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Oct 24, 2017

International Medical Corps IYCF KAP Assessment

International Medical Corps

Employment Opportunity: IYCF KAP Assessment

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. 

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.  

Its mission is to improve quality of life through interventions that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.  

Since 1991, International Medical Corps has responded to the emergency needs of the vulnerable populations in Somalia through interventions in health, nutrition, WASH, and protection.
In December 2013 International Medical Corps resumed the provision of inpatient health and nutrition services at Galkayo South Hospital in Galmudug Region of south-central Somalia. 

This is part of ECHO funded health and nutrition project. Specifically, the grant supports inpatient medical care, both pediatric and adults, management of diseases of outbreak potential, outpatient and inpatient therapeutic treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and health, hygiene and nutrition education and counseling to caregivers of children under-five.

Task Description: The consultant task is to carry out a study to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices amongst the communities in Galkayo South regarding health, nutrition and hygiene practices and give a multi-sectoral overview and relevant recommendations that will inform and guide in appropriate interventions in the area. 

Specifically, the Consultant will complete the following tasks:
  1. Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information
  2. Present the KAP Methodology at Nutrition Cluster Assessment and information Management Working Group (AIMWG) for validation
  3. Review appropriate documents (nutrition survey reports, HIS reports etc.) relevant to the survey
  4. Develop the survey plan; be responsible for preparation for the survey, including review of population statistics, calculating the sample size, selecting sample villages and respondents, developing an efficient survey schedule
  5. Conduct KAP survey including training of data enumerators, ensure high quality of the data being collected
  6. Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection; focus group discussions, key informant interviews, etc.
  7. Process and analyze the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey
  8. Present preliminary findings at the Sub-cluster and cluster level, and present the final findings at AIMWG
  9. Present the draft report of the findings in a stakeholder forum for comments and feedback
  10. Revise and submit a final copy of the survey report including recommendations to International Medical Corps
Skills and Requirements:
  • Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Health and/ or Public Health and proven experience in carrying out KAP assessments.
  • The consultant is expected to demonstrate a track record of not less than three (3) years of experience conducting similar assessments in a developing country set up with diverse geographic and ethnic/clan compositions. The consultant should also list the scale of similar projects worked on in the past.
  • The consultant must have a strong background in statistics and data analysis
  • Knowledge of the project area and the local language (s) will be considered a plus.
  • Have experience training and working with non-English speakers and people with low levels of education
  • Experienced in use of adult learning methodologies
  • Possess documented experience in conducting KAP studies related to nutrition and specifically to IYCF
  • Excellent reporting, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Attachment of all supportive documents with the technical proposal is required.
How to Apply:
IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV to the following email address: [email protected] 

Please indicate the job title in the email subject line clearly. 

Deadline for applications: 6th November 2017. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS is an equal opportunity employer

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