SUN II Coordinator Consultancy

Full Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Nutrition …

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit

How can you make a difference?

The main purpose of this consultancy is to provide overall coordination support to the first phase of implementation of SUN-II Programme. .

The main purpose of this consultancy is to support coordination and implementation of the multi-sectoral and multi-partner SUN-II Programme at national, provincial and district level including coordination the UN partners, government agencies and implementing partners and NGOs involved in the implementation of the SUN II  programme in 17 districts in Zambia.

By end of the consultancy period, the coordination among all the stakeholders is improved and streamlined resulting in the effective implementation of SUN-II Programme at all levels with desired results achieved.

Provide overall technical, advocacy and coordination support to the first phase of the implementation of the SUN-II Programme
Provide oversight, monitoring and reporting support for the SUN-II Programme
Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here   SUN II Coordinator Consultancy.pdf

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

Experience and Qualifications

Advanced degree in Nutrition, Public/Global/International Health, Public Policy or related fields is required
A minimum of 8 years’ professional experience in the fields of multi-sectoral nutrition or public health is required
Experience in strategic coordination, engaging with high level government officials, UN partners and NGOs and working at sub-national level (district, province) is highly preferred
Experience working with multidisciplinary team for programme management and programme coordination is highly preferred, and such experience in the field of nutrition is considered an asset
Other skills and Attributes:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with fluency in written and spoken English
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills;
Teamwork skills and capacity to work with tight deadlines;
Good orientation to planning, implementation and monitoring;
Good computer knowledge.
For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.


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.

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