Consultant-Smart Survey in Abuja, Nigeria

Industry
NonProfit Organization Management
Specialization
Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Summary

  • The consultancy will last for 1 month The Consultant will work in close partnership with the ECHO budget holder and lead the SMART survey in Sokoto with the following specific objectives
  • The consultant will work in collaboration with the international Medical Corps- Nutrition Technical advisor, Nutrition Coordinator, logistic coordinator, program director and all necessary staff.

The consultant will carry out the following tasks:

  • Designing the survey protocol based on the information provided; including review of population statistics, calculating the sample size, selecting the survey clusters and developing an efficient work plan for the survey.
  • Developing comprehensive data collection tools in line with standard SMART guidelines.
  • Training the survey teams
  • Organize supervision of survey teams and daily data quality assurance
  • Supervising data entry and data cleaning and analysis using industry accepted software.
  • Prepare a draft survey report and present preliminary findings to International Medical Corps and key stakeholders
  • Prepare and submit a final survey database and report based on feedback received on the draft report and during the presentation including recommendations.
  • The applicant shall submit copies of previous SMART survey reports
  • The applicant shall submit copies of a financial proposal which should include: a work plan along with detailed CV in a single folder.
  • CV must contain the experience of similar work, computer skills especially competency in Microsoft excel, Microsoft access, Microsoft power point and analytical software relevant to SMART methodology.
  • The financial proposal should be inclusive covering professional fees, travel expenses, and other related costs and should include name of bidder and contact details.
  • Costs should be quoted in USD and will remain valid up to 30 days from the day of proposal submission

Expected Deliverables and Objectives

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • To determine prevalence of acute malnutrition and chronic malnutrition among children 6-59 months to generate LGA level estimate of acute malnutrition for Sokoto in Nigeria.
  • To assess retrospective morbidity among children under 5 in Sokoto.
  • To assess retrospective mortality (Crude Mortality and U5 Mortality rates) over 3 months recall period among populations in Sokoto
  • To assess other contextual factors contributing to malnutrition such as Food Security and WASH
  • To assess the coverage of measles vaccine
  • To establish recommendations on actions to address identified gaps to support planning, advocacy, decision making and monitoring.
  • To determine prevalence of acute malnutrition and chronic malnutrition among children 6-59 months to generate LGA level estimate of acute malnutrition for Sokoto in Nigeria.
  • To assess retrospective morbidity among children under 5 in Sokoto.
  • To assess retrospective mortality (Crude Mortality and U5 Mortality rates) over 3 months recall period among populations in Sokoto
  • To assess other contextual factors contributing to malnutrition such as Food Security and WASH
  • To assess the coverage of measles vaccine
  • To establish recommendations on actions to address identified gaps to support planning, advocacy, decision making and monitoring.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. 
  • Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Requirements

  • A Master's Degree in Nutrition or relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in SMART methodology and conducted SMART surveys.
  • At least 3 year of international and national experience in nutrition responses, including experience in CMAM and IYCF.
  • Proficiency in data analysis packages specifically ENA for SMART; EPI/INFO, SPSS or other package relevant to the task.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Familiar with North Nigerian context is an asset
  • 7-10 yrs of project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency / development programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Significant experience in development programs, mainly in the health field (Health policy, health reforms)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID and other donors;
  • Minimum financial management including preparing and managing budgets, banking activities, contracts and negotiations
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing, presentation and program development skills;
  • Extensive fundraising and representational experience
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Advanced degree in public health preferred, will consider candidates with applicable field experience
  • Experience applying for and in managing grants
  • Must have experience in effectively and successfully leading a country team in complex emergency and humanitarian settings
  • Proven capabilities in leadership, strategic planning, programme development and management including: M&E; organisational management, particularly human resources and financial management; and partnership building and resource mobilization.
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