Food and Nutrition Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Food and Nutrition Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on food security, nutrition interventions, and dietary health promotion.

Objectives:
The Food and Nutrition Consultant Expert will play a vital role in ensuring that food and nutrition considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on food security assessments, nutrition interventions, dietary guidelines, and food systems analysis.
  • Conducting food security assessments, nutritional surveys, and program evaluations to identify needs, gaps, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Developing evidence-based food and nutrition strategies, policies, and action plans to address malnutrition and promote dietary health.
  • Designing and facilitating training and capacity-building programs on food safety, nutrition education, and dietary behavior change.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure the effective integration of food and nutrition considerations into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on food and nutrition.

Scope of Work:
The Food and Nutrition Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting food security assessments to evaluate the availability, accessibility, and utilization of food at the household and community levels.
  • Designing and implementing nutritional surveys to assess the dietary intake and nutritional status of target populations.
  • Developing and evaluating food and nutrition interventions, such as food fortification programs, school feeding programs, and nutrition education campaigns.
  • Providing technical advice and support on food safety, dietary guidelines, and food labeling regulations.
  • Conducting training and capacity-building programs for healthcare professionals, community workers, and other stakeholders on food and nutrition-related topics.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate food and nutrition findings and recommendations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, or a related field with at least eight years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in food security assessments, nutritional surveys, dietary interventions, and food systems analysis.
  • Strong understanding of international and national food and nutrition policies and guidelines.
  • Experience in designing and implementing food and nutrition programs and interventions.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous food security assessments, nutritional surveys, program evaluations, or publications that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudans, and Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Food and Nutrition Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.