Kenya: Short-term recruitment and management support

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Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

Terms of Reference (ToRs)

Nutrition International is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.


Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project led by the United Kingdom’s UKaid which seeks to improve the capacity of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance (TA) to help national SUN Focal Points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, and to the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS); tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Nutrition International works with 20 countries who have joined the SUN Movement to articulate priority TA needs, develop relevant Terms of Reference (ToRs), recruit and manage quality TA providers to best meet countries needs. Given an increased demand for TA, Nutrition International is seeking temporary services from a nutrition professional with recruitment and programming experience to support an anticipated increased volume of TA support in early 2018.


The successful consultant will be expected to provide high quality support to the Nutrition International TAN team, with programmatic and technical activities, recruitment, contracting and other administrative duties which are required to support contracting of new TAs. Specifically, key tasks are listed below:

Programmatic/technical (related to leading and supporting ToR development)

· Collect relevant literature and background information that will support improved articulation of TA needs

· Work together with TAN team to unpack specific objectives and outputs for each TA

· Map specific TA milestones and deliverables

· Facilitate development of initial draft ToRs in line with TAN ToR template

· Support TAN team to respond to feedback on draft ToRs from the SUN FP and country stakeholders


· Develop applications review and interview assessment criteria for specific ToRss

· Conduct technical and HR assessment of applications (technical proposals, financial proposal and CVs) in line with the criteria and recommend shortlisted candidates

· Develop interview questions and guides

· Support setting interviews and participate in interviews as needed

· Compile interview report for review, with recommendations for review and approval by the TAN Manager

Contracting and other administrative duties

· Support development of TA budgets

· Support mapping of deliverables across the TA lifespan to support management and quality assurance

· Support drafting of necessary contract attachments outlining specific deliverables and timelines

Scope of Work

Applicants are requested to present specific relevant experience to complete objectives, along with proposed daily or monthly fee rate as part of their submission.

Duty Station/Location

The Consultant will work from the Nutrition International Africa Regional office (Nairobi, Kenya) for the duration of this assignment, and will liaise regularly with TAN staff based in Nairobi and other Nutrition International offices.


This 4-month consultancy is expected to start in February 2018 and be completed in May 2018, (exact timelines to be determined in consultation with Nutrition International).

Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

a. The Consultant will report to Nutrition Internationa TAN Africa Manager, based in Nairobi.

  1. Specific financial and administrative accountabilities are to the Nutritional International for all the deliverables of the assignment. Payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.
  2. Nutrition International will provide technical input into the assignment and is responsible for assuring the quality of the work being delivered by the Consultant.

Profile/qualifications of consultant

An experienced nutrition programming professional with general management experience (recruitment, contracting, etc.) will be required to complete all aspects of this consultancy.

The consultant is expected to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in nutrition programming
  • Post-graduate qualifications in one of the following fields: Project Management, Social Sciences, Public Health, Nutrition, International Development or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of development sector including consultancy work with the Government and development partners
  • Experience in senior search and selection assignments, with the ability to attract candidates globally
  • Specific experience in developing national strategies or plans and experience in multi-sectoral engagement and partnerships in the area of nutrition, food security and/economics would be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent pproficiency in English (written and spoken, with capacity to write documents and reports)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines

How to apply:

Application Process

Interested consultants are invited to submit the following by email to: before December 29th, 2017. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

· Brief, up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) which clearly link areas of expertise to needed profile.

· Financial proposal: Propsed daily or monthly fee rate, and any other expenses required to fulfill the terms of the consultancy (meetings, travel, materials, etc.).

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