Consultancy: SCT Nutrition Linkages Project Consultant programme, (4 locations), (11 moths)

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Job no:   547691
Contract type:   Consultancy
Level:  Consultancy
Location:   Zambia
Categories:   Social and Economic Policy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Social Protection

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit .

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief of Social Policy and Research the consultant will provide district-level support to the overall implementation of the SCT nutrition pilot and the research component of the pilot. Description of tasks For this assignment, the SCT Nutrition Linkages Project consultants will:

  • facilitate the district pilot setting up, overall coordination and implementation of the pilot.
  • Support the implementation of the case management processes, including providing technical support to Community Welfare Assistance Committees (CWACs) and Community Development Assistants (CDAs) during opening and tracking of case files for beneficiaries, household assessments, care planning as well as data entry and consolidation of case management records on the Management Information System (MIS).
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly reports as well as all activity reports under the pilot.
  • Work closely with the SUN-II team for implementation of nutrition services and SBCC linked with the pilot
  • Coordinate and support the testing, implementation and monitoring of Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) and other communication activities.
  • Support the training and capacity building of ward and community volunteers.
  • Support the implementation research team in facilitating research processes at the district and community levels.
  • Support the identification of beneficiaries and payment of cash transfers to beneficiary households.
  • Monitor all implementation activities, including obtaining and consolidating reports from the communities
  • Facilitate coordination at ward and community level to establish linkage of cases with the Nutrition Support Groups for nutrition counselling and other multi-sectoral services
  • Actively participate in Social Protection and Nutrition Coordination and working group meetings and ensure accurate and timely sharing of information.
  • The SCT Nutrition Project consultant will work under the supervision of the Nutrition Sensitive Social Protection Consultant and will be based in the following districts:

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables:    HR’s Input – TORS – SCT Nutrition Linkages Project Officers- DK Signed.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The consultant must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Development, Social Policy, Public health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Food and Nutrition
  • At least three years of relevant professional work experience in social welfare, preferably with Government, intergovernmental, non-governmental, or civil society organizations;
  • Substantive experience in project management, preferably in a public-sector (-related) environment;
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with different stakeholders, preferably in a public-sector (-related) environment;
  • Experience in training and capacity building;
  • Experience in working with data;
  • Experience in social protection, and particularly the Social Cash Transfer programme;
  • Familiarity with nutrition and public health programming in Zambia is desirable;
  • Experience in writing reports;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and fluency in English;
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following local lang

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in  Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals  for local consultancies and  USD for Non-Zambian  applicants for international consultancies.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised:   14 Jan 2022  South Africa Standard Time
Deadline:   23 Jan 2022  South Africa Standard Time

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