interventions that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. Since 1991, International Medical Corps has responded to the emergency needs of the Somali population through interventions in health, nutrition, WASH, and food security and livelihoods.
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. Nutrition services include stabilization center care and outpatient therapeutic feeding for treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children aged 6-59 months, with and without medical complications, respectively. International Medical Corps is currently implementing a health and nutrition project in Galkayo South with funding from ECHO. Specifically, the grant supports inpatient medical care, both pediatric and adults, management of diseases of outbreak potential, outpatient and inpatient therapeutic treatment for SAM, HHN education and counseling to caregivers of children under-five.
The main objective of this assessment is to carry out a SQUEAC coverage assessment determine the coverage of International Medical Corps’ CMAM program for SAM patients, and to identify barriers and boosters for accessing the program as well as carrying out a community assessment to strengthen a community mobilization strategy that fits with and builds on local resources to improve access and use of CMAM services
To achieve these mentioned objectives, the consultant is expected to undertake the following:
The coverage assessment will follow the three stages of the SQUEAC methodology namely identification of barriers and boosters (stage 1), confirmation of the main barriers using hypotheses (stage 2), and determination of coverage (stage 3).
The consultant is expected to provide:
The proposed consultancy will last for 25 days (including training, data collection and technical report). A proposed work schedule will be developed and agreed with the consultant.
All Bidders are required to meet the following minimum requirements in order to qualify for submission of their proposal:
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.
Advanced University degree in Nutrition, Health and/ or Public Health and proven experience in carrying out SQUEAC coverage assessments and/or community assessments.
S/he must have strong writing, analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
Knowledge of the project area and the local language (s) will be considered a plus.
The consultant must have a strong background in statistics and data analysis.
Excellent reporting and presentation skills.
Attachment of all supportive documents with the technical proposal is required.
Technical Proposal Format
Your proposal should include the following at minimum:
A cover letter
Resumes of consultant (s)
Consultants’ understanding of the TOR
Proposed methodology and timelines
Proposed work plan and budget (Should express all proposed costs in USD).
The financial proposal should list itemized details of costs associated with the survey
The consultant’s availability.