The Micronutrient Initiative Job Consultant For Wheat Flour Fortification - Indonesian

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Position Title: Fortification Consultant
Reports to/Position Title: National Program Officer, Fortification, Indonesia (NPO)
Location: Country Office, Indonesia
Last date of application: 20 Feb 2017

Overall Purpose
The Fortification Consultant will work under the overall guidance of National Program Officer, Fortification, Indonesia to support implementation of wheat flour fortification projects. S/he will be responsible for providing technical and operational  assistance to the NPO in implementing MI’s fortification projects including Wheat Flour Fortification in the country which includes preparation of advocacy brief, partner agency management, capacity building, monitoring,  reporting functions etc.

Roles and Responsibilities
The specific activities to be carried out by the officer are as follows:

  • Planning
    • Provide technical inputs in strategy development and support project planning at country level
    • Develop annual Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and budget under the guidance of the NPO
  • Management and Implementation
    • Provide supportive supervision and guidance to implementing partner agency
    • Assist the NPO in identifying gaps in project implementation, obtain necessary government approvals and ensure corrective actions from relevant government authorities as appropriate to address the gaps.
    • Monitor the technical aspects of ongoing project activities through field visits, meetings with partners, analyze the progress reports and prepare project briefs as required.
    • Maintain constant and intensive liaison with the relevant ministries and directorates.
    • Act as the focal person and maintain liaison with government and development partners to discuss progress of WFF, identify gaps, show evidence and advocate for corrective actions.
    • Working and maintain effective partnership with KFI, APTINDO (miller association) UNICEF.
    • Advocate and facilitate Bappenas to undertake national level WFF coordination
    • Participate in GoI Task Force/Working Groups on WFF, contributing to technical discussion and flagging issues based on field experience.
  • Capacity building
    • Develop/modify new SoPs/guidelines on WFF QA/QC and monitoring
    • Carry out workshop to sensitize the modified regulatory monitoring and QA/QC guidelines
    • Carry out Training for personnel of Food and Drug Agency (FDA) inspector on regulatory monitoring of fortified wheat flour
    • Provide technical advice for Food and Drug Agency to conduct inspection to assess millers compliance
    • Review, modify and develop the Internal Quality Control Manual on fortification of wheat flour and distribute the Manual to mills.
    • Identify training needs/gaps of miller operators and lab technicians on WFF internal QC.
    • Support the design and review of training curricula
    • Facilitate technical workshop to train relevant mill staff on internal QC
    • Facilitate the training and refresher training to technical staff of roller mills on quality assurance and to provide technical backstopping support on the spot
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Establish monitoring framework and reporting tools at all levels.
    • Undertake field visits for program monitoring with help of monitoring checklist and utilizing that information to inform district/national level discussions and negotiations.
    • Conduct regular progress meetings with MI team, and with the stakeholders.
    • Continue updating the detailed work plan, in consultation with project team members, and ensure timely follow-up to achieve the targets.
    • Develop periodic reports, progress updates, presentations and briefs, for government, and other stakeholders, etc. as required
  • Reporting and Knowledge Management
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly analysed summary report of progress for all the fortification projects supported by MI.
    • Provide feedback to the partner agencies on their monthly report in consultation with SPR.
    • Prepare draft reports of various training programs, workshops, meeting minutes etc. for SPR to finalize.
    • Support SPR in preparing project briefs, presentations etc. required for meetings and discussions
    • Follow up with relevant government departments for collection of district reports, letters, information, data etc. for further analysis and corrective actions
    • Act as repository for relevant data, government policy guidelines and new evidence in relation to fortification programs and share the same with SPO, SPR, NPM and NPO, as appropriate.
  • Others Tasks
    • Prepare technical briefing notes for NPO (if required).
    • Undertake need based travel with approval from NPO.

  • Annual work plan.
  • Monthly Activity Report in prescribed format.
  • Trip Reports with important issues identified along with suggested action points in prescribed format.
  • Monthly reports on project performance, data analysis and partner’s accomplishments.
  • A comprehensive end of assignment report which details achievement vis-a-vis objectives set, along with a note highlighting experiences, learning from the assignment, recommendations etc. which are relevant and may be replicable in other settings;
  • All the deliverables are expected in electronic version (by email) except monthly fee and expense claim which needs to be submitted in hard copy using prescribed format.
Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Food Technology/ Public Health & Nutrition/ Development sciences or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing health and nutrition projects in the states.
  • Experience in working with state governments and implementing projects through partner NGOs on food fortification will be preferred.
  • Computer skills, analytical and excellent writing skills are required.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of Hindi will be considered an added advantage.
Terms of appointment
The incumbent will be awarded with 12 month consultancy contract renewable for two more consecutive years based on satisfactory performance.

Please submit your complete CV with a cover letter in one file (MS Word or PDF) with subject line “Consultant Fortification” to Ms. Intan Utoyo, email id: 

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 20 Feb.  2017. Interview for the position will be conducted within 30 days from the close of application.

MI is a non-smoking work environment