1. Purpose of the APW
The incumbent will provide support on severe acute malnutrition (SAM), nutrition in emergencies, nutrition screening, integrated nutrition services and support to nutrition stabilization centres to the flood emergency response in Sindh and Balochistan province and other NSCs supported through WHO in Pakistan
There is a nutrition emergency in Pakistan with wasting and stunting at 17.7and 40.1 percent respectively. Current flood in the country has exacerbated the challenge of nutrition emergency.
The Nutrition programme in World Health Organization is currently working through multi-sectoral approach along with Nutrition Wing, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination, other UN partners, and relevant stakeholders to provide screening and inpatient life-saving care to severely acute malnourished children in the flood affected districts in the country. In this regard, Nutrition Programme need support of a dedicated professional to support the nutrition component in this emergency response.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The APW holder will be responsible to;
- Assist NPO Nutrition division in CERF and other nutrition related project activities.
- Assist in assessments for interventions and programming around Nutrition stabilization centres (NSCs) and associated features like IYCF, BFHI etc.
- Assist in implementing trainings for health care providers on NSC management, data management and reporting.
- Keep effective liaison with WHO provincial offices, Nutrition Wing MNHSR&C, local health institutions, key agency health authorities and partners in the implementation of the nutrition program.
- Assist the NPO nutrition to Mobilize, coordinate and monitor nutrition related field activities at the facility level and partner organizations [I/NGOs] involved in the implementation of Nutrition program in ICT, provinces and areas.
- Assist in generating periodic reports/bulletins, collation, analysis and interpretation of data coming from WHO supported NSCs in provinces.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
3. Planned timelines (Subject to Confirmation)
Start date: 25/09/2022
End date: 31/12/2022
4. Work to be performed
Output 1: Report on establishment and strengthening of the NSCs at WHO targeted health care facilities
Deliverable 1.1: Assist in identifying gaps through need assessment, programming and budgeting for filling in the gaps for sustainability of the NSCs at facilities by performing coordination activities at the provincial level.
Deliverable 1.2: Assist in data collation, analysis and interpretation on monthly basis from the WHO intervention sites
Deliverable 1.3: Assist in required coordination with stakeholders for WHO missions and meetings required at the provincial level
Deliverable 1.4: Assist NPO RMNCAH&N-WHO sub Office Quetta in desk reviews and generating monitoring reports of the project activities.
Output 2: Provide technical support to national and provincial nutrition and food safety departments
Deliverable 2.1: Facilitate and monitor implementation of integrated food safety and nutrition interventions at provincial levels;
Deliverable 2.2: Facilitate capacity building interventions as needed for different level of health care providers (SAM, BFHI, HANSS etc);
Deliverable 2.3: Adjust WHO work on promoting Breast feeding in health facilities
Deliverable 2.4: Coordinate work around strengthening Health and nutrition Surveillance (HANSS)
Output 3: Country and Provincial data bases update based on the analysis focused on predefined nutrition indicators, and the data collected from the country through coordination from WHO provincial office.
Deliverable 3.1: Support the planning, implementation, and reporting of emergency nutrition Interventions through monitoring of project activities and ensuring that resources are utilized on efficient and effective manner.
Deliverable 3.2: Operationalize nutrition screening of under five children in camps, communities, and health facilities in the country and specifically in Sindh and Balochistan
Deliverable 3.3: Prepare and submit daily reports to WHO Provincial and country office on nutrition screening data.
Deliverable 3.4: Develop a referral mechanism for children identified to be malnourished through routine screening, to OTP or nutrition stabilization centers using a standard criterion.
Deliverable 3.5: Coordinate with other UN agencies and stakeholders to ensure complementarity of the nutrition response in the flood emergency area.
Deliverable 3.6: Collect and keep proper and updated record of all nutrition supplements, medicines and equipment of support provided to Nutrition Stabilization Centers/ camps/ facilities/ therapeutic supplies in the province.
Deliverable 3.7: Conduct field visits to monitor and provide technical support to ongoing nutrition interventions.
Deliverable 3.8: Provide training in Nutrition in emergency, Growth monitoring, Infant young child feeding in emergencies, community management of acute malnutrition and Inpatient treatment of SAM children with complications to relevant staff in the flood affected areas.
Deliverable 3.9: Through coordination at provincial level, develop a monthly report on the progress of the emergency response, highlighting the challenges, gaps and success stories and bulletins monthly/ weekly. Sharing of reports on screening/ referrals daily and process indicators weekly.
5. Technical Supervision
The selected APW holder will work under the direct supervision of Cluster Lead.
6. Specific requirements
MBBS/ Master’s Degree in nutrition and other health related field related fields/ MPH or equivalent
At least five (05) year work experience in nutrition related reporting and data management with sound experience of nutrition stabilization centres projects
Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:
- Sound interpersonal and communication skills
- Working experience with WHO in nutrition intervention and closely working with DOH will be preferred.
- Ability to show activeness and creativity in working environment
- Excellent reports writing and analytical skills
- Ability to work in the intensive care settings and willingness to travel to intervention sites, frequently.
- Sound monitoring and supervision skills
Excellent spoken and written skills of local and English languages.
Place of assignment
The selected candidate will be based in Islamabad and need based travel to selected provinces/areas as and when directed by the supervisor.