One of the GNC strategic priorities is to provide both in-county and remote support to national and sub-national nutrition cluster/sector coordination mechanisms.

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Types of support

The GNC has a number of support mechanism, namely:

Short-term support from the GNC Coordination Team

In-country support can be provided for one-two weeks to review challenges and provide recommendations to improve coordination and information management in clusters/sector working groups. Please contact us for more information.

Rapid Response Team

Remote or in-country support provided to countries for up to eight weeks in cluster/sector working group coordination and information management. In exceptional circumstances, support can be provided for up to three months.

The purpose of the Global Nutrition Cluster Rapid Response Team (RRT) is to provide coordination and information management support during emergencies and humanitarian crises. The RRT consists of four experience professionals - two Nutrition Cluster Coordinators and two Information Management Officers - with the proven technical capacity to provide support. The RRT members can provide dedicated surge capacity, both in-country and remotely, to any country office and are available within 72 hours (pending visa requirements). This enables a timely and coordinated response, which then ensures improved emergency nutrition interventions.

For more information, read the RRT flyer and please reach out and contact us to request support.

Consultant Roster

Looking to hire a consultant to support your Nutrition in Emergencies activities? The technical team of the GNC – GNC Technical Alliance (The Alliance) – currently has 122 technically vetted consultants across five rosters ranging from Junior to Senior levels. Our consultants come from 45 different countries, speak 49 different languages, ​​including: English, French, Swahili, Spanish, and Urdu, and are available to support nutrition cluster/sector working groups and partners at the global and country level. Please visit The Alliance website for more information and to request support in the following areas:

  • Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) 
  • Micronutrient supplementation in emergencies 
  • Integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions 
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)
  • Needs assessment and analysis for nutrition outcomes
UNICEF Stand-by Partnerships Agreements with NGOs

Specialists in cluster/sector working group coordination and information management and nutrition in emergencies to provide rapid, temporary in-country support for three to six months.

UNICEF (Cluster Lead Agency for the GNC), has signed a Standby Agreement with various external partners, including NGOs, Governments and private companies. The overall program is referred to as Standby Arrangements. The purpose of Standby Arrangements is to ensure the provision of additional support to UNICEF and UNICEF led clusters/Areas of Responsibility to enhance capacity and efficiency in responses to emergencies and humanitarian crisis. Various partners maintain either a varied pool of operational resources or specific niche expertise that can provide in country support at short notice. Management of the partnership and resources is done in advance, allowing for a timely and effective response to a sudden crisis, including support to protracted crisis and capacity gaps in smaller emergencies. Standby Arrangements are an effective example of the power of leveraging partnerships to support emergency response, to impact humanitarian action, and to achieve greater results for children. UNICEF’s Standby Arrangements are led by the Inter Agency and Humanitarian Partnerships Section (IA&HP) in the Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) Geneva.

For more information, please contact us.

UNICEF Internal Surge and Stretch Assignments

Support is provided in cluster/sector working group coordination, information management and nutrition in emergencies for three to six months. Contact local the UNICEF HR office or the GNC CT for more information.





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