Supporting the Development of Nutrition Emergency Preparedness Plan/Contingency Plans for Somalia
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT REF: UNICEF-SOM/2014/05
Terms of Reference (TORs) for Supporting the Development of Nutrition Emergency Preparedness Plan/Contingency Plans for Somalia
Title: Nutrition Contingency Planning Consultant
Category and Grade Level: P3/NOC Equivalent
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement
Length Of Contract: 8 weeks (to start as soon as possible)
Organization Unit: Nutrition Cluster Coordination
Duty Stations: Nairobi with regular travel to Somalia
Date of Issue: 04 February 2014
Closing date of Application: 14 February 2014
Purpose and Objectives
Somalia has been facing chronic emergencies due to ongoing fighting for more than two decades now coupled with recurrent droughts and floods. The nutrition situation across Somalia remains largely critical with a median Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of around 15% and a severely acute Malnutrition (SAM) rate of 3% though regional and livelihood variations exist, with the worst affected areas being areas in the south. In response to the nutrition situation, there has been an increase in both local and international humanitarian players. The nutrition cluster under the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) currently has a total of over 150 implementing NGOs across Somalia. Due to the recurrence of the droughts, floods and displacements (both manmade and natural) in Somalia, there is need to increase the level of preparedness and enhance the ability of the government and partners to respond to the recurring emergencies that are experienced in the country through a process of development of a nutrition emergency preparedness and response /contingency plans (NEPRP/NCP). It is imperative that the humanitarian agencies in the country sustain their capacity to respond in an effective and timely manner when emergencies occur.
It is envisaged that the NEPRP/NCP would serve as a management tool that would be used to analyze the impact of potential crises and ensure that adequate and appropriate arrangements are made in advance in order to respond in a timely and effective way to the nutritional needs of the affected populations in Somalia. To ensure national ownership and integration, the NEPRP/NCP will be integrated into the health sector government preparedness and response plans. The NEPRP/NCP will provide a common framework to guide the action of all partners. It does not replace the need for planning by individual agencies in relation to the their mandate and responsibilities within clusters, but it provides focus and coherence to the various levels of planning that are required to effectively mount a humanitarian response.
The consultancy will facilitate a consultative process involving the government ministries of health, government emergency/disaster preparedness management and coordination agencies and partners to develop a feasible comprehensive preparedness and response plans.
Purpose of Assignment:
The purpose of this consultancy is to work with government’s ministries of health (MoH/ DoH) and government emergency/ disaster preparedness management and coordination agencies* in all the three zones to come up with a comprehensive NEPRP/NCP that would increase the level of preparedness and enhance the country’s ability to provide a timely and effective humanitarian response.
Methodology and Technical Approach
The consultant will work in close coordination with the health authorities in Puntland, Somaliland and Central South Zone; relevant government emergency preparedness management and coordination agencies , UN agencies, local and international NGOs, CBOs, tertiary institutions, private sectors and other civil societies. The methodology applied should be participatory and interactive as much as possible.
To ensure an inclusive planning process; development of the NEPRP/NCP will follow a structured and logical process of analysis of hazards and risks, development of scenarios planning assumptions, and response planning.
The NEPRP/NCP will be based on the common recurring multi-hazards that each of the zones experience frequently.
The consultant shall perform the following tasks.
The time frame takes into account the time needed to travel into Somalia
Management and Organization:
The staff member will report to the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator. The staff member will be based at USSC/Nairobi but travel to the field will be required.
Remuneration will be made deliverable-based.
Qualification, Specialized knowledge and Experience:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form P11, updated CV attaching copies of academic certificates to the email below. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) which can be downloaded at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc) will not be considered. Please indicate your expected fee for the assignment. Applicants must quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of the application.
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