National Consultant Auditor: Comments on the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations, Pretoria, South Africa, 95 days (remote)

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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.

For every child, NUTRITION.

UNICEF South Africa

We work to promote the rights of every child. We believe that ensuring a child is happy and healthy begins before birth: from ensuring their mother has access to good health care to reaching adulthood as a healthy, empowered and informed young person of the next generation. This journey relies on every child having access to quality health care, good nutrition, education, and growing up in a safe environment free from violence.

South Africa’s HIV burden and vulnerability is complicated by high levels of malnutrition and obesity. More than a third of children under five are suffering from under-nutrition or are overweight. Food scarcity, feeding infrequency and a lack of dietary diversity are serious impediments to healthy levels of child nutrition.

How can you make a difference?

The Health and Nutrition Section within UNICEF South Africa is providing technical support to the Department of Health with the finalization of the regulatory frameworks that seek to protect consumers, particularly children against the harmful food environment practices. The Department of Health, under section 15 (1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No.54 of 1972), published for public comment the Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Packaging of Foodstuffs (R3337 of 21 April 2023). Additional Technical staff are required to provide expertise in auditing to assist the department with quality assurance of the submitted comments on the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations.

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Manager, the consultant will assist the Department of Health with the verification and quality assurance of the comments received on the R3337 Draft labelling Regulations.

This activity aligns with the annual workplan to transform food systems so that they can work for children. The consultant will work very closely with the National Department of Health's Food Control Directorate in executing their tasks and the deliverables. This will include briefing and consultative meetings with the technical managers within the Directorate and other stakeholders that the consultant may be required to engage with. The Consultants will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Audit companies/organizations/commentators that have submitted comments.
  • Audit all substantive1 comments captured on the provided Template.
  • Audit all substantive comments collated on the provided Template.
  • Audit all non-substantive2 comments captured on the provided Template.
  • Perform other tasks that may be required in relation to R3337 Draft Regulations.

Work assignment overview

Task/milestone

Deliverable/output

Timeline

Support data capturers in resolving discrepancies in their assessment of substantive and non-substantive responses received and make final decision.

Completed Template 1, Template 2 and Template 3 with all discrepancies resolved.

5 days

Audit a database created by Data Capturers for all commentators that have submitted substantive and non-substantive comments.

Final indexed database of commentators

10 days

Audit Template 1 related to substantive comments provided by the Data Capturers

Final Template 1, related to substantive comments.

20 days

Audit Template 2 related to non-substantive comments provided by the Data Capturers.

Final Template 2, related to non-substantive comments.

20 days

Audit Template 3 related to questions provided by data capturers.

Final Template 3, related to questions.

10 days

Support to Department of Health in their finalization of responses to comments received.

Responses finalized and submitted to Department of Health.

30 days

Summarize all the work completed during the period.

Final report.

1 day

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in Auding or relevant disciplines
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in the related field. Working in various spheres of government or with government will be an added advantage
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Development of databases knowledge
  • Excellent organisation skills and detail orientated
  • Excellent understanding and command of the English language at the native level
  • Plain English writing and editing skills
  • The means to get to the offices of the Department of Health in Pretoria

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Added 25 days ago - Updated 7 days ago - Source: unicef.org

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