Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 09 May 2018
LOCATION: New Delhi / any of the 13 UNICEF Field Offices (Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad/Telangana, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi)
VALIDITY OF ROSTER: FOUR YEARS
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: 9 May 2018
Based on the National Family Health Survey – 4 (2015-16) and WHO/UNICEF/World Bank 2016 joint estimates, India is home to one-third (46.8 million) of the 156 million stunted children world-wide. Similarly, there are around 50 million wasted children in the world, of which India alone houses 18.3 million (37%) of them.
Adequate nutrition during the first 1000 days- from conception to a child’s second birthday, not only helps children survive and thrive, but supports them to reach their full growth and development potential, which has an impact on learning and educational outcomes; and hence improving India’s macroeconomic growth.
As a technical partner, UNICEF supports both national and state Governments’ efforts to reduce child stunting and wasting including among the most vulnerable populations, through improving quality, universalizing coverage and reach of proven high impact interventions around the first 1000 days of life and for adolescent girls and for preventing and treating severe acute malnutrition at facility and community levels.
UNICEF is trying to build a pool of pre-qualified high-caliber candidates to be hired as ‘Nutrition Consultants’, from which UNICEF country office and different state offices can quickly select and fill a requirement through a faster contracting process as soon as a need is identified.
Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to apply following which a desk review of their skills and experience will be done to determine whether they qualify for the Nutrition Roster. The process will ensure all candidates in a Nutrition Roster Group are evaluated prior to recommendation for a specific consultancy opportunity. Successful candidates will be notified and placed in a Nutrition Roster Group for a four (4)year period. However, engagement of identified consultants for specific assignments would be as per the terms and conditions specified in the contract entered into.
The Roster of Nutrition Consultants, once in place, will allow nutrition colleagues to select three or more potential candidates from the roster for further appraisal and selection of one candidate, rather than going through a formal advertisement process for each consultancy assignment.Ideally, this will expedite the placement of consultants (both short term and long term) and also provide the supervisor the scope to choose from a vast pool of potential candidates with nutrition background.The database will be managed centrally by Supply & Procurement (S&P) section, New Delhi. In this context, should the currently on-board consultants with UNICEF be interested in being considered for future opportunities with UNICEF, they need to apply to the roster.
The position would be responsible for providing technical support to national / state / divisional / district level/ sub-district levels (in certain cases) nutrition programming in UNICEF supported states in India, with specific deliverables to be achieved for improved nutrition outcomes. The position would be based at Country Office or State or selected district HQs within the states. Possible locations are: New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad/Telangana, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi.
4.VALIDITY OF ROSTER:
The roster once established would be valid for a period of 4-years.
5. QUALIFICATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
6. HOW TO APPLY:Your application should contain the following 4 attachments:
Please submit your online application before COB 9 May 2018.
TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE TEMPLATE.docx
You will notice that scores have been assigned tothe work sample and technical experience template. Hence, it is mandatory to upload these documents. Without these documents your application will be considered incomplete and will be invalidated.
7. Evaluation Criteria
Candidates’ who score 70 marks and above and also score the minimum points against each of the above sub-criteria will be considered for inclusion in the roster
Total points to qualify in overall technical evaluation Min 70/Max 100
For any clarifications, please contact:
Supply & Procurement Section
73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Telephone # +91-11-24606516 (Direct)
Fax # +91-11-24391410; Email: email@example.com
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512465