Work Type : Consultancy
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For every child, a future!
Maternal and child under nutrition contributes greatly to mortality and morbidity of women and children under five and is also one of the most important contributing factors to inter-
generational poverty and stunting.
According to the National Nutrition Survey 2018; In Pakistan, Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) aged 15 49 years bear a double burden of malnutrition.
One in seven (14.4%) are undernourished, a decline from 18% in 2011 to 14%, while overweight and obesity are increasing.
In NNS 2011 28% were reported to be overweight or obese, rising to 37.8% 2018. Urban / rural disparity is apparent : women in rural areas are more malnourished, while overweight and obesity are higher in urban women.
About 41.7% of WRA are anemic, with a slightly higher proportion in rural (44.3%) than urban settings (40.2%).
Overview of the project
UNICEF in collaboration with Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination is planning to develop Pakistan Maternal Nutrition Strategy and Provincial Implementation Plans by utilizing the available data on maternal nutrition from NNS, 2018 - 2019.
How can you make a difference?
The consultancy will be completed in 05 months starting from September 2019.
Tasks to be Performed
2.1. Review of country specific literature available (National Nutrition Survey (NNS) and Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS)etc.
2.2. Review of provincial nutrition service delivery platform and ongoing nutrition programs in provinces to get information on maternal nutrition services.
3.1. Hold a coordination meeting with Nutrition Director of MoNHSR&C and advisors of MIYCN Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to brief on the process of strategy and plan inception meeting with government focal person, MIYCN TAG members.
3.2. Conduct inception meeting with Government nutrition focal person and MIYCN TAG members to gather the inputs from stakeholders on maternal nutrition.
4. Conduct Consultative meetings / in depth interview with relevant stakeholders at Islamabad and at provincial level to gather the inputs from stakeholders on maternal nutrition.
5. Field visits to conduct focus group discussion with community (both male & female).
6. Prepare, plan and facilities wider multisectoral stakeholder consultative workshops at federal and provincial level, to develop the first draft of Pakistan Maternal.
7.1 Draft Maternal Nutrition Strategy and Provincial Implementation Plans for three years with budget costing.
7.2.Work with the UNICEF CO team, federal / provincial Nutrition cell, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and coordination (MoNHSR&C) to finalize the strategy and implementation plans.
8.Conduct a validation workshop to present and discuss the draft of the strategy and implementation plan with representatives of stakeholder groups and key partners.
9.Make revisions on the strategy based on the suggestions from validation workshop and submit final draft of strategy and provincial implementation plans.
10. Prepare and present salient features of strategy & plan in the dissemination / launching event of Maternal Nutrition Strategy and Provincial Action plans on improvement of maternal nutrition.
1. Submit inception report with detailed workplan. (September, 2019)
2. Maternal Nutrition Snap Shot Report prepared and submitted, based on the country literature review and analysis of service delivery platform / nutrition programs.
3. Coordination meeting minutes and inception meeting minutes prepared and submitted to UNICEF.
4. Four provincial and one national consultative meetings / in depth interview organized, conducted and meeting minutes of meetings submitted to UNICEF. (October, 2019)
5. Submit two Field visits reports including the finding of focus group discussions.
6. Submit two field visits reports with key notes of focus group discussion.
7. First draft of Pakistan Maternal Nutrition Strategy and provincial implementation plan prepared in consultation with the UNICEF CO team, federal / provincial Nutrition cell, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and coordination (MoNHSR&C) and submitted to UNICEF. (November, 2019)
8. Submit report on validation workshop. (December, 2019)
9. Final Draft of Pakistan Maternal Nutrition Strategy and provincial implementation plan submitted to MoNHSR&C & UNICEF for approval / endorsement.
10. Deliver a Presentation on Maternal Nutrition Strategy with Provincial Implementation Plans on Maternal Nutrition in a dissemination / launching event at federal level. (January, 2020)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Completion of advanced university degree course in Public Health, International / Global Health, Nutrition disciplines or other relevant disciplines, with more than 10 years specialized experience in nutrition, specifically on Maternal Nutrition.
Technical skills and knowledge
Good understanding knowledge and experience of maternal health and nutritionExperience in writing nutrition strategy / implementation plan / guidelines etc.
Â Experience in training / facilitating workshop, planning and delivery of technical assistanceProven track record in interfacing with provincial and national ministries of health / nutrition a distinct advantageProficiency in the development of costed implementation plan on nutritionFamiliarity with local context and appropriate knowledge of provincial and national level nutrition and food security policies and programs.
Demonstrable capacity and more than10 years experience in nutrition policy level document development including management level experience.
Experience in writing maternal nutrition strategy and implementation plan.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Duty Station : Islamabad
For every child, you demonstrate
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