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Job Title: Consultant – Learning Workshop Lead Rapporteur
Location: Abuja

Every year in Nigeria one million children die before reaching their 5th birthday. This translates into the deaths of 2,740 children every day. Over a third of these deaths are linked to malnutrition. Statistics like this make Nigeria, along with six other countries, responsible for 50% of the global deaths of under-fives due to malnutrition. These death rates make it impossible for Nigeria, and Africa, to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 by the target date of 2015.
Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is funded by UK’s Department for International Development and implemented by UNICEF, Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Save the Children International (SCI), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the State Governments of Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara. The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States.
The WINNN programme aims to build the capacity of the state and LGAs to implement nutrition interventions as routine services through existing PHC structures and to use evidence-based advocacy to improve political commitment, to and government funding for nutrition interventions.
WINNN’s goal is to improve nutritional status of children under five in Northern Nigeria with an expected outcome of nutrition interventions been delivered through routine health services, funded by the Government of Nigeria.
The expected results of the project are:

  • Sustainability built into programme design such that States and LGAs owned nutrition programme activities with appropriate resources allocation.
  • Communities and CSOs sustain support to treatment and prevention of SAM
  • Improved GAM, SAM and child mortality rates
  • Improved appropriate knowledge, attitude, behaviour and practices towards nutrition, such as exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding, etc.

Scope of Work

  • WINNN will host a 4-day workshop in Lagos to capture the learning and best practices from the programme since inception in September 2011.
  • The lead rapporteur(s) for this workshop will take note on the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of each state presentation and questions surfaced during the sessions.
  • The rapporteur will also prepare a detailed final summary report to be presented to Save the Children.


  • Pre-Workshop: Become familiar with outline of the programme, read programme documents and attend the planning meeting
  • Attend the pre-event planning meeting with Facilitators to understand the plan or strategy they will use to run the sessions.
  • Prepare a summary report indicating name of the facilitators, speakers, title of session, Session reports, State Briefs, State Case studies, State level result chart, State Collaborative Outcome reports, State Compendium of Most significant change, main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Session.
  • Attend Debrief session post workshop and include findings in summary report

Consultancy Period with Key Milestones:

  • Understand agenda and strategy of workshop
  • WINNN Learning Writeshop
  • Finalization of Knowledge products from Workshop
  • Submission of workshop report and Knowledge products

Key Skills and Experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience in similar scope of work
  • Proven ability to capture and produce detailed and clearly presented report.
  • Good knowledge of northern Nigeria cultural context.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse global team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Great team player
  • High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English.
Job Title: Consultant – Maternal Nutrition and Complementary Feeding Cooking Demonstration Videos
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  • The nutritional status of women when becoming pregnant and during pregnancy can have significant influence on both fetal, infant and maternal health outcomes. Micronutrient deficiencies (Hidden Hunger) such as calcium, iron, vitamin A and iodine can lead to poor maternal health outcomes and pregnancy complications which put the mother and baby at risk. Poor maternal weight gain in pregnancy due to an inadequate diet, increases the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and birth defects.[1]
  • Nutrition education and counselling seek to improve nutrition practices before and during pregnancy to improve maternal nutrition and reduce the risk of poor health outcomes in both mothers and their children. Nutrition education and counselling focus on enhancing the quality of the diet, by educating women on which foods and what quantities they need to consume in order to achieve optimal dietary intake. This can also include counselling on the use of micronutrient supplements recommended during pregnancy, such as multiple micronutrient supplements containing iron and folic acid.

Specific Objectives include:

  • Objective 1: Support the production of Maternal Nutrition Food demonstration videos
  • Development of a video script based on the Maternal Nutrition Package for the food demonstration video recording
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of a step by step cooking process for video production which will include but not limited to the steps of process preparation of the recipes combining important WASH elements

Objective 2 – Review and standardization of complimentary feeding manuals for children 6-24 months to include cost of diet

  • Submit an workplan in line with the 2 objectives above
  • Development of script for the video production of the recipes and a Step by Step manual for the presenter
  • Support the DNPM- WINNN in providing technical back-stop for the production of Maternal Food demonstration videos

Consultancy Deliverables:

  • Please refer to Annex 1 for full breakdown of consultancy tasks and deliverables
  • Approved work plan submitted within 3 day of signed contract
  • Maternal Nutrition Package: Script for Maternal Food demonstrations video production & technical inputs on Step by Step process of food demonstration and cooking process for video production
  • Final report of consultancy

Person’s Specification

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of food security, maternal child health and nutrition
  • Graduate qualifications in Nutrition
  • Specialist in maternal infant and young child feeding (IYCF), prevention and treatment of malnutrition, and food security in development and emergency context.
  • Experience in Support Groups and Peer Facilitator approaches to behaviour change
  • Proven experience in curriculum development for health, nutrition and agriculture for community level volunteers
  • Excellent writing skills in reports, research briefs, and multi-media communication platforms
  • Ability to read and write in Hausa

