ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)
Job Type Full Time
Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
Location Nairobi
Job Field Consultancy

The SBCC component of MoreMilk focuses in approaches in dairy development projects to improve nutrition of dairy farming households, building up on two initiatives, in rural Kenya and in rural Tanzania. Specific research questions of this project are:

What are the barriers and facilitators to optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?
What elements should a behavior change communication strategy have to effectively improve optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?
Which other aspects need to be considered in the implementation and evaluation of a behavior change program in these settings to ensure success in improving nutrition through dairy programs?
What domains of women’s empowerment and how do these factors affect the nutritional status of women themselves and their children?
Scope of Work

The consultancy will comprise of the following activities:

Finalise data analysis, including doer/non-doer interviews
Use the information obtained to draft a strategy evaluation plan, by reviewing the project’s Theory of change, including gender, nutrition SBCC and hygiene components, in line with the nutrition-sensitive theoretical models
Finalisation of the report for Kenya, including recommendations for programming and policy, and potential for innovative materials (this report is at an advanced state)
Drafting research publication with the key results, comparing the findings from both countries (Kenya and Tanzania).
Liaise with project team members
Final Products

Report on analysis of the doer/ no doers data
Strategy evaluation plan
Final report for Kenya, based on current draft and new sections
Draft a research publication on Kenya and Tanzania results
Post location:  Consultant’s base

Duration:   15th June to 31st October 2020 with a maximum 28 working days

Essential skills and qualifications

Master’s degree in human nutrition or related area
Background and experience in human nutrition or in a related discipline, but with relevant and extensive experience in human nutrition, particularly good knowledge of nutrition-sensitive principles in East Africa
Experience in research, particularly robust knowledge and proven experience in qualitative research, as well as some understanding of quantitative research
Previous experience in writing reports and scientific papers
Good knowledge of gender considerations
Good communication skills
Strong analysis and writing skills.
Experience with nutrition SBCC strategies
Some knowledge in the Cost of Diet analysis


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About International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.