• Consultant - Mother-to-mother nutritional campaign at Trócaire

  • Posted on: 24 July, 2017 Deadline: 28 July, 2017
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  • Trócaire is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Trócaire was established in 1973 as a way for Irish people to donate to development and emergency relief abroad. Our dual mandate is to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty at home.
     

    Consultant - Mother-to-mother nutritional campaign

     

    2.1 Purpose of the assignment

    This project will contribute to 4 main outcome areas including: 1. Improved economic security 2. Increased resilience to shocks and effects of climate change 3. Improved food security and 4. Increased capacity to manage natural resources. This assignment will therefore fall under outcome area: Improved Food Security. It is envisaged that women and interested persons shall adopt the m2m approach ; exchange ideas, share experiences, give and receive information, and at the same time, offer and receive support in breastfeeding, child rearing, women’s health and nutrition sensitive production. Mother-to-mother nutritional campaign will serve to ensure that women have improved knowledge in childcare and good nutrition practices and are effectively able to transfer this knowledge to the younger generation of new mothers. Given the increasing rate of child mortality within a thousand days from birth, the intention is to contribute to the reduction in both maternal and child mortality. The consultant shall ensure that they deliverer the highest quality standards of service within this consultancy. Notably, the delivery of this concept will serve the project throughout its lifeline and it is of absolute necessity that the delivery be thorough.

    2.2 Scope of the Work

    1. Train on the behavioral change theory (Assess, build, create, deliver and evaluate) to failitate its application in the context of the community that we serve.

    2. Train the participants’ on M2M approach, nutrition sensitive food production and food production

    3. Development of a community based nutrition manual that shall serve to:

    a) Train community on a balanced nutrition for Infant and Young Child Feeding, pregnant and lactating mothers;

    b) Train community on food production techniques necessary to integrate a diverse range of nutritional plants into household production;

    c) Educate on how to grow crops, prepare and cook nutritionally balanced meals for their families using locally available feeds.

    4. To generate a report on the training which shall include the following a cover page, introduction, methodology, findings, and recommendations.

    4.0 CONSULTANT PROFILE

    Order of St. Augustine –OSA (Ishiara parish) seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced consultant/consultancy firms to undertake the exercise.

    Qualifications & Experience

    The consultant/consultant firms must have the following qualifications and experience:

    a) The lead consultant must have at least degree in nutrition sciences and dietetics /food sciences. The rest of the consultancy team must have professional background in nutrition sciences and agriculture or other related courses.

    b) At least three (3) years of professional experience in conducting capacity building for communities in the development and/or health sector with specific technical expertise in nutirion and agricultural production systems.

    d) Experience in working in Kenya and thorough knowledge of the existing M2M approach, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Dietary Requirements for different Groups, Food Preparation Methods, Good Agricutural Practices and Nutri-sensitive food production.

    e) Demonstrated ability to prepare and present a logical community training manual

    f) Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members in various locations.

    g) Evidence of having done similar work will be a key consideration

    5.0 TIME FRAME

    The consultancy shall be carried out for 5 days (beginning on 31st July, 2017) final report will be expected within 2 week’s time of completing the training ; at most within the stipulated time in the contract.

    6.0 COST/BUDGET

    The cost of the assignment will be negotiated with the successful consultant, that will be inclusive of all costs and within project budget.

    7.0 CONSIDERATION

    As full consideration for the services performed by the consultant under the terms of the agreement, OSA shall pay the service provider upon certification that the services have been satisfactorily performed. A submission of the deliverables shall form basis of payment for this consultancy.

    8.0 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

    Qualified consultant(s) can send their proposal that include the following to the undersigned:

    1. Consultants’ profile and Capability Statement describing the technical capacity and experience of the firm or group of individuals

    2. A brief concept note of the assignment

    3. Names and resume of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

    4. Proposed budget with expected consultancy fee in Kenya shillings.

    5. Commitment that the key consultants will be available and participate full time in the training exercise.

    6. Professional referees (preferably previous clients). Sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past will be an added advantage

    7. Interpretation of the Terms of Reference (TORs)

    Method of Application

    The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to: trocaireishiara@gmail.com . Applications will be reviewed as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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