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									             United Nations World Food Programme – Bangladesh

          In-Country Nutrition Mapping and formulation of Nutrition
                            Improvement Strategy

                          Terms of Reference for Team Leader
                                  May – October 2010 (6 months)



DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Overall objective
Develop a nutrition improvement strategy that focuses on increasing access to nutritious foods which will
enable WFP as well as other stakeholders to move forward towards improved nutrition and food security
for the population of Bangladesh.
Key elements of the expected outputs:
a. A comprehensive inventory of the nutritional status of the most vulnerable populations in the country
   and mapping of stakeholder’s nutrition interventions (public and private sector), policies, strategies,
   programs, resources etc through review of documents, discussions with stakeholders, site visits etc.;
b. A nutrition strategy paper is prepared and discussed in consultation with key stakeholders which
   identifies essential strategies and policies and steps to be taken (and by whom and when) to ensure
   nutrition security for Bangladesh’s most vulnerable population.

     All information will be kept, synthesized and analyzed in a database (MIS);

Project status to date
The nutrition strategy project has been structured into three phases to attain the above objective:
Phase 1 – Nutrition Situation Analysis
Phase 2 – Nutrition/Food security Programme Analysis
Phase 3 – Nutrition Improvement Strategy Formulation
The nutrition situation analysis (phase 1) has commenced in November 2009. Its outputs are expected to
be accomplished in May 2010. The consultant will capitalise on the results from phase 1 and lead all
activities under phases 2 and 3 of the project.


PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

1.       International Expert on Food Security & Nutrition
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme and in close collaboration with the Head of the
Nutrition Unit, the above consultant will lead and supervise a four member team comprising additionally of
a national food security and nutrition expert, a nutrition project assistant and an information & data base
assistant. His/her specific responsibilities including required qualification & competencies will be as
follows:

Major responsibilities
  Provide substantial technical and team leadership in conducting all required activities under this
    project;
  Guide the finalisation of the analysis of key nutrition stakeholders in Bangladesh and international
    and national nutrition and related policies and strategies (if required)
  Lead the analysis of nutrition and food security programs existing in the country through review of
    documents, discussions with stakeholders, site visits etc.;
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     Support the overall coordination of the activities stated under the ANNEX 1 ‘EXPECTED SERVICES’
      towards the end product;
     Undertake information analysis and synthesis;
     Propose a Nutrition Improvement Strategy for WFP Bangladesh in consultation with the key
      stakeholders which identifies essential strategies and steps to be taken (and by whom and when) to
      ensure nutrition security for the food and nutrition insecure populations in Bangladesh.

Education and Experiences
 At least a Masters Degree (higher/Ph.D will be preferable) in Nutrition (preferably in public health or
   community nutrition);
 Degree or training in public health or relevant field within the social sectors will be an added
   advantage;
 Expertise in the Field of Nutrition and Food Security, with at least 6 years of professional experience
   with in depths knowledge on the global and regional nutrition situation including policies and
   programmes;
 Experience with stakeholder consultations and strategy development;
 Sound experience in designing community based programme proposals/strategies.
 Solid experience in leading teams

Skills and Competencies
 Strong team leadership skills including ability to establish effective working relations with persons of
    different national and cultural backgrounds ; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and
    monitor own work plan and those relevant to the team members
 Resourcefulness, efficient in taking initiative, maturity of judgement, tact;
 Good analytical, organizing and planning skills;
 Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
 Ability to work independently;
 Knowledge of the region – experience in Bangladesh desirable

Languages
 Strong verbal and written communication in English; excellence in writing technical reports and
   leading discussions and meetings

LOCATION AND DURATION OF WORK

    The entire work will be carried out in Bangladesh, mainly in Dhaka; trips to outside Dhaka are
     required
    Assignment period : May – October 2010 (6 months)


REPORTING
         The consultant will be responsible to submit the final output to the WFP country office

         A draft of the final report and all reference documents/database build in MIS are to be submitted
          to the WFP-CO/BAN at latest 10 days before the last working day in Bangladesh.




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     ANNEX 1 : EXPECTED OVERALL SERVICES

1.        Assessment and analysis of the existing nutrition and food security programmes
          Analytical review of the relevant programs and their effectiveness as well as novel initiatives
          Review of past programmes, identify best practices, lessons learnt or gaps to the expected
`         outcomes or impacts
         Ensure that programs are reviewed against national strategies/policies/guidelines/plans of action
          so as to identify gaps between national objectives and actual programs outputs and impact.


2.        Reviewing research articles in the field of food security and nutrition interventions
         Review research based evidences on effectiveness of nutrition interventions and compile the
          outcomes on community nutrition, food production, processing and fortification
         Assess if (national and international) technical evidence is incorporated into national
          strategies/policies/guidelines/plans of action; this will inform future WFP advocacy activities as
          well as WFP programs
         Identify research gaps

3.        Identifying/suggesting the appropriate beneficiary groups and their needs
          Capitalize on the analysis done in phase 1 in order to determine the appropriate beneficiary
          groups and estimate their nutritional needs

4.        Suggesting key partners for WFP
         Based on the inventory of stakeholders done during phase 1 and the program review, identify key
          partners for WFP to achieve its nutrition objectives
         Suggest on how WFP best collaborates and integrates in Government programs and structures

5.        Formulation of proposed nutrition strategies
         Based on the results of the mapping of the nutritional situation in the country & resulting needs,
          the inventory of nutrition programs and policies, identified opportunities for collaboration
          (including with the public private sector) provide a framework for appropriate nutrition support
          strategies
         Suggest appropriate response options for WFP Bangladesh with short term and long term targets
          to be achieved in the field of food security and nutrition within a given timeline




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