Catholic Relief Services Consultant Cost of Diet Assessment Jobs in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services Consultant Cost of Diet Assessment Jobs in Ethiopia

Location: Nine Woreda’s of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia (Name of Woreda’s: Zeway Dugda, Doddota, Sire, Arsi Negelle, Heben Arsi, Shala, Siraro , Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha, and Boset)
Request for Expression of Interest - EOI

Subject:

  • Cost of Diet Assessment

    Reference No.:
  • Purpose: Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia (CRS) seeks EOIs to shortlist potential consultants before requesting detailed bids for Cost of Diet assessment

    Program background:
  • CRS Ethiopia’s Feed the Future Livelihoods for Resilience - Oromia (FtF-LRO) is a five-year USAID funded activity started February 01, 2017.
  • The Activity aims to contribute for improvement of PSNP households’ economic and livelihoods well-being, through on-farm, off-farm and employment strategies.
  • The Activity is implemented by CRS and its implementing partner, Meki Catholic Secretariat (MCS), in nine woredas found in oromia region - Zeway Dugda, Doddota, Sire, Arsi Negelle, Heben Arsi, Shala, Siraro , Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha, and Boset woredas.
  • Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) is cross-cutting component of the FtF-LRO, aimed at improving the nutrition status of households with primary focus on women and children in the project intervention areas.
  • Among the nutrition sensitive activities that are being implemented is training households on how to plan and budget for nutritious foods to meet the required nutrients and energy; where households cannot meet their nutrient and energy requirement from the food they produce.
  • The Activity targets households with chronic food insecurity due to unavailability or un-affordability of nutritious foods.
  • The Activity has planned to conduct the Cost of Diet assessment in its nine operational woredas, to document evidence to inform the development of training curriculum and behavior change strategies and tools to train Activity participants on planning and budgeting for nutritious meals for households.

    Eligibility
  • CRS is seeking EOI from a consultant that has the following competencies:
  • An advanced university degree in Public Health, International/Global Health, nutrition disciplines or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training experience in nutrition and food security related surveys/ specifically on Cost of Diet assessment
  • Demonstrable capacity and research experience of at least 8 years in surveys/assessment in the field of nutrition and food security;
  • Experience in conducting The Cost of Diet assessment and analysis in Ethiopia or similar setting is required;
  • Proficiency in the using Cost of Diet software to run data analysis;
  • Experience in conducting training to the survey team;
  • Significant experience in statistical analysis of health and nutrition data reporting;
  • Experience in developing comprehensive report on nutrition research and study especially dietary analysis reports.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Oromifa would be an asset.
  • Understanding of the causes of malnutrition in Ethiopia desirable.

    How to Apply
  • Send your applications to ET_Job_Applications@global.crs.org
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 14th January 2019

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