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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
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  • Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) is passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest health issues: malnutrition. Recognized as global experts, we work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger. Nutrition International has headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and regional offices in N...
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    Request for proposals for consultancy: Advocacy, Communications, Social Mobilization Strategy for Kenya's Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)

    Objective of Consultancy: The main objective of this consultancy is to develop an Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy, to promote healthy diets and lifestyle as recommended in Kenya’s Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Strategy.

    Scope of Work The Consultant will review existing strategies for healthy diets and lifestyle, so as to identify gaps and provide promotive and preventive recommendations to strengthen the strategies. The Consultant will develop an Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Strategy using a multisectoral approach. The Strategy will address key issues around healthy diets, obesity and NCDs in Kenya. It will provide a costed implementation plan for the Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy at national and county levels.

    From the review of existing literature on NCDs and interviews with key stakeholders, the Consultant will document recommendations on best practices to be applied in Kenya. Key informants to be interviewed should include but not limited to policy makers, nutrition stakeholders, insurance agencies, food chains and caregivers (hospitals, individuals). The Consultant will collect data through a consultative and participatory approach that will involve key stakeholders across the health sector, education, industry, civil societies, NGOs, private and public institutions.

    A phased approach is recommended for this work, to enable the Consultant to address different components at different stages. A validation phase will enable the Client to assess the work, methodologies and recommendations.

    Duty Station/Location: The Consultant will undertake this work in Nairobi, Kenya, with minimal travel to selected counties to interview relevant/nutrition stakeholders. All travels required under this consultancy will be provided for by Nutrition International. Travel allowances maximums are based on standard rates of the Client.

    Profile/Qualifications of Consultant

    For this assignment, NI requires a consultant with expertise as follows:

    • Post graduate degree or equivalent in advocacy, international relations; development studies; social sciences or humanities.
    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in policy development/formation and advocacy.

    · Possess the following skills and competencies:

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • High level written and oral communications skills in English
    • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners
    • Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops
    • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments

    Method of Application

    Proposals should be submitted by email to: bidsAfrica@Nutritionintl.org

    Before close of business on 30th September. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

    Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.

    Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

    Technical proposal: Not exceeding five (5) pages, describing the consultant’s understanding of the task, proposed methodology, responsibilities of key stakeholders and detailed work plan that breaks down activities and outputs.

    Financial proposal: Including daily fee rate, suggested number of trips/days in-country and any other expenses required to fulfill the terms of the consultancy (field trips, meetings, materials etc.).

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