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India: Chief, Nutrition, P-5, New Delhi, India, #8847
Closing date: 2016-11-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 01 Nov 2016
Job Number: 498585 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Chief, Nutrition Section reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of nutrition programs/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results, and for leading and managing the Nutrition Team including establishing plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Managerial leadership
Establish the Section's annual work plan with the Nutrition team; set priorities/targets and performance measurement. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the Team.
Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
- Program development and planning
Lead/support the planning and conduct/update of situation analysis to ensure timely comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition are available to guide policy and development, design and management of nutrition programs and projects.
Keep abreast of national/regional/global development trends/priorities to determine strategies and priorities to achieve sustainable, effective and equitable coverage of maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition program results.
Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of nutrition programs/projects (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF programs) and establish plans of action, program goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).
Oversee the timely preparation of the nutrition program recommendation and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Program recommendation ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF's Strategic (Nutrition) Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues/partners to provide technical guidance and support on program planning, management and implementation and to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programs/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors' development strategies/policies, country level national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiatives.
- Program management, monitoring and quality control of results
Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in nutrition programs.
Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sector reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
Monitor programs/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Plan, approve, monitor and control the use of program resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
Submit program/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on program progress and critical issues.
- Advisory services and technical support
Advise key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy discussions and agenda setting to promote nutrition intervention especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, infant and child nutrition.
Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building
Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNICEF mission, goals and programs and resource mobilizations needs.
Develop communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office nutrition programs.
Participate and/or represent the UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on nutrition and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues UNDAF planning and preparation of nutrition programs/projects.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Promote critical thinking and innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable nutrition programs/projects initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.
Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting edge practices in the nutrition management and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.
Lead and/or develop policies and procedure and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
Lead/plan/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programs/projects.
Qualifications of a Successful Candidate
An Advanced University Degree (Master's) or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, or other health related science field is required.
A minimum of ten years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the national and international level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) or the local language is considered an asset.
Competencies of a Successful Candidate
Diversity and Inclusion
Communication - Level - III
Working with People - Level III
Drive for Results - Level III
Leading and supervising - Level III
Formulating strategies/concepts - Level III
Analyzing - Level III
Relating and networking - Level III
Deciding and initiating action - Level III
Persuading and influencing - Level II
Link to view our competency framework: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
How to apply:
REMARKS: This is a re-advertisement of the post. Previous applicants need not apply as their applications will be considered.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date 21 Oct 2016 India Standard Time
Closing Date 1 Nov 2016 India Standard Time
India: Local Evaluator, Womens Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises Impact Evaluation in India, Chennai, India
Closing date: 2016-11-19Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Management Systems International
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016
Local Evaluator, Women's Leadership in Small and Medium
Enterprises ImpactEvaluation in India, Chennai, India
Company Profile:MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
Project Summary:USAID's initiative on Women's Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) in India aims to address women's relative absence in the cashew processing sector in order to promote broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction in terms of higher productivity and efficiency gains. The programs focus on addressing critical barriers that limit women entrepreneur's contribution to the economy, including external constraints, human capital constraints, and information and network constraints across contexts.
\Please note: Only Indian citizens are eligible for this position.**
Position Summary:The Local Evaluator will support the MSI evaluation team in the endline phase for the evaluation, starting on or about February 1, 2017. The Evaluator may be based in Chennai, but most of the field work will take place in the Panruti block of Cuddalore district. Expertise in qualitative research methods and data collection, as well as research experience relevant to women's leadership in SME is required.
- Provide feedback and revisions on the focus group question guides for appropriateness and relevance given the context of the WLSME project.
- Review translations of the English survey questionnaire and focus group guides into Tamil;
- Lead and facilitate sixteen focus groups discussions (FGD), with logistical support from partner survey firm.
- Summarize findings from the FGD into concise reports.
- Participate in the training of the survey team and oversee and monitor survey data collection through field visits and data entry quality assurance.
- Interact and coordinate with the survey firm to ensure timely submission of focus group data, including audio recordings, transcripts translated into English, attendance sheets, and signed informed consent, as well as, submission of data collection progress reports.
- Participate in weekly conference calls with the MSI evaluation team to provide updates on the data collection progress.
- Perform other technical tasks as assigned by the evaluation team.
- Master's level degree(s) or equivalent in relevant field, such as anthropology, sociology, gender studies, international development, or other.
- Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience demonstrating expertise in qualitative research methods, including implementing and leading focus groups.
- Knowledge of Tamil Nadu context in terms of women's presence in the cashew processing sector, constraints to entry, and skills trainings.
- Exceptional organizational and communication skills to work diligently with remote evaluation team.
- Fluency in Tamil and English required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
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