Action Against Hunger
Rapid Nutrition Analysis Sindh (Consultancy)
Posted date 8th May, 2024 Last date to apply 31st May, 2024
Category Consultancy

Job Description:

The primary objective of this consultancy is to conduct a Rapid Nutrition Analysis to assess the current nutritional status of children under five years old and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) in districts Shikarpur, Karachi and Jamshoro. Specific goals include:

  1. Measure the prevalence of acute malnutrition (Global Acute Malnutrition - GAM and Severe Acute Malnutrition - SAM) using Weight-for-Height Z-scores (WHZ) and Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC).
  2. Assess the stunting rates among children under five years old.
  3. Evaluate the nutritional status of PLWs using MUAC.
  4. Identify key contributing factors to malnutrition in the region.
  5. Provide actionable data to local health authorities and NGOs for immediate intervention.
  1. 1.       Scope of Work:
  2. 2.       Deliverables:
  3. 3.       Consultant Qualifications:
  4. 4.       Timeline:
  • Survey Design: Develop a survey protocol using the SMART methodology, ensuring it is adapted to the rapid assessment context.
  • Sampling: Design a sampling strategy that adequately represents the target population within the constraints of a rapid survey.
  • Data Collection: Supervise and participate in the data collection process, ensuring adherence to the SMART guidelines.
  • Data Analysis: Analyze the collected data to produce reliable estimates of malnutrition indicators.
  • Reporting: Prepare a comprehensive survey report detailing findings and recommendations,
  • A detailed survey protocol, including sampling frame and data collection tools.
  • A final report presenting the analysis, findings, and recommendations, including an executive summary suitable for dissemination.
  • Advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting nutritional assessments using the SMART methodology.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills, particularly in handling survey data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in the local language of the survey area is an asset.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and deliver high-quality outputs.

The consultancy will be conducted over a period of 04 weeks from the date of contract signing, with the following tentative timeline:

  • Week 1: Submission of scoping document outlining the understanding regarding the assignment
  • Week 2 and 3: Data collection and analysis
  • Week 4: Report writing and finalization

Apply By:

Submit your technical and financial proposals including the workplan to [email protected]; and [email protected] by 31 May 2024.