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Recruiting: Short term TA consultancy to support nutrition financial tracking, accountability and resource mobilization framework in Malawi

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MWI-02 - Short Term TA to Develop Nutrition Financial Tracking, Accountability and Resource Mobilization Framework Aligned to The 2018-2021 Malawi National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategic Plan

Overall objective
The overall objective of the technical assistance is to provide short term support to the DNHA to develop a sustainable nutrition financial tracking, accountability and resource mobilization framework aligned to the 2018-2021 National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategic Plan.

Specific objectives
The specific objectives of the technical assistance are as follows:
1. To review of existing nutrition finance tracking frameworks, literature on best practices on nutrition financing at the global level and nutrition policies and plans;
2. To develop a nutrition financial tracking, accountability and resource mobilization framework aligned to the 2018-2021 National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategic Plan; and
3. To sensitize stakeholders at the national and district level on the nutrition finance tracking, accountability and resource mobilization frame work and their roles/expectations in ensuring successful financing of multi-sector interventions.

Duty Station/Location
The Lead Consultant and team will be based at the DNHA for activities that require physical presence e.g. stakeholder consultations and workshops. The consultant will also be expected to travel to the districts. All travels required under this consultancy will be provided for by Nutrition International.

Timeline
This TA support would be for a period of 4 months, from June 2018 to October 2018. Specific Level of Effort (LoE) will be agreed upon in consultation with NI and DNHA.

Profile/qualifications of consultant
It is expected that a firm or team of consultants may be required to assemble the assortment of expertise required to complete all aspects of this TA i.e. finance, economics and policy, planning, M&E and capacity building. The Lead Consultant is responsible for work completed by all team members.

Lead Consultant
• Post-graduate or doctoral-level qualifications the following fields; Finance, Planning, Economics, Public Health and Applied Sciences or related areas.
• A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the field of development sector including consultancy work with the Government and development partners in nutrition, health, food security or related fields.
• Excellent knowledge of Malawi health, food security and nutrition landscape and programmes.
• Specific experience in costing, budgeting, tracking expenditures and resource mobilization and multi-sectoral engagement in the both in nutrition related areas.
• Experience of providing strategic policy advice to national and sub-national governments.
• Experience in program design and M&E in combination with specialized experience in food security, health or nutrition will be added advantage
• Experience in working with multi-stakeholder platforms and processes, or other complex collaboration platforms across sectors, including health, water, education and agriculture
• Experience in coordinating and managing a team of subject matter experts.
• Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines.

Other Consultants
• At least 8-10 years of experience in planning, design, M&E, costing and tracking of nutrition, food security, health and other related programs
• Excellent knowledge of Malawi food security and nutrition landscape and programmes.
• Experience in working with multi-stakeholder platforms and processes, or other complex collaboration and partner management platforms across sectors, including health and agriculture
• Experience in coordination and partnership management.
• Experience in building capacity of government and partner staff in areas of financial tracking and resource mobilization
• Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines
• Experience developing capacity building materials and processes, and delivering associated activities.

Language Skills
Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory


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

Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following by email to TechnicalAssistance@nutritionintl.org before Close of Business [14th May 2018] EST (Ottawa, Canada).

• Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CVs) for all consultants.
• Technical proposal: not exceeding five (5) pages, describing the consultant’s understanding of the task, proposed methodology, responsibilities of key stakeholders and detailed work plan that breaks down activities and deliverables with associated timelines. Applicants are requested to indicate the Level of Effort (LoE) for each person.
• Financial proposal: including daily fee rate, costed TA activities e.g. workshops including suggested number of trips/days in-country and any other expenses required to fulfill the terms of the consultancy (meetings, materials, etc.)

Please visit https://www.nutritionintl.org/what-we-do/nteam/tan-project/#consulting for the complete ToR.

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