Apply: UNICEF Nutrition, Health Consultant

Deadline: 12 December, 2023

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has opened applications for a Consultant on Gender Bottleneck Analysis in Nutrition and Health Programmes.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.


  • Conduct literature review of key relevant documentation, including the findings and recommendations of the other relevant evaluation/assessment reports in nutrition programming in general and vitamin A programming in particular
  • Develop and submit an inception report which should, inter alia, stipulate methodology, data collection tools and work plan with clear deliverables and submission dates
  • Conduct a comprehensive desk review to identify gender barriers in child health and nutrition services delivery in the health and community services delivery platforms
  • Conduct consultations with UNICEF staff and selected implementing partners, including caregivers, to identify key strategic gender barriers and strategies to address these barriers affecting access to vitamin A and other nutrition and health services
  • Draft the Nutrition and Health Sector Gender Bottleneck/Barrier Analysis Report on VAS and child health and nutrition services
  • Present the draft Nutrition and Health Sector Gender Bottleneck/Barrier Analysis Report to the technical working group for input
  • Integrate input from technical working group to finalize the draft gender barrier analysis report
  • Submit the final report and content for training session on gender transformative nutrition programming


  • Master’s degree or PhD in in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Anthropology, or Sociology with specialisation in Gender and Development
  • Ten years of experience (for master’s qualification) or five years of experience (for PhD qualification) in gender or nutrition sector at both national and international levels with proven experience in conducting sectoral gender barrier analysis in any relevant sector
  • Experience working with UN agencies and national government in an international setting is an added advantage
  • Experience in conducting gender-related research, assessment and auditing
  • Knowledge and skills in facilitating gender transformative programming approaches and capacity-building activities
  • Strong knowledge of human rights/child rights/women rights/gender-based and adolescent programming, and gender analytical skills
  • Knowledge of gender programming experience in both regular and humanitarian setup focusing on nutrition
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in conducting sectoral gender analysis generally and in nutrition
  • Knowledge of child nutrition and health and the prevailing challenges in Malawi
  • Good negotiating, advocacy, communication and writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent English writing skills

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