SMART Nutrition Survey Consultant at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI has been present in Nigeria since April 2016. The NGO is willing to cover the needs of crisis affected people in Borno State through a comprehensive integrated approach, targeting the people’s affected by the crisis with means of subsistence (Food Security & Livelihood), the access to the basic services (Primary Health Care, Nutrition) and the living conditions (Shelter, NFI, WASH, etc.).We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: SMART Nutrition Survey ConsultantLocation: Maiduguri, Borno StateProject Name :Healthcare Provision for Crisis Affected Population in Maiduguri, NigeriaShort Assignment: Conduct SMART Nutrition SurveyReporting to: Medical Coordinator,  field coordinator, deputy HoM to program, FSL coordinatorWork with: Nutritionist, Primary Health Care PM, Mobile Health Clinics Manager.Duration: 29 days.Start Date: 2nd October, 2017.End date: 30th October, 2017.BackgroundPUI has been in Nigeria since April 2016 when it came in to respond to Boko Haram insurgency related emergency. Initial PUI’s interventions in Nigeria were in Food Security and Livelihood sector but in order to meet other identified humanitarian needs on the ground, PUI started a Health project in Bolori 2 ward of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) local government area of Borno state.The Health project has two main components: support the state Ministry of Heath operationalize the Herwa Peace Estate Primary Health Care Center (PHCC), and establish three mobile health Clinics (MHCs) in the PHCC’s catchment population of Bolori 2 ward. Nutrition services (Essential Nutrition Package) are an integral part of the Primary Health Care services provided both by the PHCC and MHCs.Terms of Reference PUI’s Nutrition package is integrated into the Primary Health Care services offered in the PHCC and MHCs in Bolori 2 ward.Currently, the main components of nutrition services include outpatient therapeutic feeding program (OTP) component of community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), promotion of infant and young child nutrition (IYCN) education, micro-nutrient supplementation, deworming, and iron supplementation/promotion of iron dense foods.The project targets to achieve a 70% coverage on all the above mentioned services.One of the project’s key activities is to conduct a nutrition survey/ assessment in project area in order to monitor /determine the general nutritional status among the under-five children, boys and girls, pregnant and lactating mothers.Purpose of the Terms of ReferenceThe purpose of this scope of work is to support the procurement of the services of a SMART SURVEY consultant who would conduct an anthropometric and mortality SMART survey in PUI project area in Bolori 2 ward of MMC Local Government area of Borno state, Nigeria.The consultant will plan for and implement the survey as well as submit both preliminary and final survey reports to PUI.Survey MethodologyThe consultant will prepare and conduct a nutrition survey in Bolori 2 ward in coordination with SMoH/SPHCDA.He/she will develop and design survey tools using SMART Methodology i.e. sampling procedure, sample size for anthropometric data, selection of households and children, training and supervision of teams during data collection.Generally he/she will assume overall responsibility of carrying out the survey.Specific Objectives of the ConsultancyEstimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition (Global and severe) amongst children aged 6-59 months.Estimate the prevalence of malnutrition in pregnant and lactating women aged 15 – 49 yearsTo retrospectively estimate both Crude and Under 5 mortality rates.Determine some of the contributing factors of malnutrition in the survey area.Estimate measles vaccination coverage and Vitamin A supplementation proportion.Assess Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices among children age 0 – 23 months.Scope of WorkUsing the SMART methodology, the consultant, together with the PUI Nutritionist will determine a sample size for anthropometric and retrospective mortality survey based on the previous survey information.Train data collectors for the survey: Transfer skills in undertaking a SMART survey to PUI staff.Organize actual survey: Ensure accurate data collection at field level. Ensure adequate supervision and coordination of the survey teams in the field and collect relevant reference materials for report writingData processing and management; ensure accurate data entry and analyze data and compile a comprehensive nutrition/SMART survey report.Reporting:The preliminary assessment report will be send to the Nutrition cluster within 3 days of completion of data collection; the consultant will present preliminary findings of the survey to PUI, and PUI will, upon review, send it to the nutrition cluster for validation purpose.The consultant will lead in the presentation of the survey summary before the Nutrition sector members. The final report, incorporating all comments and inputs received, will be submitted to PUI within 5 days after validation of the preliminary report.Required DeliverablesThe consultant is expected to provide:Final nutrition survey Methodology (agreed following consultant selection).Power point presentation of preliminary findings.A preliminary and final nutrition survey report.An Itemized price quotation for consultancy fee (Exclusive of international and domestic travel expenses which will be provided separately by PUI)Time Frame and Work ScheduleThe duration of the survey will be 29 days. The start date will be the date indicated in the Contract. See here bellow the survey schedule;Travel days: 2 daysPreparation of survey protocols, developing tools and collection of secondary data: 5 daysTraining and pre-testing of PUI staff and Survey enumerators: 4 daysData collection and entry: 10 daysAnalysis and Submission of Preliminary Report:3 daysSubmit final Report: 5 daysTotal: 29 daysGeneral Condidtions of the ConsultancyPUI will provide accommodation for the consultant in team guest housesMeals and other incidentals will be responsibility of the consultant (s)The consultant will conduct his/her work using his/her own computer equipment.Other miscellaneous costs directly related to the task that can include photocopying of questionnaires, etc. shall be covered by PUI. Any cost needs to have prior approval from PUI.The movement of the consultant and team to and from the field will be facilitated by PUI.PUI will provide survey enumerators, translators as may be required.The cost related to travel from/ to Field of the survey teams will be covered by PUI.Payments will be paid in two installments; First installment 30% and the remaining 70% as the final installment, first installment will be paid after completion and validation of the survey methodology and final installment will be paid after production of acceptable deliverables as outlined in this TOR.

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