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National Consultant_ to support the collection of costing data and financial information for Budget Brief under the MS-NPAN (Multi-Sectoral National Plan of Action on Nutrition) (Open to Myanmar National Applications Only)

Job no: 532826

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Myanmar Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Myanmar

Department/Office: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Categories: Health

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Background:

The MS-NPAN was developed through intensive engagement with four sectors (Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement) and other key stakeholders, under the direction of the National Nutrition Centre (NNC) and a Task Force of international and national experts. The plan includes 16 outcomes and 71 interventions across the four Ministries. UNICEF, along with other partners of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) network, are supporting Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS), National Nutrition Centre (NNC), in implementing the new MS-NPAN (2020-2025). Early stages of implementation, which are about to be initiated within the COVID context, involve sub-national planning, prioritization, and costing, which will guide the scale-up of nutrition activities over the coming years. The plan development work has been completed in the Cohort 1 states, namely Ayayerwady, Kayah, Kayin, Chin and Shan (South). The remaining cohort one states where the planning work was stalled by COVID 19 lock downs include Kachin, Rakhine, Shan (North) and Shan (East). The Costing work has already started in those states and one region where the plans have been completed and will be continued as the plans become available for the remaining states. Costing of the plans is inevitably critical for informing a sustainable resource mobilization strategy to ensure adequate allocation of resources at national and sub-national levels.

MOHS/NNC and the members of the MS-NPAN taskforce supported by partners have requested UNICEF to support one international and national Consultant for costing and Budget Brief on Nutrition. The Budget Brief is an execercise that will serve as a 'stocktake' or proxy baseline for current public expenditure in Nutrition. This Budget Brief is timely considering the early stage of MS-NPAN implementation and can serve as a benchmark for tracking resource allocation to nutrition over the coming years. UNICEF recruited them in early 2020, and the process is ongoing. However, due to the COVID-19, interviews with national and sub national sectoral focal individuals can be done only through virtual meetings due to COVID 19 imposed restrictions. Inevitably, such meetings are labor intensive and take longer than face to face meetings. Frequent follow-up. calls are required for data verification. That shifts beyond the previously committed timeline and need more human resources to meet the timeframe set by the MOHS/NNC. Due to additional efforts required for the successful undertaking of the virtual interviews, the MoHS/NNC and MS-NPAN taskforce recommended the need for one additional part-time national Consultant (total 20 days for four months) to support collection of data required for costing as well as for conducting a budget analysis.

Objectives of the consultancy:

The purpose of a national consultant is to 1) support the national costing consultant in costing of sub-national planning under the MS-NPAN, and 2) support the international costing consultant to identify the current public expenditure in Nutrition through producing a 'Budget Brief' on Nutrition. The Consultant is expected to meet with the National and the sub-national focal person from MS-NPAN ministries and conduct interviews and collect data. This work will be carried out in close collaboration with an International and National Costing Consultant and will include a number of concrete time-bound deliverables and expectations.

Key task areas include (specific deliverables and timeline indicated under Description of Assignment below):

  • Costing of sub-national planning under MS-NPAN:

Support International and National costing consultants to set up appointments with National level MS-NPAN key Ministries for interview and data collection;

Interview and collect data and information from the National and State/Regional level for costing.

  • Collect current public expenditure on Nutrition

While collecting data for costing, collect also all different types of financial data by using a standard 'Budget Brief' template

Geographic Area:

The Consultant will be home-based in Myanmar with periodic travel to Nay Pyi Taw (if consultant is selected from other city) and the field as needed. We expect a maximum of three visits to Nay Pyi Taw or field locations for 1-2 days per trip if situation allows.

Duration

Estimated 20 working days, between July 15, 2020, and October 31, 2020.

Description of Assignment

Task: Collection of the costing data and all different types of financial data, related to fiscal budget lines associated with nutrition interventions for Budget Brief

Deliverables: In coordination with the international and national costing consultant, the interview and collection of the costing data for Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Chin, Kayah, and Shan-South, and different financial data on public expenditure in Nutrition (from the key MS-NPAN ministries such as MoHS, MoSWRR, MoE, and MoALI ) by using the Budget brief template.

  • A work plan developed and at least four (4) interviews with respective National and Sub-National focal are completed, and costing data and the financial information for Budget Brief are collected.
  • At least additional eight (8) interviews with respective National and Sub-National focal are completed, and costing data and the financial information for Budget Brief are collected.
  • At least additional eight (8) interviews with respective National and Sub-National focal are completed, and costing data and the financial information for Budget Brief are collected.
  • Data collection for at least four (4) out of five mentioned States and Regions were completed.

Detail Terms of Reference and the Expression of Interest Form to complete and include in the application below;

(3) UNICEF_ToR_National Consultant_Data Collection_20200630.docx

(3) Expression of Interest_Nutrition.doc

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

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  • A degree in Public Health, Nutrition or any other relevant areas
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, particularly related to public health, Nutrition, and costing
  • Proficiency in data collection of the costing information, including budget databases and technical project management
  • Experience with developing multi-sector strategic plans for Nutrition
  • Proven experience in facilitation and consensus building, workshop development and implementation
  • Strong commitment to the UN values of humanity, impartiality, neutrality
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and tolerance
  • Good diplomacy and communication skills, can work well with others even from remote
  • Good English language skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent written and presentation skill

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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

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: Jul 10 2020 Myanmar Standard Time Application close: Jul 17 2020 Myanmar Standard Time

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