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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 :||English|
|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:
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
Delivering individual sessions based on the programme
Provide tasks and additional resources
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:
Schedule of payments
Payment will be done by deliverables, Upon delivery and approval of deliverables by ECARO Operations Manager. Est. deadline 31 December 2020
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Candidate’s proposals should include:
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:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 56 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.