This page provides Nutrition in Emergencies Competency Framework as well as some generic job descriptions and examples for posts within Nutrition Clusters. If you wish to submit an example of TOR to be posted on the web-site please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
NiE Competency Framework
The Nutrition in Emergencies Competency Framework [zip file] is a tool ready for piloting that aids in Professional Development of staff working in nutrition in emergencies. The NIE competency framework could prove to be a valuable tool in creating standards within the sector and promoting effective capacity strengthening and professionalization. It could also help to build a range of competencies amongst national and international staff needed for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities in emergency prone and high burden countries. This tool was developed by UCL/ICH, a GNC partner.
Generic Job Descriptions
Generic Job Description for Nutrition Cluster Coordinator [PDF]
The Nutrition Cluster Coordinators main objective is to facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response in a country of assignment and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and impact achieved.
Generic Job Description for sub-national CC [MS Word]
With the support of the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Sub-National Nutrition Cluster Coordinator is responsible for leading the Nutrition Cluster at the Sub-National level in defined sub-national location on a rotational basis.
Example of ToR for the Nutrition Cluster sub-national CC in Pakistan [MS Word].
Generic Job Description for Information Management Officer (IMO) [MS Word]
The Information Manager is responsible to facilitate and guide the cluster and cluster lead agency towards a reliable and predictable response through the provision of evidence based strategic and operational information. The IM compiles inventories of needs and response that lead to a repeatable situational analysis of service gaps. The IM facilitates partner/partner coordination, information sharing, and reduces duplication through technical standards.
Technical Job Descriptions
List of technical resource experts
The list of technical resource candidates [xls] was developed by the GNC Coordination Team for Nutrition Clusters at country level to consult if additional technical expertise is required in the following areas:
The information provided in the list is not a guarantee of an expertise and candidates' availability for immediate employment, but a starting point for normal recruitment procedure.
Strategic Advisory Group (SAG)
This group is responsible for leadership on Nutrition Cluster strategy, as well as engagement in areas of work in the Strategic Plan outcome area of stakeholder recognition and provision of nutrition in emergencies, in particular guidance and engagement on advocacy including on funding for nutrition interventions, and support in planning and facilitating global meetings with a view to increasing partner participation.
Should the Cluster decide it wants a SAG-type management mechanism, Terms of Reference should be agreed by the entire membership as one of the first actions of the Cluster. These TORs should ideally contain:
Example of SAG TOR from South Sudan [MS Word]
Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) advises the Nutrition Cluster on key technical issues and research related to nutrition in emergencies.