Nutritionist and Food Fortification: Midterm Performance Evaluation of USAID/RANFOSE Activity – Haiti

Nutrition and food fortification specialist: a mid-term performance evaluation of a USAID/Haiti RANFOSE activity

USAID/ESSS+ Haiti Assessment and Survey Services Project

Social Impact, Inc. (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work in all sectors of development including democracy, governance, health, education, environment and economic growth. Since 1997, we have worked in more than 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofit organizations.

Project objective:

In August 2022, USAID awarded the Foundation for International Business Initiatives (IBI) and SI the Evaluation Survey Services (ESS+) ​​contract to support USAID/Haiti and its partners in assessment, survey, study support, and building activities. Capabilities, Learning, and Third Party In-State Monitoring (TPM).

USAID/Haiti-Haiti engaged ESS+ to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the RANFOSE (Promotion of Nutrition to Increase Health) activity to assess progress to date and provide actionable recommendations to inform potential project/sector implementation improvements. In addition to understanding project performance and results, USAID/Haiti plans to use the results of this evaluation to understand how to improve its strategic approaches to nutrition and food fortification in Haiti.

RANFOSE is a six-year food fortification project that aims to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in Haiti. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, this project works with importers, distributors, and local food producers to fortify wheat flour with iron and folic acid, vegetable oils with vitamin A, and salt with iodization. The assessment will help guide priorities and adaptive management for the near future (next 2-4 years).

job description:

Haiti ESS+ is looking for a Nutrition and Food Fortification Specialist (Sector Specialist) to support all technical and administrative aspects of the RANFOSE assessment. The Sector Specialist acts as a member of the team, providing specialist expertise in nutrition and/or food fortification. The Sector Specialist will be expected to work closely with the Team Leader, Evaluation Specialist, Project Manager, local data collection company, and the ESS+ Haiti management team to ensure quality and timely delivery.

The level of effort for the assessment is approximately 8–10 weeks (48–60 days), including two to three consecutive weeks (18) of data collection and analysis in Haiti. The estimated start date is December 2022, and the end date is May 2023.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Team Leader on strategic and operational planning, to implement the approved evaluation design, and ensure compliance with all USAID contractual reporting and financial requirements for the RANFOSE evaluation.
  • Providing specialized expertise in nutrition and/or food fortification.
  • Participate in the design of data collection tools, in particular ensuring cultural and sectoral appropriateness and ensuring high quality data is collected and reported.
  • Participate in data collection and analysis and ensure data quality.
  • Support the writing of all assessment-related deliverables including, but not limited to, assessment design (including tools), draft and final reports in compliance with SI and USAID regulations, and Scope of Work (SOW).
  • Manage all deadlines and record keeping, including collection and management of quantitative data and production of notes for all qualitative data collection events for handover to USAID.
  • Provide local context and ensure delivery of outputs.
  • Assist ESS+ Haiti in maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Haitian government counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director and ESS+ Haitian staff through strategic and operational planning to implement the approved evaluation design.

qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of experience in nutrition and food fortification projects; USAID project implementation experience is preferred
  • Must have a master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or other related field
  • Experience in the supply and demand of nutrition and food fortification services at a community and clinical level; Subject experience in Haiti is desirable
  • Experience conducting USAID evaluations of health/nutrition programs/activities
  • Familiarity with health and nutrition integration, specifically with nutrition programs in Haiti
  • Strong gender and social analytical skills
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills to successfully support a team leader
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience in successful interaction with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French (Kreyl highly preferred)
  • Good writing skills, including experience writing appraisal and/or appraisal reports

Note: International/Expat Consultants who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Apply here: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=4294.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply

Please apply on the Social Impact jobs page here: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=4294.

Nutritionist and Food Fortification: Midterm Performance Evaluation of USAID/RANFOSE Activity – Haiti

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