The overall objective of the Consultant at UNICEF is to provide technical support for the development of School-based Food and Nutrition Education package and its integration into the school curriculum in Ghana.
The specific objectives are:
To conduct an assessment on the SFNE environment (food and nutrition practices, barriers, stakeholders, and policies in relation to SFNE)
To analyse and adapt SFNE curriculum and training materials to the Ghana context
To validate and finalise SFNE curriculum with GES, GHS and other relevant stakeholders
To support GES and GHS to pilot the roll-out of the curriculum in selected schools
To support GES to identify already existing school clubs to take on supplemental materials developed by the Consultant
To document lessons learnt in the development and roll-out of the SFNE curriculum
Conduct desk review of the SFNE environment. Compile and submit an inception report including a detailed description of the methodology, identified food and nutrition practices, barriers, policies, stakeholder mapping and proposed work plan
Facilitate a national stakeholder meeting. Write and submit stakeholder meeting report
Obtain electronic copies of curriculum from UNICEF/FAO HQ Consultants. Analyze and adapt the curriculum to Ghana
specific context and priorities. Compile a draft Ghana SFNE curriculum
Hold a meeting with key stakeholders to share and discuss the content of the draft curriculum. Circulate the draft
curriculum with key stakeholders and request inputs and feedback. Revise curriculum based on feedback.
Hold a validation meeting with key stakeholders. Finalize the SFNE curriculum
Provide support to GES to pilot the rollout of the curriculum in selected schools. Revise curriculum based on the experience in the pilot roll-out of the SFNE curriculum in the selected schools
Together with GES identify already existing school clubs. Share with school clubs developed supplemental material.
Conduct monitoring and evaluation and submit reports on key milestones in developing and implementing the SFNE curriculum.
Submit a draft report on documentation of lessons learnt in the development and pilot roll-out of the SFNE curriculum. Disseminate documentation findings with key stakeholders and gather inputs and feedback. Subm
it final report on the documentation of lessons learnt in the development and pilot roll-out of the SFNE curriculum
The expected deliverables for the position:
Assessment on SFNE completed and inception report including stakeholder mapping submitted.
National stakeholder (GES, GHS, UNICEF, FAO, UNESCO, WFP, WHO etc.) engagement meeting facilitated. Inception report disseminated and discussed, and meeting report submitted.
SFNE curriculum and training materials analysed and adapted to the Ghana context
SFNE curriculum validated and finalised with GES, GHS and other relevant stakeholders
Support provided to GES and GHS to pilot the rollout of the SFNE curriculum in selected schools and revisions made to the curriculum
Supplemental material developed and shared with school clubs
Documented lessons learnt in the development and roll-out of the SFNE curriculum
Supervision and reporting arrangement
The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist of UNICEF.
The Consultant will also be required to work closely with the UNICEF Nutrition Officer and Chief of Education, Chief of H&N, FAO Focal point, and the focal points within the Ghana Health Service and Ghana Education Service.
Payment and Payment Schedule
The Consultant will be paid in instalments based on submission and satisfactory certification by UNICEF of completed deliverables.
30% payment of the consultancy amount upon completion of the assessment of SFNE environment and submission of the inception report
30% payment of the consultancy amount upon submission of the draft curriculum and training materials
40% final payment of the consultancy amount upon submission of final curriculum, PowerPoint Presentation on the lessons learnt, final documentation of lessons learnt report.
Recourse: UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or fail to meet deadlines.
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have
At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national or international levels with a focus on education and the development of age-appropriate curriculum
Experience in providing technical guidance on public health policy and or education policy in Ghana, a strong asset
Analytical, conceptual ability; skills in communication and documenting
Previous working experience on documentation of health, nutrition, or education programmes will be an added advantage.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment
An advanced university degree (at least a masters level) in Public Health, Public Health Education, Nutrition, Social Sciences or Education
Fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required.
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.
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 UNICEFs 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: 19 Aug 2021 Greenwich Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Sep 2021 Greenwich Standard Time
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