Chief Consultant

Helen Keller International is an International non-profit organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1989 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller International, CARE, FHI 360, Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access (DBIEA), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) together are implementing USAID funded Suaahara II Program in 42 districts. Applications are invited from interested, committed, dynamic team players and experienced Nepali nationals for the following position:
Helen Keller International is an International non-profit organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1989 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller International, CARE, FHI 360, Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access (DBIEA), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) together are implementing …

Chief Consultant

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Consultancy – Development of Operational Plan of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 to the Nepal context

Position: Chief Consultant
Duration: 3 Months

I. Purpose of Consultancy  

The key purpose of this technical assistance (TA) is (i) to support the NPC/NNFSS to develop a costed Operational Plan to adapt and implement SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 to the Nepal context with ensuring governance of the SUN Movement with country leadership and more clearly aligned with country priorities  and (ii) estimate the cost and prepare investment plan to implement SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 in the federal context. 

To achieve these objectives, Joint Secretary/ Division Chief of Good Governance and Social Development Division of NPC and SUN Government Focal Point will lead all aspects of this consultancy and will manage the consultant (s). Hon'ble Member looking after Health and Nutrition and Chair of Nutrition and Food Security Coordination Committee will provide strategic guidance  to the consultant. The consultant will work in close coordination with Program Director and Planning Officers of Health, Women, Children and Senior Citizen Section, NPC including MSNP Coordinator and the team of NNFSS. The consultant will share work progress with NPC in weekly basis and the NPC/NNFSS team will provide necessary guidance and inputs for further work. The consultant will have following key responsibilities.

The Consultant will spend approximately 90 calendar days (Three Months) to provide technical assistance. The consultant will be selected in coordination with NPC. The consultant will work with NPC, National Nutrition and Food Security Secretariat (NNFSS), and relevant stakeholders to agree on a study method, stakeholders to engage, and site selection as well as finalization operationalization plan. The consultant will do detailed review of MSNP-II, 15th five-year plan, SUN Movement Strategy 3.0, the Kathmandu Declaration 2019 agreed during global SUN-GG, and Nepal SDG related materials and nutrition and food system related sectoral plan and policies.

II. The Consultant will have following key responsibilities.

  • Ensure effective coordination and logistics as needed, such as scheduling appointments with stakeholders and key informants and coordinating with consortium members and partners.
  • Review all background documents, reports, data, and other program materials, including those provided by NPC/NNFSS. Support to NPC/NNFSS to prepare Operationalization Plan for Nepal for the implementation of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 in federal context. 
  • Develop assessment plan, including sharing successes and challenges and recommending changes. 
  • Coordinate and support to NPC/NNFSS to organize validation workshops at national and provincial levels. Develop draft operational plan for implementing SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 in Nepal.
  • Estimate the cost to implement National Operation Plan for SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 and develop investment plan as well. 
  • Incorporation of timely, consolidated feedback from NPC and key stakeholders to finalize operation plan document.
  • Compile inputs, suggestions, and comments received during the validation workshop, prepare a draft report for NPC, address any additional suggestions and inputs from the NPC and other reviewers, and support the NPC to finalize the Nepal specific operation plan to implement SUN Movement Strategy 3.0  in country’s context.
  • Finalize the SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 (2021-2025) operationalization plan for Nepal in line with MSNP- II and support to NPC/NNFSS to organize a federal-level meeting for sharing the final report with stakeholders.  

III. Educational qualifications and experiences: 

At least a master’s or Doctoral degree in Nutrition, Public Health or similar field; at least 7 years of national and international experience in the field of public health, working on programs of similar scope and complexity or equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated expertise in nutrition and multi-sector approaches, including work within Government health systems, other relevant technical areas: public health, Water/sanitation/hygiene, agriculture/household food production, nutrition governance, behavior change communications, capacity building, applied monitoring, evaluation, and research; demonstrated success in delivering technical assistance, working in collaboration with governments and partner organizations; excellent written and speaking in Nepali and English skills; strong interpersonal skills.

Position: Consultant
Duration: 3 Months 

I. Purpose of Consultancy  

The key purpose of this consultancy is (i) to support the Chief Consultant to develop a costed Operational Plan to adapt and implement SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 to the Nepal context with ensuing governance of the SUN Movement with country leadership and more clearly aligned with country priorities and (ii) support to estimate the cost and prepare investment plan to implement the operationalization plan of  SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 in the federal context. 

To achieve these objectives, Joint Secretary/ Division Chief of Good Governance and Social Development Division of National Planning Commission (NPC) and SUN Government Focal Point will lead all aspects of this consultancy and will manage the consultant. Honorable Member looking after Health and Nutrition and Chair of Nutrition and Food Security Coordination Committee will provide strategic guideline to the consultant. The consultant will work with Chief Consultant in close coordination with Program Director and Planning Officers of Health, Women, Children and Senior Citizen Section, NPC including MSNP Coordinator and the team of National Nutrition and Food Security Secretariat (NNFSS).

The consultant will work for three months (Full Time) to assist Chief Consultant in development of Operational Plan of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 in the Nepal context.  The consultant will be selected in coordination with NPC. NPC/NNFSS team will support the consultant to collect data and documents for review existing evidence and literature relevant to develop Operational Plan of  SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 aligning with  MSNP , the Kathmandu Declaration 2019 during global SUN-Global Gathering (GG), 15th five-year plan, sectorial plan and policies related to nutrition and food system and solicit feedback from federal and provincial government and other stakeholders on MSNP -II implementation, adjustments to be made, and opportunities for improvement.

II. The Consultant will have following key responsibilities.

  • Support to collect and compile national plans, strategies and reports, relevant data, literature, and evidence from the nutrition and food system related program and other qualitative and quantitative data and findings from surveys and research.
  • Support for preliminary review of MSNP-II, SUN Movement Strategy 3.0, the Kathmandu Declaration 2019 agreed during global SUN-GG, 15th five-year plan, SDG related materials and sectoral plan and policies related to nutrition and food system.
  • Coordinate with NPC/NNFSS to manage appointments with relevant stakeholders, organize meetings and data collection and documentation in relation to develop a costed Operational Plan to adapt and implement SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 to the Nepal context.
  • Support to NPC/NNFSS for necessary correspondence for sharing preliminary draft of Operational Plan of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 and taking inputs and feedback of NPC/NNFSS, MSNP sectoral ministries and departments and development partners including National Nutrition and Food Security Coordination Committee (NNFSCC). 
  • Support NPC/NNFSS team to organize validation workshops at federal and provincial level for MSNP sectoral ministries, departments, and stakeholders to validate the reliability of evaluation findings and interpretations. 
  • Support to NPC/NNFSS in preparation of invitation letter, agenda and presentation for meetings and validation workshops organize regarding development and sharing of Operational Plan of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 at province and federal level and preparing meetings notes.
  • Timely consolidate and incorporation of feedback on Operational Plan of SUN Movement Strategy 3.0 from NPC/NNFSS, MSNP sectoral ministries and departments and development partners, NNFSCC including the validation workshops.

III. Educational qualifications and experiences:  

Master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or similar field; at least 3 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years working experience in field of public health; management of programs of similar scope and complexity or equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated expertise in nutrition and multi-sector approaches, including work within Government health systems, other relevant technical areas: public health, water/sanitation/hygiene, agriculture/household food production, behavior change communications, capacity building, applied monitoring, evaluation, and research; demonstrated success in delivering technical assistance, working in collaboration with governments and partner organizations; excellent written and speaking in Nepali and English skills; other local languages an advantage; strong interpersonal skills and working experience in MSNP framework is an asset.

Applying Procedure

To apply, submit a motivation letter and a recently updated CV to [email protected] by COB July 28, 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the assessment process. HKI reserves the right to close the application before the deadline.

Helen Keller International promotes workforce diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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