The GNC supports countries, UNICEF as the Nutrition Cluster Lead Agency, and nutrition partners at subnational, national, regional, and global levels to ensure they are adequately staffed and skilled to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, situations of fragility (GNC Strategy – Strategic objective 1). This ambition, with agreement from partners, led to the creation of a structured multi-year GNC Capacity Strengthening project and has resulted in the development of competency frameworks on Nutrition Cluster Coordination, Information management and Nutrition in Humanitarian contexts, as well as a Capacity Strengthening Strategic Framework, that outlines GNCs 4 levels of capacity strengthening support: introductory (L1), general (L2), advanced (L3) and master (L4).

The purpose of this training is to create a pool of GNC certified trainers at global, regional, and country level, who can then train internal staff, other country clusters, or regional offices on the GNC Nutrition Cluster Coordination (NCC) Training package, as requested or following country cluster or regional officer capacity strengthening plans. This training empowers countries and provides them an opportunity to organise face-to-face and/or blended training events on nutrition cluster coordination. The training complements the GNC general level offer on nutrition cluster coordination, which is currently only available online on GNC-Learn.

The event is a 3-day in-person workshop and will take place from 14th to 16th of May 2024 in GSSC premises in Budapest, Hungary and will be conducted in English.

The training will be conducted in two parts and participants will receive a certificate upon completion:

  1. Pre-reading before the training to get familiar with the GNC Nutrition Cluster capacity strengthening offer and with the pre-designed Nutrition Cluster Coordination package (can take 4-5 hours, depending on individuals).
  2. Participation in various interactive activities during the training such as practical sessions and role playing to practice the contents of the NCC package.

Target audience

The primary audience for this training includes country nutrition cluster coordinators, deputy cluster coordinators or any country-based staff acting as focal point for coordination – UNICEF or partner’s staff, regional UNICEF nutrition programme officers/advisors, members of the GNC consultant roster and members of the Standby Partnership. 

Selection criteria

  • You previously, currently, or will occupy a function of coordination or will support coordination and have significant experience in humanitarian action in the field.
  • Applicants must commit to full participation in the three days to be eligible, including completion of pre-reading prior to joining the face-to-face workshop.
  • Prior approval from your direct supervisor to attend and for costs associated with travel.
  • Female participants are highly encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants must fill out the online Expression of Interest (EOI) Form (deadline to express interest is 23 February)

Administrative details

Each office/organisation will cover the costs (visa, air fare and terminal expenses, accommodation, daily subsistence allowance) of their respective staff member. As part of the workshop arrangements, coffee breaks will be provided by the organisers. Participants will be responsible for own lunch and dinner.


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