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16 Sep 2020

Nutrition Financing Consultant-USAID Advancing Nutrition at Helen Keller International

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In support of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s activity on developing a DRM strategy in Tanzania, the consultant will support in developing of the strategy including but not limited to stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, and contribute to the drafting of the strategy. Under the terms of the agreement, the consultant will provide the following services to USAID Advancing Nutrition, under the direction of the Chief of Party.

Job Description

Co-founded in 1915 by Helen Keller, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition with more than 120 programs in 20 African and Asian countries, as well as in the United

States. Renowned for our reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, Helen Keller International promotes the development of large-scale, sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues in public health.

HKI is a global leader in developing and promoting evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat blindness, malnutrition and neglected tropical diseases. We build programs based on scientific knowledge and local situational analyses, and rely on ongoing program monitoring and evaluation, as well as operations research, to maximize our impact and develop new scientific and programmatic knowledge. We place high value on documentation and sharing our work particularly through peer-reviewed publications and

presentations at scientific fora.


HKI is a partner in USAID Advancing Nutrition, USAID’s flagship nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.

The purpose of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s work in Tanzania is to support the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC) to facilitate effective coordination and technical assistance to nutrition-sensitive sectors for successful implementation of the National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) July 2016-June 2021. The project will also provide targeted technical assistance to USAID/Tanzania. One important assignment of the USAID Advancing Nutrition activity in Tanzania is the development of a Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that the DRM is consistent with the requirements of the NMNAP II,
  2. Consult with the team of experts developing NMNAP II to get inputs needed for the DRM.
  3. Participate in meetings with the Government of Tanzania to shape the DRM strategy and

collaborate with USAID Advancing Nutrition team members to prepare for these meetings.

  1. Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to enable scheduling of meetings in collaboration with

USAID Advancing Nutrition staff and represent USAID Advancing Nutrition while building

relationships and engaging with key stakeholders.

  1. Lead consultations with government officials and development partners in Tanzania to secure

buy-in, partnership, and advice for executing the strategy development process.

  1. Provide technical input into the collation of strategy options/solutions aligned to the NMNAP II timeline, based on the outcome of meetings with stakeholders
  2. Support drafting sections of the strategy.
  3. Lead capacity building support activities with the Government of Tanzania, as identified
  4. Organize validation meeting in collaboration with the team of experts.

Level of effort:

Inception phase: 20 days through October 30, 2020

Strategy development: 40 days through March 31, 2021


  • The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
  • A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the inception phase including agreed scope, stakeholder consultation report-out, and potential options for domestic resource mobilization strategies.
  • Domestic resource mobilization strategy report.
  • A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the strategy report.


  • At least a master’s degree in economics, nutrition, public health, food security, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on multi-faceted projects including activities related to the development of government policies, strategies, budgets, and/or plans
  • Experience in developing a resource mobilization strategy;
  • Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources.
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating organizations including government officials, international donors and agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition is a plus
  • Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent English language skills
  • This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 50%).
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Method of Application

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 22th September 2020.

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