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For every child, nutrition
In China, children are faced with the double burden of malnutrition. Thanks to rapid economic development and government interventions targeting undernutrition, the prevalence of underweight and wasting have dropped dramatically. However, stunting remains a problem, especially in poor rural areas.
UNICEF has been invited to strengthen health worker’s knowledge and capacity on infant and young child feeding practices. This involves improvement of key IYCF practices while aiming to increase demand and uptake of services as well as to improve norms and behaviours related to good nutrition. Thus, UNICEF country office needs to hire a consultant to focus on IYCF work including facilitating the revision and promotion of IYCF counselling package to be endorsed by the government, strengthening the IYCF counselling capability of health workers and dietitians by organizing IYCF trainings and supporting IYCF works involved in WASH-Nutrition program of Qinghai province.
How can you make a difference?
The consultant will fill the gap of a staff maternity leave. S/he will be responsible for programme focused on infant and young child nutrition, that seeks to finalize and promote the competency-based Infant and Young Child Feeding counselling package, strengthen capacity among health workers through the implementation of IYCF counselling training, supporting the scaling up of Ying Yang Bao, supporting a joint WASH- Nutrition program in Qinghai.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist of Health Nutrition & WASH, main areas of responsibilities of the Consultant include:
For more specific information on this role, please view the TOR -ToR_Consultant on child nutrition - for VA 20200213.docx
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