Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Government of Malawi has placed nutrition as one of the priority areas in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III and other development agenda as critical for human development. Adequate nutrition throughout the lifecycle is the centrepiece for physical and intellectual development of every individual. Nutrition is a major determinant of one’s intellectual performance, academic and professional achievements, and overall work efficiency at later stages. It is therefore a prerequisite for human growth and development, and an integral element for the socio-economic development of the country.
One of the main strategic steps the Government of Malawi is taking to champion sustainability of efficient nutrition is the CoE. Setting up this centre will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially towards achieving Zero Hunger (SDG 2) and combat all forms of malnutrition. The centre will facilitate standardization of continuous capacity strengthening of professionals from various technical backgrounds in nutrition, knowledge sharing and information management.
The centre will collate, curate, document and display standard methodologies in nutrition; disseminate nutrition information; develop policy briefs on nutrition topics; provide continued professional development; and, commission and conduct research on topical issues in nutrition. Lastly, the centre will also offer a library of the latest global, regional and country-level research on nutrition developments. In the establishment of the centre, teamwork will be established among key partners including other government ministries, donor community, academia, civil society, private sector, UN agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations and National organizations.
It is with this background that WFP is seeking to recruit, on behalf of the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDs, a consultant to lead a feasibility study and development of a concept note to establish a CoE for Nutrition in Malawi.
Objectives of the Assignment
The specific objective of this consultancy is to:
Scope of Work
The main tasks of this assignment are:
The study shall address, but not be limited to, the following topics:
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Have minimum of master’s degree in organizational development, administration, management, and operation.
Experience: 5-7 years of extensive experience and background in capacity building and enterprise development.
Having worked on feasibility studies on nutrition projects on a similar or larger scale is an added advantage.
Language: The working language for this assignment will be English.