Terms of Reference: Improving Adolescent Nutrition Project in Narok County, Kenya
1.0 About Christian Aid
Christian Aid is an international development organization working globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, and striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We work with partners to implement integrated and innovative programs to end poverty by addressing the underlying causes. In Kenya, we focus on strengthening and empowering citizens in Kenya to: demand accountable and delivering institutions, access quality health services and realize resilient and thriving livelihoods.
In Kenya, Christian Aid is currently in the inception phase of a new project entitled ‘Improving Adolescent Nutrition Outcomes in Narok County, Kenya’. The project aims to contribute to improved nutrition outcomes for adolescent girls (10-19 years) and their children (0-2 years) in Narok, by using a resilience approach that promotes partnerships through multi sectoral linkages, increased integration to address multiple interrelated challenges and empowering adolescent girls and their households to improve their nutrition status and overcome social barriers to preventing early marriage and early pregnancies.
2.0 Purpose and Scope
In order to generate information that would feed into future projects design, adaptation and funding bids, Christian Aid Kenya seeks to engage the services of a qualified and experienced research consultant (s)/consultancy firm to lead and manage the planned formative research focussing on providing an in-depth analysis of the current situation facing pregnant and lactating adolescent girls (and their children) in the projects’ target locations. Specific objectives will include:
• Understanding the needs of pregnant and lactating adolescent girls (under 19) in Narok when accessing and utilising nutritional advice and services
• Mapping of current needs and how they are currently met
• Identification of gaps in provision and barriers to accessing information and services
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