Myanmar: Consultant for Nutrition Needs Assessment and Strategy Development

Organization: Plan
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

Terms of Reference

Consultant for Nutrition Needs Assessment and Strategy Development

Position Title: Nutrition Needs Assessment Consultant

Timeframe: 10 weeks

Closing Date for applications: January 20, 2017. 17:00 PM (Yangon Time)

Start date: 1st May 2017

Location: Based in Sittwe to cover Toungup, Minbya and Mrauk U Townships.

Background and position:

Plan International Myanmar is recruiting a consultant to assess potential opportunities for Plan International Myanmar’s scaling up of Nutrition, Food Security and integrated management of acute malnutrition programing alongside ongoing humanitarian projects in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The consultant will be hired to design a nutrition needs assessment that can inform future programming decisions in 3 Townships in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The results of that assessment will provide Plan International Myanmar with a recommended sector strategy for scaling up Nutrition programming. Additionally, the consultant will take time to understand current ongoing projects – Child Protection in Emergencies, Education in Emergencies, Food Security, Integrated Child Protection/Disaster Risk Reduction, and WASH – and identify potential synergies for the introduction of Nutrition sector into Plan International’s ongoing projects.

Objective of the consultancy:

The consultant will develop a clear cohesive sector strategy for Plan International Myanmar to launch a Nutrition project informed by evidence. The consultant will enable Plan International Myanmar to understand the current needs of the target populations and position Plan International Myanmar to address identified programming space and grant opportunities at field level by developing a project proposal and budget.

Key Activities:

  • Review of current nutrition and agricultural services being provided by government and local/international NGOs in the target area.

  • Mapping of current nutrition and agricultural scope and grant opportunities of bilateral and multilateral donors in the target area (including but not limited to FAO, UNICEF etc.).

  • Conduct a Nutrition needs assessment including anthropometrical data collection and data on nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices (identify and mobilize human resources needed to support this effort). Building the capacity of team members across the organization to undertake nutrition-related data collection, processing and analysis, and to design appropriate response programs

  • Develop strategy, recommendations and action plan for Plan International future nutrition-sensitive and –specific programming

  • Develop proposal, log frame, capacity statement and budget for future project in line with the strategy and recommendations.

Expected output:

  • Report written on findings of desk review, Nutrition assessment and donor mapping

  • Strategy paper developed on Nutrition within Plan International Myanmar

  • List of recommendations compiled for nutrition-sensitive and –specific programming in the context of child protection and gender for target area

  • Action plan matrix developed

  • Proposal and budget prepared to respond to identified Food and Nutrition Security gaps

Timeframe:

  • Expected start date: 1 Feb 2017

  • Duration of the consultancy: 10 weeks

Contract:

  • Consultancy – Consultant will be paid a daily fee and have all travel and accommodation costs covered by Plan International.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in Nutrition or Food Security needs assessment and project implementation, strategic development and proposal development.

  • Previous experience in Myanmar is required, Rakhine State preferred.

  • Commitment to hands on capacity development and training

  • Comprehensive Nutrition analytical skills

  • Understanding of statistical software, e.g. Epi-Info

Suggested Skills:

  • Fluency in English.

  • Demonstrated coordination and programme support capacity

  • Proven application in conflict-sensitivity in programming

  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills and experience in conducting Nutrition analysis and planning.

  • Strong and effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity/train others.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural setting with sensitivity to the local context.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the international donors’ landscape and funding opportunities on nutrition.

The Nutrition needs assessment consultant will consider conflict sensitivity and associated risks for women, girls and men and boys as well as populations with specific needs.

How to apply:

Interested Candidate should submit their CV, Application letter, indicative timeline, expected consultancy fees and sample of their previous work to Myanmar.CO@plan-international.org or HR Department, No. 7 Kanbawza Street, Ward No. 2, Golden Valley, Bahan Touwnship, Yangon, Myanmar not later than 20th January 2017. 17:00 PM (Yangon Time).

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children together with Gender Equality and does not tolerate child abuse and sexual harassment.

General Obligation: The consultancy fees is also subject to income tax of 2% or 3.5% depends on residential status as per Income Taxation Law. Consultant must provide their full address, NRC or passport copy for individual consultant, and company registration for a firm/organization once been selected for taxation purposes. 0in

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