UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund


National Consultant for Salt Supply chain Mapping

Job no: 555366

Position type: Consultant

Location: Timor-Leste Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Timor-Leste

Department/Office: Dili, Timor-Leste

Categories: Nutrition

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


How can you make a difference?

Working with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade Commerce, and Industry (MTCI) and National Committee for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (NCIDD) to map the salt supply chain in Timor-Leste


1.0. Brief desk review

1.1. Undertake a desk review of salt iodization situation including information on salt supply chain (production, importation, distribution and storage), policies, plans and programs in Timor-Leste. This should include information on salt use for animal feed and food production.

1.2 Prepare a brief report of about 2-4 pages on the documents that are available, tools, best practice, and experiences from other countries to conduct a successful supply chain mapping to identify the points of production, importation, storage and distribution.

2.0. Development of protocol and tools for mapping of salt supply chain:

2.1. In collaboration with MoH, MTCI and partners agree on the coverage and depth expected for each activity.

2.2. Develop a protocol for assessment of salt production and supply chain in Timor-Leste including data analysis and report plan

2.3. Present the protocol to the National Committee for Control of Iodine deficiency Disorders and incorporate changes

2.4. Finalize the tools for data collection

3.0. Supply Chain Mapping:

3.1. Finalize the tools for data collection and the data collection platform.

3.2 Identify and recruit data collectors

3.3 Train data collectors on data collection and the use of the data collection platform, deploy and pre-test the data collection platform.

3.4 Supervise the data collection

3.5 Conduct data analysis and prepare a salt supply chain mapping report.

4.0. Reporting

4.1 Prepare a presentation of the report to the NCCIDD and KONSSANTIL

4.2 Develop a final report of the consultancy


1. Brief report of the review of secondary resources assessing the salt supply chain in Timor-Leste (5 days)

2. Salt supply mapping data collection protocol, data collection plan and tools including the platform (15 days)

3. Training report; and Data collection report and draft salt supply chain mapping Report submitted (25 days)

4. PPT presentation of the findings of the mapping; and Final report (15 days)

Duration of Assignment: 60 days, spread over from October 2022 – January 2023


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

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health or related fields with prior experience or involvement in conducting research or studies, training, data collection and managing a team of enumerators.
  • Demonstrable understanding of mapping of services and resources, development of survey/assessment tools and data analysis.
  • Strong writing skills in Tetum and English with a clear, straightforward writing style

  • Strong communication skills for achieving consensus amongst multiple stakeholders

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.


  • Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, updated CV and a financial proposal through (link)-us/job/555366 by 27 September 2022. Consultants will be required to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including phone call and internet.
  • 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
  • Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Advertised: Sep 20 2022 Tokyo Standard Time Application close: Sep 27 2022 Tokyo Standard Time

Tags: animal feed, child nutrition, data analysis, data collection, food production, iodine deficiency, salt iodization, supply chain