Position: Consulting Services - Nutrition Advisor (Helen Keller)__Deadline:30-November

NATURE OF SERVICES: To support the National Nutrition Program of the National Maternal and Child Health Center, within the Ministry of Health in developing and updating national guidelines and protocols related to the management of acute malnutrition in Cambodia.

CONTRACTING ENTITY:  Helen Keller International.
Guided by the remarkable legacy of its co-founder, Helen Keller, Helen Keller Intl partners with communities striving to overcome longstanding cycles of poverty. By delivering the essential building blocks of good health, sound nutrition and clear vision, we help millions of people create lasting change in their own lives. Working in more than 20 countries – across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States – and together with a global community of supporters, we are ensuring every person has the opportunity – as Helen did – to reach their true potential.

PLACE of PERFORMANCE: Cambodia for at least 90 working days, based in Phnom Penh, with some travels to the field.

Approximately 90 working days from January 1 – May 30, 2024.

The work will be conducted under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with technical support from a steering committee of experts in acute malnutrition, representing different development partners and organizations. UNICEF, WFP, and Helen Keller country and regional offices will provide technical support to this important work. The consultant hired for this work will sit with the National Nutrition Program and/or Helen Keller and will provide technical leadership on MAM, while also coordinating the full IMAM guideline development progress and protocol updates. Ultimately, the consultant will be responsible for drafting the national IMAM guidelines and MAM management protocol. (See Additional Background section for more information.)

Illustrative activities related to this assignment and the estimated duration of each activity are detailed below, however the final work group may propose alternative or additional activities and/or time frames as the work evolves.
  1. Review and update the timeline and roadmap for IMAM guideline development process.
  2. Participate in monthly meetings with the technical IMAM steering committee and facilitate additional ad-hoc meetings and sub-committee meetings as relevant (on going).
  3. Conduct a comprehensive desk review of relevant materials, guidelines, evidence, etc. at national, regional and global level.
  4. Facilitate several full-day, in-depth technical consultation with technical steering committee members, as needed.
  5. Participate in a field visit to NGO-led MAM/SAM management programmes and consult with sub-national stakeholders (e.g., healthcare providers, village health support groups (VHSGs), operational districts for health, etc.).
  6. Synthesize information from the desk review, technical consultations, and field visit, and draft initial framework for IMAM guideline.
  7. Incorporate feedback on the guideline framework from the IMAM Steering Committee and prepare full draft of the IMAM guidelines.
  8. Lead a consultation workshop with key stakeholders from the national and sub-national levels to review the draft guidelines and provide feedback on the approach, feasibility, etc.
  9. Update draft IMAM guidelines with feedback from the consultation workshop.
  10. Develop monitoring framework for IMAM, leveraging relevant health management information systems (HMIS) indicators and national nutrition programme (NNP) reporting systems.
  11. Prepare the national protocol for MAM management.
  12. Incorporate feedback from steering committee members and work with relevant stakeholders to finalize and harmonize draft MAM/SAM protocols.
  13. Prepare accompanying materials including handbooks for service providers and village health support groups, job aids, and other materials as needed.
  14. Support national stakeholders to prepare for roll out and implementation of the guidelines and protocols (including conducting a feasibility assessment if needed).
  15. Work with a local constant, which will be recruited and contracted separately.
  1. Finalized desk review report and work plan.
  2. Finalized draft of national IMAM guidelines, including monitoring framework that incorporates both prevention and treatment/supplementation, building on global guidance and recommendations and local experience and best practices.
  3. Finalized draft of MAM management protocol and tools that can be used to guide programs and actions led by development partners, NGOs, and CSOs in the immediate term.
  4. Updated protocol on inpatient and outpatient treatment of acute malnutrition and community mobilization with integration of MAM and SAM.
  5. Finalized implementation tools including handbooks, job aids, and/or other relevant materials.
  • Proven track record of designing and developing protocols with the Ministry of Health and other partners for similar projects.
  • Specific technical expertise and training experience in an area relevant to the proposal as represented by:
            o    Minimum of a master’s degree in nutrition, Public Health, or a related field; and
            o    10+ years of experience in nutrition / public health programming / development of 
                   guidelines and protocols; or
            o    Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated  deep  knowledge  of  MAM  /  SAM  /  CMAM  protocols,  tools  and guidelines.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health in Cambodia and knowledge of the local context.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills. Demonstrated experience in writing high-level English language reports and developing and delivering effective trainings.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and project management skills.
  • Strong personal discipline and capacity to respect deadlines, even under pressure.
  • The ability to work closely in a team, to be patient, adaptable, flexible and solution- oriented.
  • Available to travel to the provinces to work with the technical teams, and to work in Cambodia for up to 90 working days.


  • Please describe the nature of your education and experience and why it is well suited to the nature of the work described above. Please be sure to address the qualifications and experience listed above and comparable project work.
  • In addition, please provide:
  • Your CV
  • Sample work product including

          o    Details of expertise in the integrated management of acute malnutrition and MAM management in particular.
             o    Sample of previously developed protocol or guidelines that the consultant led or contributed to, ideally related to the management of acute malnutrition.

  • Three references who may be contacted by Helen Keller Intl. These references should be clients or employers for whom you have provided similar services.
  • Pricing/Price Sheet: a pricing list for the services that you/your company is interested and able to offer based on the activities listed above.
  • Confirmation of availability including earliest possible date for starting implementation of this consultancy.

Eligible vendors may submit their proposal in one of two ways:

  • Electronically: Sign, stamp, scan, and send the proposal as an attachment in PDF format to the email address: cambodia.recruitment@hki.org
  • Hard Copy: Submit proposal with a cover letter signed, stamped to Helen Keller’s office, addressed to Mr. Hou Kroeun, Country Director. The office is at address #40, Street 348, Sangkat Toul Svay Prey 1, Khan Boeung Keng Kang, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline is November 30, 2023.

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