Job Title: Consultant – Final Evaluation of the Joint Response for Nigeria Phase 2 Under the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA)
Borno, Adamawa and Gombe
Purpose of the Evaluation

  • The NJR2 has a contractual obligation towards the donor, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure the realization of an evaluation. The purpose for this evaluation is twofold. On the one hand, the evaluation report will assess the performance of the NJR2 and ensures accountability towards the Dutch Government and public. On the other, it offers a learning aspect for all stakeholders. The evaluation should identify key lessons learned from NJR2, substantial anecdotal evidence of the value of collaboration for the delivery of humanitarian aid though NJR2 and recommendations for NJR phase 3. We hope to be able to use the preliminary findings as input for phase 3, which starts on 16th of May 2017.

Objective 1:

  • Evaluate to what extent NJR2 has delivered effective, efficient, relevant and timely humanitarian aid to beneficiaries as set in the log frame.

Objective 2:

  • Evaluate how collaboration between NJR2 partners contributed/can contribute to the delivery of effective, efficient, relevant and timely aid for beneficiaries and assess whether the collaboration between NJR2 members had added value towards the beneficiaries and other stakeholders (local partners, local NGO sector, local Government, Dutch NGOs, Dutch NGO sector, MoFA, Dutch public)? What gives added value and what does not?

Objective 3:

  • Assess the key lessons learned and establish recommendations for NJR3. The added value of collaboration towards the beneficiaries as well as the other stakeholders (especially the local partners) are important to assess.

The consultant is expected to lead, accomplish and submit the following deliverables within the agreed time frame and budget:

  • An inception report, which will serve as an agreement between parties on how the evaluation will be conducted. Items to address:
    • Understanding of the issues and questions raised in the ToR.
    • Data sources; how to assess the questions in the ToR.
    • Research methodology, including suggested methods, sample and size.
    • Team composition, preferably persons with experience in the North East of Nigeria especially its humanitarian context.
    • Schedule of activities and traveling (timeline).
    • Proposal for a learning event in Abuja, Nigeria.
    • Detailed budget.
    • Appropriate draft data collection tools for validation (e.g. methodological guidelines, group interview questions).
    • A short justification for each decision made should be included.
  • A max 50-page draft and final report (in MS Office and PDF for approved final), excluding annexes and in English, in the following format at a minimum, to be submitted to the NJR Coordination through its lead agency, Save the Children Netherlands and Nigeria. It is preferable to illustrate the results by appropriate graphs, visuals, tables and/or a dashboard with an accompanied explanatory text. The report should consist of:
    • Executive Summary (max. 2 pages) including bullets of main findings, as well as methods, lessons learnt and recommendations.
    • Introduction.
    • Methodology, including sampling and limitations.
    • Analysis and findings of the evaluation. Findings should be explained clearly and concisely. The analysis should consist of three parts:
    • Address concerns and comments from NJR2 partners.
    • At least 8 (but as many as you find) cases of substantial anecdotal evidence (short descriptions of a few sentences are sufficient) of added value from respondents.
    • Several stories of change and quotes from respondents.
    • Conclusions for each of the two parts and for all of the evaluation questions.
  • PowerPoint presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations relevant for phase 3 to NJR3 partners in Abuja
  • Learning event for NJR2 partners in Abuja. The evaluators will be required to present preliminary findings before the publication of the final report to NJR partners and lead a half day workshop once a final draft has been agreed in Abuja. The structure and activities of the learning and evaluation meeting will be agreed with Save the Children. We expect attendance of 15-20 people in Abuja.
  • Presentation of final findings and learning session via skype to NJR2s partners in The Hague.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Academic Degree in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian response and knowledge of humanitarian standards (CHS, Sphere, Code of Conduct).
  • Demonstrated experience of leading evaluations of humanitarian response program
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research, data base management and statistical data analysis
  • Experience of working in Nigeria/West Africa
  • Experience of evaluating consortia/joined responses.
  • Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, also with children using child friendly methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and further develop conceptual mixed methods evaluation tools.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding the thematic areas of this NJR.
  • Ability to deal with hardship and remote area field work.
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices.
  • Advanced English writing skills.
  • Deep understanding of Common Humanitarian Fund and UN Strategic Response Plan.


  • Experience in/understanding of measuring the added value of partnerships/ cooperation.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments in Nigeria and managing security risks.
  • Action-oriented and evidence based approach and strong drive for results.
  • Highly developed self-management, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with institutional humanitarian funding; knowledge of Dutch development and funding streams.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 26th April, 2017.


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