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Nutrition International Review of the National Micronutrient Policy Guidelines Jobs in Tanzania


Background and Rationale for In-depth Review of National Micronutrient Guidelines in Tanzania

  • Micronutrient malnutrition is a major impediment to socio-economic development and contributes to a vicious circle of underdevelopment, to the detriment of already underprivileged groups.
  • It has long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity.
  • Micronutrient malnutrition leads to high social and public costs, reduced work capacity in populations due to high rates of illness and disability. Micronutrient malnutrition is still one of the problems of public health significance in Tanzania.
  • The major documented micronutrient malnutrition problems include vitamin A deficiency (VAD), iron anaemia deficiency (IDA), and iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).
  • According to the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey data, about 33% of children under the age of five years and about 37% of women of child bearing age suffer from vitamin A deficiency.
  • The Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey report of 2015-16 shows that anaemia affects 58% of children under the age of five years and about 45% of women of child bearing age.

    Expected Deliverables:

  • Desk Review of current guidelines of micronutrients nationally and globally
  • Outline of first draft of the micronutrient guideline for Tanzania
  • Convene a meeting with micronutrient working group;
  • provide minutes/key recommendations
  • First draft of Guideline for micronutrients in Tanzania
    Minutes and key recommendations from workshop to review the draft
  • Final draft of micronutrient guideline, with highlighted changes based on the stakeholder meeting and any other follow up meetings

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be submitted via email to:

    Tanzania@NUTRITIONINTL.ORG

    cc. llucas@nutritionintl.org

    Closing date: 01 Aug 2017




    Nutrition International Develop National Guidelines on Bio-fortification Jobs in Tanzania

    Background and Rational for Developing National Guidelines on Bio-fortification in Tanzania

  • Micronutrient malnutrition is a major impediment to socio-economic development and contributes to a vicious circle of underdevelopment, to the detriment of already underprivileged groups. It has long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity.
  • Micronutrient malnutrition leads to high social and public costs, reduced work capacity in populations due to high rates of illness and disability.
  • Micronutrient malnutrition is still one of the problems of public health significance in Tanzania.
  • The major documented micronutrient malnutrition problems include vitamin A deficiency (VAD), iron anaemia deficiency (IDA), and iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).
  • According to the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey data, around 33% of children under the age of five years and about 37% of women of child bearing age suffer from vitamin A deficiency. The Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey report of 2015-16 show that anaemia affects 58% of the children aged less than five years and about 45% of women of child bearing.
  • The above prevalence rates are indicative of a severe public health problems.

    Expected Deliverables

  • Taking a consultative, participatory approach the Consultant will undertake relevant tasks to produce the following deliverables:

  • Desk Review of information and guidelines on bio-fortification
  • Outline of first draft of the micronutrient guideline for Tanzania
  • Convene a meeting with the micronutrient working group;
  • provide minutes and key recommendations
    First draft of Guideline for micronutrients in Tanzania
  • Minutes and key recommendations
    from workshop with key technical stakeholders to review the draft
  • Final draft of bio-fortification guidelines plus summary brief and powerpoint presentation
    Consultancy Team Profile and Collaborating Institutions.
  • For the purpose of this assignment, the indepth review of guidelines should be hosted by a nutrition, health or agriculture institution/consultant and is expected to work in close collaboration with TFNC and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
  • At a minimum, the institution/consultant should have substantial experience in agriculture and nutrition programming or public health and in producing guidelines and/or manuals on bio-fortification.
  • At least one team member or the consultant should be a food scientist/crop scientist who He/she will hold a masters degree in the area of crop production with experience in bio-fortification, or a nutritionist with wide experience in using bio-fortified food crops.

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be submitted via email to:

    Tanzania@NUTRITIONINTL.ORG

    cc. llucas@nutritionintl.org

    Closing date: 01 Aug 2017




    Nutrition International Supply Chain Assessment for Maternal and Child Nutrition Commodities Jobs in Tanzania

    About Nutrition International and Enrich Project

  • Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children.
  • NI is part of a consortium of NGOs implementing the Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) project.
  • The ENRICH project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and World Vision Canada targeting five countries in Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar).
  • The consortium is led by World Vision and includes Harvest Plus, the University of Toronto, and Canadian Society for International Health.
  • The project will be implemented over a four-year period, concluding in 2020.

    Overall Objectives

  • To assess the key components of the supply chain (procurement, local and import), with the aim of understanding the barriers and facilitating factors in the availability of iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements for pregnant women, Vitamin A supplements, Micronutrient Powders (MNP), zinc/ORS in selected 5 districts from 2 regions.
  • To inform formulation of innovative solutions to the supply chain challenges for the selected commodities with the aim of ensuring uninterrupted and sustained availability of commodities of the appropriate quality and in the adequate quantity to the various levels of the health system and accessed by the various levels of health workers for provision to the various population groups.

    Deliverables

  • A desk review report.
  • Detailed research protocol including data collection tools, timelines, outputs and budget.
  • Validation workshop with key stakeholders.
  • Develop modified training packages

    Consultancy Team Profile

  • For the purpose of this assignment, the consultant or consultancy firm should have the following:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in supply chain system design and/or evaluation
  • Proven experience in health systems strengthening in Tanzania is preferred
  • Proven experience in writing public policy papers
  • Advanced training in supply chain management or public health
  • A master’s degree and training in pharmacy is desirable
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholder projects, including public-private partnerships is an added advantage
  • Experience in database development/ programming is an added advantage

    How to Apply:

    Proposals should be submitted via email to:

    Email: Tanzania@micronutrient.org

    cc. llucas@nutritionintl.org

    Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

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