Rwanda: National Consultancy – Development of Booklets and Training Materials Based on the Revised National Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) Protocol (For Rwandan Nationals only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

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Though the rate of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is relatively low in Rwanda, it still affects around 15,000 children per year putting them in high risk of inhibited development and premature death. The Government of Rwanda with support from UNICEF has recently updated the national protocol for the management of SAM. To facilitate the use of this manual by clinical staff, there is a need to develop easy-to-use booklets with reference tables, etc., that may easily be carried around in a pocket. Also, it is necessary to finalize the training materials and tools that will be used in the cascade training.


This work is part of the signed annual work plan for financial year 2017/18 between UNICEF and the Rwanda Biomedical Center/MoH under activity 1.1.5. Scaling-up management of severe acute malnutrition. The work to develop a booklet, training materials and tools requires specific skills which are not available in the UNICEF Rwanda Country Office.


The consult will develop a booklet to be used by clinical staff and training materials/tools based on the newly updated SAM management protocol. The booklet should include the essential information, including relevant reference tables and flow charts, to allow clinical staff to manage SAM cases on a day to day basis. Training materials and tools will build on an existing draft manual, should be easy to use and allow for effective communication between trainers and trainees. The materials should include a pre- and post-test to assess the knowledge of the training participants.


The consultant will work closely with the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist as well as Ministry of Health (MoH) and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC). The consultant will be responsible to get feedback by clinical staff to ensure the usability of the booklet and training materials as well as getting final approval from the RBC of both the booklet and training materials (piloting).


Expected deliverables include:

  • A booklet to be used by clinical staff involved in the management of SAM in Hospital and Health Centers. The booklet should include relevant tables and summarized instructions to facilitate the day to day management of SAM cases by clinical staff in health centers and hospitals. The booklet should be tested by clinical staff and final approval obtained by UNICEF and RBC/MoH and should be delivered in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Training materials and tools for cascade trainings of SAM management including pre- and post-tests to assess participants’ knowledge on key SAM management topics. The training materials and tools should be tested by relevant staff and final approval obtained by UNICEF and RBC/MoH and should be delivered in English and Kinyarwanda.


    The consultant will be working from home with visits to health centers and hospitals in Kigali for testing of the developed material. The consultant will be supervised by UNICEF Nutrition Specialist.


    Technical proposal – 70%

    Financial proposal – 30%


    The payment for this work will be one lump sum based on delivery of tested and approved documents as per above deliverables. The work is expected to be carried out during April and May with the final deliverables ready by end of May.


    The consultant should meet the below qualifications:

  • A master degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related fields is a requirement.
  • At least 5 years of experience in health and nutrition including developing booklets and/or training materials for clinical staff on health or nutrition related topics
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is a requirement.


    The consultant will provide her/his own materials, i.e. computer and office supplies. The consultant will arrange and pay for her/his transportation and other expenses related to the work stipulated in these ToRs.


  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email. Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorisation is issued.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorisation prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Unless authorised, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorised to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter justifying their interest and suitability for the assignment, resume/CV and P-11 form ( In addition, a brief technical proposal and a financial proposal (all-inclusive lump sum) is required as part of the application submission.

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    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process and the application which does not havean All-inclusive lump sum will not be considered.

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