|Date Posted||September 23, 2019|
Request for proposals for consultancy: Advocacy, Communications, Social Mobilization Strategy for Kenya's Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Organisation: Nutrition International
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019
Organizations: Nutrition International (NI) in partnership with the Division of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), invites proposals for this consultancy service: Development of an Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy to implement Kenya’s Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Strategy.
Objective of Consultancy: The main objective of this consultancy is to develop an Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy, to promote healthy diets and lifestyle as recommended in Kenya’s Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Strategy.
Scope of Work The Consultant will review existing strategies for healthy diets and lifestyle, so as to identify gaps and provide promotive and preventive recommendations to strengthen the strategies. The Consultant will develop an Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Strategy using a multisectoral approach. The Strategy will address key issues around healthy diets, obesity and NCDs in Kenya. It will provide a costed implementation plan for the Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy at national and county levels.
From the review of existing literature on NCDs and interviews with key stakeholders, the Consultant will document recommendations on best practices to be applied in Kenya. Key informants to be interviewed should include but not limited to policy makers, nutrition stakeholders, insurance agencies, food chains and caregivers (hospitals, individuals). The Consultant will collect data through a consultative and participatory approach that will involve key stakeholders across the health sector, education, industry, civil societies, NGOs, private and public institutions.
A phased approach is recommended for this work, to enable the Consultant to address different components at different stages. A validation phase will enable the Client to assess the work, methodologies and recommendations.
Duty Station/Location: The Consultant will undertake this work in Nairobi, Kenya, with minimal travel to selected counties to interview relevant/nutrition stakeholders. All travels required under this consultancy will be provided for by Nutrition International. Travel allowances maximums are based on standard rates of the Client.
The Strategy will address key issues around healthy diets, obesity and NCDs in Kenya.
It will provide a costed implementation plan for the Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Strategy at national and county levels.
High level written and oral communications skills in English
Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners
Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops
Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments