Helen Keller International

Consultant: Situation analysis of commercially produced CBCF for 36-59 mon…

Helen Keller International

Consultant: Situation analysis of commercially pr…

Helen Keller Intl. is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1988 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller Intl. in the leadership of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is supporting to execute the commercially produced Cereal Based Complementary Food (CBCF) standard through the capacity building of Food Inspectors which aims to monitor the quality of commercially produced complementary foods in the market. We request applications from qualified individuals for short-term assignments as mentioned below:
Helen Keller Intl. is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1988 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller Intl. in the leadership of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is supporting to execute the commercially produced Cereal Based Complementary Food (CBCF) standard through the capacity …

Consultant: Situation analysis of commercially produced CBCF for 36-59 months of children

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Project Overview

Helen Keller International is a global organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty. Helen Keller International in Nepal is currently implementing the Transforming Lives project from July 2023 to June 2024. The project focuses on improving the health and nutritional status of 2000 days period of women and children in 16 municipalities of Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi-West, and Rupandehi districts of Lumbini Province. The project intervenes in the areas of Exclusive Breastfeeding, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM). 

Summary of Job Purpose: 

The consultant will undertake the following tasks:

The implementation of standardized CBCF interventions within the framework of Nepal’s Transforming Lives Phase II project represents a critical step towards reducing child malnutrition and improving overall health outcomes. The project is planning to conduct situation analysis to explore the different types of complementary foods being produced and being used for the children of 36-59 months. Additionally, this landscape report will guide us to identify the needs of CBCF standard for the age group of 36-59 months of children. 

Summary of the key tasks to be performed:

  • Desk review of various countries national and international complementary food standards, guidelines, and resolutions on similar standards.
  • Coordinate with DFTQC, FWD and Helen Keller Intl in analyzing the existing situation of complementary foods.
  • Conduct field visits to observe the production, distribution, and utilization of commercially produced complementary foods for 36-59 months of children.
  • Draft PPT and Brief for commercially produced CBCF standard development process.
  • Prepare final situational report and share with DFTQC, FWD and Helen Keller Intl for feedback.

Educational qualifications:

  • Master’s in Food Technology, Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
  • Sound knowledge of Food regulatory system preferably Food Act, Codex Standards and WHA resolutions.
  • Previous experience as consultant supporting national authorities (e.g. DFTQC) in national food standard, safety, or nutrition programs.
  • Previous experience in the sector of Food Safety, Food Security and Nutrition for at least 10 years.
  • Strong coordination skills and report writing skills.

Languages required: 

  • Expert knowledge of English and Nepali

Tentative duration: 

  • The consultancy is anticipated to be completed within a timeframe of 30 days.

Note: For detailed TOR, Send an email to [email protected] no later than May 15, 2024

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