs, OPT+, F1KD RS, HOMIS, nutrition commodities database, human resource databases, and other national and locally developed systems modelled in the area) and compare it when national guidelines / protocols
  • Assess the data quality dimensions of nutrition indicators – accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, confidentiality, precision, and integrity
  • Support in the periodic data collection and consolidation of nutrition data at various administrative levels in the LGUs
  • Support in the data processing and analysis (including triangulation) of data at various administrative levels in the LGU
  • Support in the development of presentation, interpretation, and use of data (including data appreciation and advocacy) at various administrative levels in the LGU
  • Support with the review of the core maternal, child and adolescent health indicators
  • Build LGU capacity by training, mentoring, and coaching on information and data management considering the entire spectrum of information cycle of nutrition data
  • Support in the integration of nutrition information system at the local level
  • Support in maintenance of nutrition data repository for different information system for various years
  • Support LGUs in maintaining HR database including attendance to various nutrition trainings
  • Support LGUs in nutrition inventory management and forecasting for supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring on the maturity of the nutrition information system
  • Prepare data quality assessment and monitoring tools and other relevant tools that would help ease the work of LGU staff
  • Prepare and submit detailed monthly progress/analytical report that includes information on key issues, results, and lessons learned
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by UNICEF Nutrition team

Work Assignments/Tasks

• Strengthening of the Local Nutrition Information System: - Support in the entire information and program management cycle where nutrition data are used at various administrative levels in the LGUs - Build LGU capacity by training, mentoring, and coaching on information and data management considering the entire spectrum of information cycle of nutrition data - Support in maintenance of up-to-date data repository for nutrition interventions, human resource database, and nutrition commodities for various years – at least for the past years - Prepare and submit detailed monthly progress/analytical report that includes information on key issues, results, and lessons learned

• Data Quality Assessment (DQA): - Assess the data quality dimensions of nutrition indicators – accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, confidentiality, precision, and integrity - Prepare data quality assessment and monitoring tools and other relevant tools that would help ease the work of LGU staff - Mapping of Local Nutrition Information Systems (NIS): Document and map existing information systems where nutrition data are reported (e.g. FHSIS, OPT+, F1KD RS, HOMIS, nutrition commodities database, human resource databases, and other national and locally developed systems modelled in the area) and compare it when national guidelines / protocols to determine the maturity of the nutrition information system - Support in the integration of nutrition information system at the local level

Deliverables

• Nutrition data collected and consolidated at the local level (barangay, municipality, city/province) • Nutrition data processed and analyzed, including triangulation, of data at the local level (barangay, municipality, city/province) • Nutrition data are presented, interpreted, and used at the local level (barangay, municipality, city/province) • In addition to nutrition data, support with the review of the core maternal, child and adolescent health indicators • LGU staff trained/mentored/coached on the entire continuum of information and program management cycles • Data repository maintained and up to date for a) Nutrition intervention/coverage data, b) HR database, c) nutrition supply inventory for at least the past five years • Data repository backed up to cloud and flash drive • Monthly progress/analytical report • Reviewed data quality of nutrition indicators based on data quality dimensions • Up-to-date summary of data quality results of nutrition indicators • Consolidated report on data quality results of nutrition indicators • Relevant data quality assessment and monitoring tools developed • Completed Mapping of the actual nutrition information system of the local level which includes FHISI, OPT+, F1KD RS, nutrition commodities, human resources, et cetera • Analyzed and interpreted the local level nutrition information system compared to the national guidelines in order to tract the maturity of the nutrition information systems • Consolidated Report on the mapped analyzed nutrition information system • Nutrition information systems integrated at the local level (barangay, municipality, city/province)

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: nutrition, public health, statistics, information management, development studies, or a relevant field.
  • Work Experience: At least three years technical experience in health and nutrition information system preferred supported by strong references. Relevant field experience and previous work experience in the UN highly desirable. Strong analytical and presentation (oral and written) skills including use of essential computer software packages. The ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal day to day supervision. Excellent skills and experience in designing/reviewing plans. High coordination and communication skills. Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and local language is desirable.

Critical Competencies:

Technical • Familiarity to health and nutrition programming both national and local level especially on health and nutrition information system (e.g. FHSIS, OPT+, F1KD reporting system, etc.) • Experienced in handling and analyzing spreadsheet data • Experienced working with local government units, in particularly working on health and nutrition programs. • Experienced working with national government agencies: DOH, NNC and • other NGOs • Working with UN agencies and other development partners an advantage • Good communication skills both English and local dialect.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 02 April 2021. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 538983 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER indicating the Area of Assignment, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your area of assignment, ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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"UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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."

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