JSI Research & Training Institute Inc.

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Tender Category : Consulting
Published Date : May 15, 2022
Deadline : May 25, 2022, 5 p.m.
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USAID Advancing Nutrition Technical Team

Scope of Work and Deliverables 
USAID Advancing Nutrition Technical Team
Date of Request: April 22, 2022
Purpose: The consultant will support the USAID Advancing Nutrition team to ground-truth key elements of its Guidance Package for Developing Digital Tracking and Decision Support (DTDS) Tools for GMP Services
Place of Performance: Nepal
Provider(s): TBD
Period of Performance: TBD
Activity Manager: TBD
Activity Code: 1.1.C
Activity Internal Project #: 37462.2203.0003 

SERVICES/SCOPE OF WORK: The Contractor shall use all reasonable efforts to perform the following services in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement:


USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. 

Anthropometric measurements, such as weight and height, have been used for decades to describe the overall health and nutritional status of children. Growth monitoring (GM) compares a child’s growth over time with reference curves) to identify growth faltering before it advances to the state of undernutrition. However, growth monitoring alone cannot improve children's growth or nutritional status. Recognizing this, in the mid‐1980s, the concept of growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) was introduced. GMP leverages GM as an opportunity for communication with caregivers and promotion of appropriate activities to prevent or address the identified growth problem. Versions of the GMP package of services have been integrated into routine child health visits, including but not limited to those provided as part of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). They have also been delivered during special sessions held monthly (or at some regular interval) at the community level.

Deliverables and Schedule

The Contractor is responsible for the timely submission of the following deliverables, as part of the SOW:

Del. No.Deliverable NameDeliverable DescriptionDue DateDeliverable Value*
1Completed spreadsheet for review of previously conducted interviews and observationsUSAID Advancing Nutrition will provide a spreadsheet of key questions relevant to this activity with columns for each interview and observation. The Consultant will extract data from 28 interviews that are relevant to this activity and add it to the spreadsheet.May 6, 20225 days LOE
2Comments and edits to the draft protocolUSAID Advancing Nutrition will draft a protocol of approximately 20 pages with input from the Consultant. The Consultant will then review the protocol and submit to USAID Advancing Nutrition a reviewed version with suggested edits (tracking changes).May 13, 20222 days LOE
3Materials and forms for submission to the local IRBThe Consultant will take the lead on preparing materials and forms for submission of the protocol to the local IRB. This may involve translating data collection tools (e.g., interview guides)May 27, 20225 days LOE
4Recordings and notes from ground-truthing activitiesThe consultant will undertake all additional ground-truthing activities (approximately 15 interviews), as outlined in the protocol, and submit recordings (if consent is granted) and verbatim notes from all such activities.August 5, 202213 days LOE
5Updated spreadsheet of findings from additional ground-truthing activitiesThe Consultant will extract data from interview notes that are relevant to this activity and add it to the spreadsheet.August 12, 20225 days LOE
6Draft report of findingsThe Consultant will summarize findings in a report of 5-6 pages, using the template/outline provided by USAID Advancing Nutrition.August 26, 20225 days LOE

Consultant Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, nutrition, or a relevant field
  • 10-15 years of work experience 
  • Knowledge of public health and nutrition, particularly infant, and young child nutrition and growth monitoring and promotion
  • Experience with qualitative data collection, particularly semi-structured interviews with individuals at all levels of the health system
  • Experience with developing requirements for digital solutions for health preferred
  • Experience developing research protocols and tools and with the local institutional review board (IRB)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (strong oral and written communication skills); ability to engage with key stakeholders; and ability to plan and exercise COVID-19 precautions.
  • Located in Nepal and have ability to travel locally within Nepal
  • Written and oral fluency in English
  • Written and oral fluency in Nepali

How to Apply - Please submit your Resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]. 

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