UNICEF Mongolia is looking for a Consultant who will conduct a comprehensive landscape Analysis on the situation of obesity/overweight of children in Mongolia. 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, health... The UNICEF Mongolia Country Office works in close partnership with the Government of Mongolia, NGOs and Local Communities to ensure the realization of the rights of every child in Mongolia. UNICEF works to ensure that children enjoy the rights guaranteed to them in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In the current Country Program (2017-2021), UNICEF Mongolia is driven by an overall objective of ensuring better equity for all children in Mongolia, especially the most disadvantaged, and the creation of a policy environment for the promotion and protection of their rights. Since the start of the UNICEF Mongolia Country Programme 2017-2021, the childhood obesity prevention has been identified as the priority area for UNICEF nutrition programme and several actions including the nutrition and physical activity lessons in primary and secondary schools, school meal recipes and standards, modelling school canteens, promotion of healthy eating and physical activity for children in schools and kindergartens have been undertaken. In line with the Global Programming Guidance on the Prevention of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents (2019), a comprehensive landscape analysis on childhood overweight and obesity is planned based on a standard protocol issued by UNICEF at global level. How can you make a difference? The National Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer. The consultant will operate in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health, WHO Mongolia, the National Centre for Public Health, and other relevant ministries and agencies as required. The specific tasks include but not limited to:Apply Now
- To conduct a comprehensive landscape analysis on (i) the situation of obesity/overweight of children in Mongolia, using the latest available data; (ii) to take stock of the key stakeholders’ capacities, policies, legislations, standards and programmes relating to woman and child overweight and obesity prevention in Mongolia and association of maternal nutritional status with child nutritional status and birth outcomes.
- To disseminate, in convened stakeholder consultation meetings, initial findings of the study to elicit recommendations on priority policies and actions to effectively prevent child overweight and obesity in Mongolia.
- What is the epidemiological situation with regards to overweight/obesity among children aged 0-18 years and women?
- What are the key policy, legislation, standards and programmes that are in place to address overweight/obesity among children aged 0-18 years and women?
- Who are the key stakeholders, what are their roles? And their capacity?
- What should be the key policy changes and actions by the key stakeholders?
- What should be the focus of policy and Public Advocacy on this, and how?
- The consultant will be working from his/her own premises for the entire duration of contract while having UNICEF email address, and to bring all necessary laptop and computer accessories.
- The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.
- An advanced university degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, International Health and Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or a related nutrition field is required;
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in the public health/nutrition policy programming and research at national and at the international level;
- Proven experience in conducting nutrition policy and programming landscape analyses including Infant and Young Child Feeding policy and programme, analyzing and synthesizing policy and programme information, and in conducting literature reviews on health and nutrition is a major asset;
- Good computer knowledge. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), various email applications, Data Entry using proprietary databases, and using the internet for researches and reports i.e. analysis, proposal, etc;
- Advanced skills on analyzing relevant documents from various sources, statistic Data Analysis to generate/summarize required reports;
- Strong networking and communication skills (written and verbal) in English and Mongolian required;
- Familiar with the UN system and knowledge is desirable.