National Consultant for the coordination of Fill Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis for Cameroon
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
DUTY STATION (City, Country):
60 days (10 working days a month for 6 months), starting in November 2020
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
Background | Despite of the significant economic progress being made as a middle-income country; Cameroon continues to face the challenges of malnutrition, acute and chronic food insecurity. According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI), Cameroon is ranked seventy six of the 117 countries assessed. Compared to its sixty-eighth of position in 2015, the country's food security has deteriorated over the last five years (GHI, 2019). The number of food insecure populations (people in crisis, emergency and famine phases) has been reported as 2.66 million for the period of Jan - March - May 2020. (FAO, Cadre Harmonisé March 2020 result).
According to the Global Nutrition Report 2018, Cameroon suffers from triple burdens of malnutrition (stunting, anaemia, overweight in women and children). To this end, the DHS 2018 survey reported that 11 percent of children under 5 in Cameroon are overweight and 29 percent are stunted. Anaemia is common among children under five and women of childbearing age, affecting almost 57% and 40% of them respectively (Statistique, 2018). Cameroon’s adult population faces a malnutrition burden as 41.4% of women of reproductive age have anaemia, and 6.9% of adult women have diabetes, compared to 6.5% of men. In Cameroon, more women suffer from obesity with 16.4% compared to 6.1% of men (GNR, 2018).
WFP is one of the main humanitarian and development actors in Cameroon. WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan covers the period 2018-21 and focuses on the following strategic outcomes: Vulnerable populations affected by disasters and in protracted displacement, and chronically food-insecure communities have safe access to adequate and nutritious food, and increase their resilience to shocks, children aged 6-59 months and vulnerable women and men in food-insecure prioritized districts have reduced malnutrition rates, Food-insecure smallholders have sustainably increased incomes to enhance their self-reliance and livelihoods and improve their productivity, supporting national capacities in social protection and disaster preparedness. WFP strives to ensure that gender equality and protection are integral part of all its policies and programme Design and implementation strategies.
With this context, WFP plans to support in generating and sharing information for evidence based food security and nutrition programmes through the conduct of the Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) analysis. The FNG is a situation analysis and decision-making tool developed by the World Food Programme (WFP) with inputs from the University of California, Davis; the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Epicentre; the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Harvard University; and Mahidol University. It identifies context-specific strategies for improving nutritional intake of vulnerable groups, particularly children under the age of 2, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women
The Role | WFP Cameroon is looking for a national consultant in charge of providing support for external partnership and internal technical support for the Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) in Cameroon.
Under the overall direction and guidance of WFP Head of Programme and the Nutrition Programme Policy Officer, the national consultant will be responsible for supporting two strands of the Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) Analysis: external partnerships and internal technical support.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Internal Technical Support to the FNG process:
SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: December 08th,2020
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://www.wfp.org/careers/
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