Request for Proposal (RFP) at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Posted by Future on Wed 10th Nov, 2021 -

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) invites competent and reputable service providers / consultants to indicate interest by tendering RFP documents for the following works:

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an independent non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. GAIN was developed at the UN 2002 Special Session of the General Assembly on Children.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Influencing Consultancy for Promoting Rice Fortification in Nigeria (PRiFN)

The Promoting Rice Fortification in Nigeria (PRiFN) project is a 12-month initiative towards building the business case and components of the enabling environment for rice fortification funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) to generate new knowledge, creating a case and roadmap for Rice's adoption of a voluntary fortification food vehicle in Nigeria.

The project is built on evidence from the Fortification Assessment Toolkit (FACT) surveys conducted in Sokoto and Ebonyi states by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Nigeria, which assessed the potential of Rice as a new fortification food vehicle. The survey results revealed that household coverage of Rice was 100% in Ebonyi state and 93% in Sokoto state. The survey also revealed household coverage of Rice in fortifiable form was 83% in Ebonyi state and 40% in Sokoto state. In addition, the intake of fortifiable Rice was 80 g/day in Ebonyi and 97 g/day in Sokoto among women of reproductive age (a group particularly vulnerable to malnutrition).

  • The Service Provider shall provide Technical Assistance (TA) to the PRiFN project supporting the project coordinator in inception phase of the project.
  • The service provider will work with the Senior Programme Manager, LSFF, Oluwatoyin Oyekenu and the Interim Project Coordinator, Hadeezah Haruna-Usie.
  • The service provider shall support the PRiFN project in facilitating regional and national stakeholder convenings and lead on influencing activities with relevant national and regional government agencies including but not limited to the Federal Ministry of Health through its National Micro-nutrients Deficiency Control (MNDC) committee, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Trade and Investments, Ministry of Science and Technology, Rice millers and farmers particularly female rice millers, Food producers and other stakeholders.
  • The service provider will also support the deployment of models, training's, and support the project coordinator in developing the national roadmap for implementing rice fortification in Nigeria.
Experience and Skills Required
  • Organization with over 10 years of high-level engagement and convening and consensus building on new areas, services, or products for national uptake.
  • Experience of change management in a Government Institution, agency, or private sector
  • Established relationship with policy makers and influencers at national and state levels in the National Council of Food and Nutrition, Ministries of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agric and Rural Development and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
  • Working relationship with Federal Ministry of Heath, Standard Organization of Nigeria, Food producers, Rice millers, Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Strong technical knowledge of Agric-Economics, Social Development, Large Scale Fortification, public health, and nutrition
  • In-depth knowledge of innovative approaches to fortification particularly Rice Fortification
  • Familiarity with the operations and dynamics of related regional/national government agencies, civil society networks/coalitions.
Application Closing Date
17th November, 2021.

Submission of Documents
To apply, please submit a concept note including and indicative budget and organization profile for undertaking the work outlined above to "Oluwatoyin Oyekenu" via:

For more clarifications on this RFP, please Click Here (PDF).