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The EC grant, EC Nutrition Governance Project titled “Collective Responsibility, Action and Accountability for Improved Nutrition (CRAAIN)” is a three (03) year project which is implemented by a ‘Coastal Consortium’ led by Concern Worldwide with WaterAid and two local NGO partners, Rupantar and Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS). The project is funded by European Union under Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh’s Coastal Programme. This multi-sectoral Nutrition Governance project is targeted to improve the maternal and child nutrition in four Upazilas (Mongla, Sharonkhola, Kachua and Mollahat) of Bagerhat district in the coastal region.

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)


Currently, Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed and experienced consultancy firms to conduct a “Baseline & Knowledge, Practice, and Coverage Study of the CRAAIN Project.”

Purpose of the Consultancy:  The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct a Baseline and Knowledge, Practice, and Coverage Study for the CRAAIN project. There are two objectives of this study:
Objective 1: To capture baseline information against each outcome and output indicator from different sources as outlined in the agreed log frame (Annex 1).
Objective 2: To understand the current knowledge, practice, and coverage (KPC) among mothers/caretakers of children 0-59 months, household heads, school teacher/SMC members, adolescents and male groups.

Essential Experience & Qualifications:

The consulting firm/lead consultant(s) should have the following:

  • The lead consultant should have a Masters in Nutrition, MPH, or higher degree in nutrition or public health or Social Science.
  • The consultant(s) should have in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in nutrition service delivery system and multi-sectoral nutrition programme and the measurement of these.
  • At least 5 years’ of proven experience in conducting surveys, including baseline, mid-term and final assessments of complex multisector nutrition programs, including KPCs.
  • Proven ability to apply a gender sensitive lens to all work
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (Bangla and English)
  • Excellent English Report writing skills
  • Consultant(s) have the capacity to engage enumerators with at least three years relevant hands-on experience.
  • The Consultant should have excellent facilitation skills (Bangla & English)
  • Experience on digital data gathering management system on tablet /digital device
  • Willingness to travel and work in tough field environments.
  • Successfully completed similar work during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Experience of conducting a similar piece of work that requires a combined approach to meet numerous objectives (i.e. baseline report, plus KPC report)
  • The lead consultant should have a PhD in Nutrition, MPH, or higher degree in nutrition or public health or Social Science.
  • The consultant(s) have in-depth understanding and hands-on experience of nutrition governance programming
  • At least 10 years’ of proven experience in conducting surveys, including baseline, mid-term and final assessments of complex multisector nutrition programs, including EU funded projects.
  • Previous experience with Concern DDG system or iForm Builder.
  • Knowledge of the project area and knowledge of the local language(s)

Terms of Reference: Click here to Download

How to Submit Proposals: Interested consultancy firms are requested to email the Expression of Interest i.e. Technical and Financial proposals with TIN certificate to recruitment.bgd@concern.net

Closing Date of Application:  26 September 2020

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Any form of persuasion shall result disqualification of the EOI

Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the proposals without showing any reason whatsoever.
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