International Expert for Health and Well-being

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based (online)
Application Deadline :27-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 7 w/days

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many new challenges related to uncertainty, extra burdens, fear and anxiety of our loved ones and ourselves. All of which is taking a toll on UN Women colleagues. Health and well-being in the workplace are of utmost importance in order to create a positive and efficient working environment. In particular when many colleagues are working virtually, creating connection is also vital. In order to boost energy, morale, productivity and quality work, more workplace support has been requested by colleagues.

UN Women prioritises the health and wellbeing of personnel, especially during such unprecedented times. Additional support can help the office during challenging periods and learnings can also be continued in the long term and shared amongst all offices and colleagues. Creating a nurturing space for attention to health contributes to the values and culture of UN Women.

One of the key struggles during this time is that colleagues are working mostly from home, longer hours and with higher stress levels, in addition to other responsibilities now within their work environment. Colleagues have reported challenges with energy levels, lack of connection, stress, mental health, anxiety and general health and wellbeing. It is also important for them to pay attention to their immune systems during a global pandemic which is still ongoing.

We are looking to engage a quality nutritionist who will be able to work with the colleagues on a weekly basis and provide them with the tools to be able to help themselves and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities

The nutritionist will support the ECA Regional Office with by creating a working-from-home health and nutrition programme designed to support energy levels, mental health and the immune system. The intention is to help the UN Women personnel to create more healthy lifestyle habits.

The nutritionist should cover a range of topics suited to the personnel needs. These sessions need to be conducted virtually in bitesize sessions and recorded, due to limited time availability of personnel. Summaries, relevant reading and watching lists and recipes will help personnel to continue their learnings throughout the timeline of the sessions.

Topics should cover in relation to working remotely from home:

  • Healthy eating habits
  • Planning and balancing lifestyle
  • Boosting energy
  • Improving sleep, rest and relaxation
  • Exercise and movement

Each session should also include achievable health tasks for all personnel to enjoy and to help keep each other accountable and progressing, whilst feeling supported. The objective is to keep personnel connected, energised and with more focus.


The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager in the ECA Regional Office.

Key Functions and Activities

The selected consultant will have three main functions:

Developing a tailored programme suited to the office needs

  • Speak to team about their challenges and tailor sessions accordingly

Delivering individual sessions based on the programme

  • 5 bitesize sessions, organised once a week

Provide tasks and additional resources

  • Package the information in a way that can be continued by personnel in future and also shared with additional colleagues who join the team.

Key Deliverables and Timeline

The following key deliverables will be required in the tentative timeline below. The consultant is envisioned to span from 13 November to 31 December 2020, completing below deliverables:


Days (up to)

Related dates/deadlines

  1. Developing a tailored programme suited to the office needs.


By 20 Nov 2020

  1. Delivering one online session to the office personnel for each of the following areas (5 sessions), each session should be no more than 30-45 mins long:
  2. Healthy eating habits
  3. Planning and balancing lifestyle
  4. Boosting energy
  5. Improving sleep, rest and relaxation
  6. Exercise and movement


23 Nov to 29 Dec 2020

  1. Provide a training package, recordings of each session and support documentation


By 31 Dec 2020

Schedule of payments

Payment will be done by deliverables, Upon delivery and approval of deliverables by ECARO Operations Manager. Est. deadline 31 December 2020


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Able to communicate effectively with and relate to people of different cultures, demonstrating an ability to see issues from other perspectives
  • Excellent inter-personal and diplomacy skills
  • Able to lead and manage a team
  • Good planning, goal-setting and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Adheres to a human rights approach in engaging with all persons
  • Proven track record of delivering on commitments

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Health and Wellbeing focus and expertise
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in health, nutritional therapy, or an area relevant to the requirements of the TOR.


  • At least 2 years of professional experience in nutritional and health therapy.
  • At least 2 years professional experience working with corporate clients.
  • Experience of delivering workshops/training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in and/or expertise with health and wellbeing.
  • Experience working with UN Women is an asset.


Fluency in written and spoken English is required.


Candidate’s proposals should include:

  1. CV and/or P-11
  2. Cover letter outlining the submitter’s qualifications and interest in the consultancy
  3. Portfolio to provide a snapshot of the types of training materials developed from previous clientele.
  4. A Financial Proposal covering all costs including – daily fee, travel, insurance and all other costs (in USD) required for the candidate to complete the above deliverables in the timeframe provided.

Evaluation of applicants:

UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process. Applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications/skills and their financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive to and compliant with the ToR; and
  • Having received the highest score out of below combined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 56 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.


Total points

Max. Points

Technical Evaluation (70%)



Master’s degree or equivalent in  health, nutritional therapy, or an area relevant to the requirements of the TOR.



At least 2 years of professional experience in nutritional and health therapy.



At least 2 years professional experience working with corporate clients.



Experience of delivering workshops/training.



Demonstrated knowledge in and/or expertise with health and wellbeing.



Experience working with UN Women is an asset.



Financial Evaluation (30%)







    • Short Letter of interest, including financial proposal in local currency (USD), indicating a total lump sum for the delivery as per above description. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (consultancy fee, travel and any other possible costs).
    • Completed UN Women Personal History (P11) form, that can be downloaded from
    • UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.

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