International Livestock Research Institute ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication , Home based, with possible travel to Kenya Jobs in Kenya

International Livestock Research Institute ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication , Home based, with possible travel to Kenya Jobs in Kenya


Job Details

  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to finalise data analysis, a report and draft a journal article.

  • This is a mixed methods research to inform the development of a contextualized, gender-responsive and evidence-based Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy.

  • Data have all been collected and preliminary analysis conducted ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock.

  • It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

    Background

  • The SBCC component of MoreMilk focuses in approaches in dairy development projects to improve nutrition of dairy farming households, building up on two initiatives, in rural Kenya and in rural Tanzania.

    Specific research questions of this project are

    • What are the barriers and facilitators to optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?

    • What elements should a behavior change communication strategy have to effectively improve optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?

    • Which other aspects need to be considered in the implementation and evaluation of a behavior change program in these settings to ensure success in improving nutrition through dairy programs?

    • What domains of women's empowerment and how do these factors affect the nutritional status of women themselves and their children? .

    Scope of Work

    The consultancy will comprise of the following activities:

    • Finalise data analysis, including doer/non-doer interviews

    • Use the information obtained to draft a strategy evaluation plan, by reviewing the
    project's Theory of change, including gender, nutrition SBCC and hygiene components, in line with the nutrition-sensitive theoretical models

    • Finalisation of the report for Kenya, including recommendations for programming and policy, and potential for innovative materials (this report is at an advanced state) cation with the key results, comparing the findings from both countries (Kenya and Tanzania).

    • Liaise with project team members
    Final Products

    • Report on analysis of the doer/ no doers data

    • Strategy evaluation plan

    • Final report for Kenya, based on current draft and new sections

    • Draft a research publication on Kenya and Tanzania results

    Essential skills and qualifications

    • Master's degree in human nutrition or related area

    • Background and experience in human nutrition or in a related discipline, but with relevant and extensive experience in human nutrition, particularly good knowledge of nutrition-sensitive principles in East Africa

    • Experience in research, particularly robust knowledge and proven experience in qualitative research, as well as some understanding of quantitative research

    • Previous experience in writing reports and scientific papers

    • Good knowledge of gender considerations

    • Good communication skills

    • Strong analysis and writing skills.

    • Experience with nutrition SBCC strategies

    • Some knowledge in the Cost of Diet analysis

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Livestock Research Institute ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication , Home based, with possible travel to Kenya Jobs in Kenya

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