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Nutrition Survey Co-ordinator Sudan

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1 Feb 2016, 14:53


UNHCR is seeking an experienced nutrition consultant to conduct a Nutrition Survey following the UNHCR Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey Guidelines (SENS) for Refugee Populations in the White Nile South Sudanese refugee camps – Sudan.

The survey will be developed using the SMART methodology and UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) guidelines for refugee populations (Version 2, 2013). Anthropometric indicators will be generated using ENA or Epi/ENA software. Survey methodology should be reviewed by UNHCR regional or HQ nutritionists prior to data collection.

The Consultant will oversee the UNHCR SENS and produce updated Anthropometry, Health, Anaemia, IYCF, Food Security, WASH and mosquito net coverage indicators on the South Sudanese refugee population as per the following objectives:
Primary objectives
• To measure the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59.
• To measure the prevalence of stunting in children aged 6-59 months.
• To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months.
• To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months.
• To assess the two-week period prevalence of diarrhoea among children aged 6- 59 months.
• To measure the prevalence of anaemia in children aged 6-59 months and in women of reproductive age between 15-49 years (non-pregnant)
• To investigate IYCF practices among children aged 0-23 months
• To determine the coverage of ration cards and the duration the general food ration lasts for recipient households.
• To determine the extent to which negative coping strategies are used by households.
• To assess household dietary diversity.
• To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
• To determine the ownership of mosquito nets (all types and LLINs) in households.
• To determine the utilisation of mosquito nets (all types and LLINs) by the total population, children 0-59 months and pregnant wome.
• To determine the household coverage of indoor residual spraying.
• To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation in the White Nile refugee situation.
Secondary objectives
• To determine the coverage of selective feeding programme for children aged 6-59 months.
• To determine enrolment into Antenatal Care clinic and coverage of iron-folic acid supplementation in pregnant women.

• A final assessment report including recommendations on actions to address the situation is to be submitted at the end of the Consultancy. Results of standardisation tests, details of data cleaning and plausibility checks should be presented in the final report. The report must conform with the CRED survey completeness checklist ( ).
• Standardised tables as presented in the UNHCR SENS Guidelines for refugee populations (version 2, 2013, and should be used for presentation of the results.
• The findings and major recommendations are to be presented to partners at the mission level (oral presentation and PowerPoint slides).
• The final cleaned version of the data sets used to calculate the survey results is to be sent to the PH Section in UNHCR HQ and to UNHCR Country Office.

The consultant will report on regular basis to the UNHCR public health officer and senior nutrition officer in HQ, who will have the overall responsibility of the survey.

The consultancy will last approximately 3 months, starting from March 2016.

The successful candidate will:
• Have a university degree or the equivalent, with advanced education in nutrition, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies.
• Have significant experience in undertaking nutrition surveys (design and methodologies, staff recruitment and training, field supervision and data analysis/write up).
• Be familiar with the SMART survey methodology and ENA for SMART, Epi/ENA or Epi Info software.
• Be fluent in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.

Please send CVs to with the title "White Nile survey" by the 17th February 2016.

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