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Date of Issue:
 28 September 2011 

Closing Date:
 6 October 2011

UNICEF Country Office in Kenya is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible individuals to provide short term Consultancy Services to support an evaluation of UNICEF supported programming on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenya.
 

Kenya will be one of 5 countries participating in the global evaluation.
 

Scope of Work
 

The evaluation will undertake an analytical assessment of the progress achieved in management of severe acute malnutrition to identify key successes, good practices, and gaps / constraints that need to be addressed. OECD / DAC criteria of programme relevance/appropriateness, efficiency and quality of services, effectiveness, impact (potential) and sustainability will be used

Team composition and professional requirements: A team of 2 international evaluation experts has been recruited to conduct this evaluation. A team of 4 national consultants is required to support local data collection and processing. This EoI is issued to invite candidates who are interested to be considered to join the team as a national consultant to submit their application as follows:- 

Nutrition Researcher / Evaluator 

Ref:
 KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Level NOC
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in nutrition or closely related subject.
  • Familiarity with management of severe malnutrition (including out-patient) and emergency nutrition policy and programme issues.
  • Strong research or evaluation expertise and experience. Experience in field research is particularly useful.
  • Experience preparing and holding meetings and workshops with evaluation stakeholders and participants.
  • Interviewing skills and experience.
  • Good communication and people skills. Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member and also lead and manage the national team as per the instruction of the international consultants.
  • Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Period of assignment – 7/8 week
Health / Nutrition Economist 

Ref:
 KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Level NOC
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in health economics.
  • Experience (min 3 years) in data collection and analysis in health / nutrition economic research.
  • Familiarity with emergency nutrition/CMAM policy and programme issues.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Period of assignment – 5 weeks
Data / Information Manager / Analyst 

Ref:
 KCO/2011-26 Level NOB
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in computer science / data management.
  • Some research or evaluation experience (min. 2 years), including data collection and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data) 

Ref:
 KCO/2011-27 Level NOA
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in social science, preferably health or nutrition.
  • Basic operations research or evaluation experience,
  • Significant experience (min. 2 years) in field level data collection using participatory methods particularly in qualitative data.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and remote areas in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously as a team member.
  • Language proficiency: Good written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language(s) is an asset.
  • Period of assignment – 6 weeks
Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

Qualified individuals are requested to submit a 1 page max letter of interest, clearly addressing how the applicant’s skills and experience meet the required competences, and attach a CV to kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org no later than 6 October 2011.
 

Please include “CMAM Evaluation EOI” as the subject of the e-mail.

More detailed Terms of Reference will be sent to short-listed candidates.

Candidates should confirm that they are available to commence the assignment on 1 November 2011 and that they will be available to work full time and to travel during the period of assignment.

Please note the following:
  1. This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We seek your expression of interest in the post, and not proposals or price quotes or detailed proposals. The duration of the contract, fee and other details will be negotiated after identifying short-listed candidates for each post.
  2. Please specify the post to which you are applying.
  3. A response to this request for EOI does not automatically ensure selection.
  4. UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI, and to require compliance with additional conditions in subsequent stages of the solicitation process.
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they send their applications along with their curricula vitae. 

Apply to:

The Human Resource Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Nairobi

Email:
 kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate the below Reference Nos. on email subject.
  • KCO/NUTR/2011-24 Nutrition Researcher/Evaluator, Level NOC
  • KCO/NUTR/2011-25 Health/Nutrition Economist, Level NOC
  • Data/Information Manager/Analyst, Level NOB
  • Field Research Assistant (Qualitative Data), Level NOA
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