International Consultant: Development of Strategy Paper for Child wasting , Indonesia (home-based)

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Indonesia
Categories: Nutrition

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Title: International Consultant: development of strategy paper for child wasting

Duty Station: Home-based

Type of Contract: Individual Consultant

Duration: 1 October 2021 – 31 December 2021 (34 working days)

How can you make a difference?


Child severe wasting is the most dangerous form of malnutrition with the highest mortality risk. Indonesia has the fourth-highest burden of child wasting in the world, with more than 2 million children aged under 5 years severely wasted.  With the recent COVID-19 pandemic there is a heightened risk of a surge in child wasting in Indonesia, since many families with a loss of household income are less able to afford healthy, nutritious food choices. Importantly, there is mounting evidence that wasted children are more likely to become stunted, which could result in a larger number of stunted children.

Indonesia has endorsed the 2025 World Health Assembly (WHA) nutrition targets and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.  Notably, the Government of Indonesia has expressed strong commitment to address child wasting and indicated in the 2020-2024 National Medium-term Development Plan (RPJMN) a commitment to reduce child wasting prevalence from 10 per cent to 7 per cent by 2024.

It is in this context that five UN agencies including FAO, WHO, UNHCR, and UNICEF working on the prevention of child wasting in Indonesia developed the Framework and Roadmap of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting in close consultation with the Government of Indonesia. In the past few months, a series of consultations has taken place with multiple line ministries to jointly develop and review the Operational Roadmap, and a  multi-sectoral coordination meeting was organized by Bappenas in June 2021 in which the roadmap was finally endorsed by multisectoral stakeholders. Building on this momentum, UNICEF has received a strong request from government to develop a series of policy briefs to support future advocacy efforts on child wasting, especially in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, and a strategy paper describing the plans to link the GAP operational roadmap on child wasting with the recently released Presidential Decree on child stunting.

Against this backdrop, UNICEF is seeking one international consultant to support the development of policy briefs on and strategy document.


The objective of the assignment is to develop three knowledge products on child wasting including:

1. A comprehensive strategy paper describing the future plans to link the Operational Roadmap of GAP on child wasting with the recently released Presidential Decree on child stunting

2. A policy brief on child wasting and integrated management of acute malnutrition service in Indonesia

3. A policy brief featuring the linkage between child stunting and wasting, and how to simultaneously tackle both forms of child malnutrition in Indonesia

The consultant will be requested to:

1. Perform a comprehensive desk review of available information on child wasting and relevant programmes, and analyze existing data and information

2. Develop three knowledge products described above.

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

  • Post graduate (Master) degree in nutrition, public health or public health communication
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in developing knowledge products or publications in nutrition or health
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Have experience working with UN agency
  • Fluency in English

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:

  • Builds and Maintains Partnership
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

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Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

Closing date:  16 September 2021 

Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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: 03 Sep 2021 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 16 Sep 2021 SE Asia Standard Time

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