Nutrition International (NI) in partnership with the Division of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), invites proposals for this consultancy service: Development of an Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy to implement Kenya’s Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Strategy.
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:
· Possess the following skills and competencies:
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.).