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Title: International Consultant: Nutrition Sector Review

Type of Contract: Individual Consultant

Duration: October 2022 – December 2022 (40 days within 3 months duration)

Duty Station: Home based

UNICEF Indonesia is seeking one international consultant to work closely with the national agency appointed by Government of Indonesia (Bappenas) to support the preparation of the background paper on Nutrition Sector Review. The consultant is expected to support a review of policies and programmes across the life course with specific focus on reducing stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity among women and children, and to lead compilation of the recommendations and report. The assignment will be home-based, for max 40 working days within 3 months' duration.

How can you make a difference?

The Government of Indonesia has recently embarked on the preparation of the next five-year National Medium-Term Development Plan for 2025-2029 (known as RPJMN). as the first phase of the implementation of the Government’s 2025-2045 National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN). The 2025-2029 RPJMN will provide the basis for the formulation of the forthcoming Strategic Plans (RENSTRA) of line ministries, as well as the subsequent generations of Provincial and District Medium-Term Development Plans. These plans are taken into account when developing the government’s annual work plans and allocating government resources.

Stunting and Wasting indicators are included in the main chapter of Book I of the current RPJMN (2020-24), and other nutrition indicators are included in health chapter of Book II.

The government recognizes that more could be done to ensure that nutrition is firmly anchored in the upcoming RPJMN. Given the huge triple burden of malnutrition in the country, the strong focus and commitment on reducing stunting, wasting and other forms of malnutrition is expected to continue in the coming years. This includes how best to address the emerging problems of overweight and non-communicable diseases which appear to affect all income groups. This will be important to ensure achievement by Indonesia to the SDG targets to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030

UNICEF has been requested by Government of Indonesia through BAPPENAS to support the development of an analytical paper on nutrition that can provide a sound basis for integrating nutrition into the 2025-2029 RPJMN. This work should be built on the findings of different studies and to also include an analysis of the status of implementation of existing policies and plans.

Against this backdrop, UNICEF is seeking one international consultant to work closely with the national agency appointed by Bappenas to support the preparation of the background paper on Nutrition Sector Review. The consultant is expected to support a review of policies and programmes across the life course with specific focus on reducing stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity among women and children, and to lead compilation of the recommendations and report.

WORK ASSIGNMENTS & OUTPUTS 1. In coordination with the national agency recruited by Bappenas, the consultant will:

- Identify policies and programmes related to stunting, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity and support a comprehensive literature review prevention

- Analyze nutrition policy and programme implementation status - Review current status of integrating nutrition into health system, food system transformation and climate change policies 2. In collaboration with the national agency, the consultant will analyze nutrition policy and programme implementation status in Indonesia. 3. Conduct review on the implication and requirement of the recommended measures to investing nutrition in health system, and emerging issues such as food system transformation and climate change to nutrition in Indonesia 4. Guide the data collection to be led by the national agency 5. Analyze the data and information collected and lead compilation of the recommendations and report 6. With the national agency, develop and share draft findings and recommendations with government officials for feedback and comment

Key Deliverables: 1. A draft background paper which provides the following: a. Synopsis on the implementation status of the nutrition priorities included in the 2020-2024 RPJMN and national policy frameworks and plans for addressing malnutrition in Indonesia b. Identification of opportunities for integrating nutrition in all relevant sectors (health and non-health) 2. List of draft indicators and targets to be included in the forthcoming RPJMN 3. final draft background paper/interim report in English which provides the following: a.Summary of the nutrition policy and programme implementation status b.List of recommended steps on how to adopt SDGs into RPJMN c.List of recommended indicators and targets for inclusion in the forthcoming RPJMN 4.Finalized background paper for Nutrition Sector Review submitted to the GoI

TOR International Consultant Nutrition Sector Review TMS.pdf

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

- Minimum Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or related field, or significant equivalent experience - Minimum 15 years’ professional experience in International nutrition and/or health program - Excellent writing skills in English with published articles in international publication - Familiarity with UNICEF’s nutrition programming is an advantage - Proven experience of high-quality report writing and documentation - Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills - Experience in working in Asia (EAPRO) will be an added advantage - Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

• Builds and Maintains Partnerships • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness • Drive to achieve results for impact • Innovates and embraces change • Manages ambiguity and complexity • Thinks and acts strategically • Works collaboratively with others.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. 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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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