Nutrition Associate

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

This UNV assignment is part of UNICEF’s Health and nutrition Programme, specifically Nutrition. The multitude of crisis in Lebanon has impacted all sectors and Nutrition sector was strongly impacted. Following the economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic Based on the result of a newly conducted national survey, stunting is still an unfinished agenda in several pockets and among the refugee populations. The prevalence of moderate and severe stunting stands at 25% among Syrian refugees in settlements. The prevalence of acute malnutrition is as high as 4% among children under five and 9.5 % among Pregnant and Lactating Women in camps hosting Palestinian populations. Moreover, over 40% of women and children are affected by a degree of anemia which imposes lifelong irreversible impacts on wellbeing and cognitive capital of generations. According to this data and based on the sectoral People in Need Calculation, 453,000 Lebanese, 292,000 Syrian and 11,000 Palestinian refugee women and children need nutritional support. 70% of young children are missing their best start in life, which is Exclusive Breastfeeding for the first six months of life, diets of over 90% of young children aged 6-23 months are lacking the diversity and meal frequency, and Vitamin A and protein rich foods are missing in the diets of almost 80% of young children regardless of their origin. This is attributed to deteriorated food and nutrition security, poor practices and lack of access to quality and adequate services through different delivery systems. The ongoing economic crisis, which is affected over 1.3 million Lebanese citizens, 35.8 percent of the total population, were estimated to be food insecure (including 190,000 severely food insecure) by the end of September 2021. UNICEF with the worsening situation, continues to provide support to Ministry of Public Health, in providing all Nutrition supplies for free to all primary health care centers and to Nutrition partners in addition to providing technical support such as evidence generation, capacity building and strengthening quality implementation for nutrition services across the country. This UNV assignment is part of UNICEF health and nutrition section and will be supporting in the day to day follow up with partners and to ensure quality reporting and implementation of the projects mainly under nutrition and ECD portfolios.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Nutrition Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

• Responsible for Data management related to nutrition, Early Child Development (ECD) and mental health including quality control, data collection, cleaning and analysis from Ministry of Public Health, Public Health Center (PHC) data and other sources on monthly basis. • Responsible for reporting and monitoring of relevant indicators at Activity Info on a timely manner as per the monitoring plan of the RWP. In addition, responsible for monitoring of partners Activity Info data reporting on monthly basis (through Neuro DB). • Contribute to the internal Sitreps, Donors reports, development, and revision of RWP indicators, COVID-19 reports, and Beirut Blast related reports; and other reporting as needed. • Support in reporting of Nutrition and Early Child Development (ECD) relevant indicators for country office annual RAM Reports • Support in following-up with MOPH on specific tasks (such as Nutrition and Early Child Development (ECD) trainings, nutrition supplies). • Support development of concept notes on Early Child Development (ECD) and Nutrition projects to be used for call for proposals as requested. • Support in Early Child Development (ECD) and nutrition related Programme Document submissions • Monitoring of implementing partners activities through programmatic visits and Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer and monthly progress review meetings. • Gather evidence including media reports, studies, news on Early Child Development (ECD) and Nutrition • Support in planning for trainings and meetings as requested including preparation of presentations and other needed materials and steps. • Liaise with Planning, Research, Information, Monitoring and Evaluation section (PRIME) on Third Part Monitoring (TPM), maps development, and other related tasks. • Contribute and engage in regular internal and external meetings. • Support in Supply & Logistics related tasks (e.g., procurement of nutrition and ECD supplies, their delivery plans, and reporting).

• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Communication • Flexibility • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement

health and nutrition programmes, primary health care, community engagement or other relevant programmes. • Experience with health oriented I/NGOs, UN agencies or international development agencies is an asset. • Knowledge on Infant and young child feeding, malnutrition and ECD programs, • Excellent data analysis skills, and expert is using excel, data systems, statistical softwares for data cleaning, analysis, reporting and presentation. • Excellent oral and written English and Arabic skills. • Excellent reporting skills. • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing. • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Lebanon, Beirut National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions.

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