Closing Date : 2019-05-23
Duty Station : Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 23 May 2019

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

In Bangladesh, the Nutrition Cluster supports the Government in the coordination of emergency preparedness and response to humanitarian crisis that meets core commitments and standards through strengthening the collective capacity of humanitarian actors working in the area of nutrition in Bangladesh. The Nutrition Cluster provides humanitarian support during any scale of emergency in the country.

In Bangladesh, the National Nutrition Services (NNS), Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) have developed national guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and a Bangla translated copy of the Global Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Operational Guideline (2007) by the IFE Core Group is also available. However, there is no specific practical operational guideline developed for addressing IYCF in emergency context of Bangladesh.

As per Index For Risk Management (INFORM) classification for 2017, Bangladesh is classified as high risk for emergency

. Due to this, the Bangladesh Nutrition Cluster determined that one of the key nutrition preparedness areas of the work plan for 2017 was the development of updated IYCF-E operational guidelines (OP) for Bangladesh. The development of IYCF-E Operational Guidelines will refer to the 2017 Global IYCF-E OP. The adaptation of the Global OP took place in early 2018 and draft of OP is developed. The finalization of OP needs as well as endorsement of the OP will need a fulltime technical assistance/consultant. It is anticipated that finalization and endorsement of the document will require a comprehensive consultation with government and key development partners. Therefore, a consultant will be brought on board to facilitate finalization of the developed draft of the guidelines and endorsement. The consultant will also support with development of IYCF-E training materials within the scope of finalization of OG. The consultant will work together and guided by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) identified by the Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team.

Key tasks for the consultants are:

Facilitate the review and consultation with government and development partners of the draft Operational Guideline on IYCF-E in Bangladesh in order to validate contextualization the guideline to the context of Bangladesh.Work with Technical Committee for the guideline through supporting IPHN to carry out preparatory work, providing technical support, amending the guideline as needed and liaising between various stakeholders and technical experts.Finalize the IYCF-E OG following consultations with government and development partnersMapping the required reporting tools and pathways, gather and review existing tools and finalize monitoring and reporting tools which are reflective of the Minimum IYCF-E Response Package as specified in the guideline.Develop training materials on IYCF-E and build capacity of health and nutrition programme managers and planners to implement the guidelineConduct consultation workshop to present the guideline, training materials and tools and agree upon roll out plans.Conduct a ToT using the developed IYCF-E training materials


Inception Report with details on methods/approach on how the tasks will be implemented and Gantt ChartFinal approved guideline with inclusion of Annexe C based for submission to IPHN, amended to reflect NC partner inputs.A set of monitoring & reporting tools (Annexe B) of IYCF-E OGComplete set Training materials of IYCF-EReport of ToT and recommendations to improve the training


Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Social Science, Anthropology or other relevant disciplines.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Minimum 10 years professional work experience is required of which at least five years of work experience at in infant and young child feeding programme, including IYCF in EmergencyGood knowledge on IYCF in Emergency relevant documentsExperience in facilitating workshop and consultations with government officialsExperience in organizing and leading IYCF-E trainingsAbility to work independently with minimum supervisionStrong communication and training skillsGood writing skills with proven written documents

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Duration:60 working days over the period of 5months.Professional Fees:BDT 16,000/- per working day.Travel and DSA will be paid at actual as per policy.

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