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Closing date: 08 Jun 2009
Location: Kenya - Nairobi


REF: UNSOM/2009/039
Title: Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) Consultancy
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Length Of Contract: Two months
Organization Unit: Health & Nutrition
Duty Station: UNICEF Somalia Support Centre, Nairobi

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a consultancy position for the development of an Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) guideline for Somali.

Purpose of the Post:

The successful candidate will provide technical guidance and lead the development process of the IMAM guideline and field guide for health and nutrition workers for Somalia. He/she will develop IMAM Field guide, training material and facilitate IMAM guideline consensus and endorsement by the Nutrition stakeholders and line ministries in Somalia.

The IMAM guideline development will be undertaken in a multi-sectoral approach under the auspices of the nutrition cluster.

The consultant will report administratively to UNICEF with the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator or the UNICEF Somalia Nutrition Project Manager being the first supervisor, while his/her work will be technically approved by the Nutrition Cluster/ Working Group Core Group.

Main tasks and responsibilities are to:

Undertake wide consultation with the Nutrition and related clusters/ sectors’ stakeholders in building a consensus in the IMAM guideline components.
Review the various nutrition projects/ programmes’ guidelines and protocols/ field guides and identify the best practices for adoption in Somalia humanitarian context.
Provide technical leadership in the development of the national IMAM guidelines and IMAM Field Guide for Health and Nutrition Workers in Somalia.
Based on the IMAM guidelines, develop training materials/package and job aids necessary for IMAM guideline and Field guide/protocol implementation.

Deliverables and payment

Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) Guideline for Somalia
IMAM Field Guide for the health and nutrition workers in the health and nutrition programme facilities
Training Package for the IMAM guidelines including presentation, handouts, case studies, role play, field scenarios and experiences sharing, resource list

Qualifications, experience & Skills

Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related technical field.
At least 5 - 8 years of professional experience in the field of emergency nutrition.
Knowledge on the latest Nutrition in Emergency and experience in integrated response implementation desired. Hands-on experience in emergency response implementation desired
Strong analytical and communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Aware of the latest developments in the area of nutrition and assessment methodologies.
Knowledge of Somalia operational context and readiness to travel to Somalia
Fluency in English, with excellent writing skills.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).

Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Human Resources Officer
Vacancy Number 2009/039
Nairobi, Kenya

Or email to:

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Reference Code: RW_7SEHCH-37

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