The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. At GAIN, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to nutritious and safe food. We work to understand and deliver specific solutions to the daily challenge of food insecurity faced by poor people.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Operational Needs and Capacity Assessment of the Poultry Association in Nigeria (PAN) School Feeding Program to Guide the ENSAND Project Implementation Process
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued and will be administered by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in respect of the Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND) project. The project seeks to build on the lessons and progress from GAIN’s recent investments that includes creating demand for eggs (The "Eggs make Kids" campaign), scaling up support for safe, nutritious food supply to traditional market (KFMW, EatSafe, SBN) through SMEs, Commercialization of Biofortified Crops (CBC) and reducing post-harvest loss (PLAN). The overarching objective is to increase access to and the consumption of nutritious foods at the household levels. The specific goal of the ENSAND project is to improve the dietary diversity of low-income (BoP) households in 3 states of Nigeria (Kaduna, Kebbi and FCT) with emphasis on children of school age and women.
The ENSAND initiative is comprised of three integrated intervention pathways. These are the supply pathway that includes support for the home-grown school feeding program, market linkages, and business development support. The demand pathway involves increased consumer demand for eggs and other diversified nutritious food while the enabling environment component is focused on critical stakeholders’ ownership/buy-in, quality service delivery, and sustainability. The purpose of this project is to ensure that children from BoP households attending government primary schools consume eggs regularly while dietary diversity is also improved in these households.
The purpose of this RFP is to engage the service of a consultant to carry out a needs and capacity assessment of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP). This assessment will focus on the agency’s core responsibilities, operational systems, institutional capacity, gaps, and priority action plan to address the gaps observed. The purpose is to strengthen the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) capacities and ability to provide and sustain the supply side inputs required to support the objectives of the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP).
Skills and Qualifications Desired
- The lead consultant will be required to have a post graduate degree in a relevant academic area such as agricultural economics, nutrition, public health, business administration or any other related qualification.
- A senior expert in policy formulation, influencing and analysis in nutrition, public health, business administration and governance with at least 10 years post graduate practical experience with community and government stakeholders.
- Experience in programme/financial management is desired.
- With extensive and demonstrable experience in value chain analysis especially the poultry value chain and familiarity with the home-grown school feeding programme.
- Experience in organizational development and capacity building skills and methods.
- Experience and expertise in implementing rigorous research using qualitative and/or participatory approaches.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills
- The team must include consultants with excellent communication skills in Hausa.
- Ability to effectively liaise with senior government officials and a range of community level stakeholders.
- Evidence of an organized team with demonstrable technical and administrative capacity.
Application Closing Date
5:00pm, 4th March, 2022.
Submission of Documents
- It is important to note that this RFP is re-advertised and those that applied earlier should not reapply.
- GAIN reserves the right to reject any or all submissions or to cancel or withdraw this RFP for any reason and at its sole discretion without incurring any cost or liability for costs or damages incurred by any applicant, including, without limitation, any expenses incurred in the preparation of the submission.
- The applicant acknowledges and agrees that GAIN will not indemnify the applicant for any costs, expenses, payments or damages directly or indirectly linked to the preparation of the submission.
- GAIN reserves the right, before awarding the Proposal, to require the applicant to submit such evidence of qualifications as it may deem necessary, and will consider evidence concerning the financial, technical and other qualifications and abilities of the applicant.
(PDF) for a detailed description of the RFP.