Emergency Nutrition Consultant

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 9 Feb 2021

Background

FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical programming in Tigray, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis. FHI 360 is responding to the conflict by intervening in the health, nutrition, and WASH sectors.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Emergency Nutrition Consultant to support HQ staff by participating in a scoping mission trip to conduct preliminary assessments and scalable mapping exercises to design an anticipated nutrition program. The consultant will also participate in start-up activities. The Emergency Nutrition Consultant will engage with cluster leads, government of Ethiopia officials, health facility-based personnel and other NGO partners to discuss the pressing needs and challenges of the impacted area. The consultant will conduct field-based assessments in future operational areas to ascertain the nutrition situation with respect to nutrition behaviors, practices, barriers to access and potential for innovative interventions to produce a fully integrated nutrition program. The consultant must also have a strong background in humanitarian programming and experience with rapid startups.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Conduct nutrition sector assessments, provide technical guidance on emergency activities and devise sector-specific response strategies

· Contribute to concept note, program budget and technical narrative proposal design for nutrition related programming

· Attend nutrition and food security meetings and meet with implementing partners to gather intel on nutritional challenges and best practices

· Work with operations staff to ensure nutrition commodities are procured, handled and managed properly in accordance with FHI 360 protocols

· Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs

· Contribute to start-up activities related to the nutrition sector.

Deliverables:

· Produce field assessment report specific to nutrition.**

· Produce proposal including technical narrative, budget, and implementation plan for nutrition programming **

Location of Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tigray, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.

Travel

Level of Effort: 2 Months

Period of Engagement: mid to late February – end of April 2021

Travel and accommodations are provided

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Nutrition Consultant – Crisis Response”.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or its International Equivalent, experience in Nutrition, Public Health or related technical field
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in designing, implementing, or supporting nutrition programming, specifically within a humanitarian context
  • Experience establishing and leading successful startup operations/projects in complex emergencies situations
  • Expertise in addressing acute malnutrition, use of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), supplementation and micronutrients
  • Strong technical skills in multi-sectoral nutrition programming, including health, WASH and food security are preferred
  • Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency or related industry experience

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned area

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Expertise in humanitarian nutrition programming, specifically with first-phase response operations
  • Knowledge of humanitarian nutrition initiatives and implementation
  • Consultancy experience with similar organizations

Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
  • Name and contract details of two professional references

  • Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.

FHI 360 Disclaimers

· FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.

· FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award

· FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received

· Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360

· FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions

· FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation

· FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion

· FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities

· FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**

· FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here

How to apply:

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Nutrition Consultant – Crisis Response”.



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