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Coverage Survey Consultant for Somalia

Kenya (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date:

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Background of the project 

The International Rescue Committee is implementing a project in Somalia to ensure that treatment for acute malnutrition is cost-effective and improves coverage at scale. Before the end of this year, we will complete a baseline coverage survey in the catchment areas of 5 health facilities (2 in Banadir, 1 in Galgadud, 1 Mudug, and 1 Nugal) and 25 sites that will be reached through mobile teams in Galgadud, Mudug, and Nugal regions.

The coverage survey methodology has been developed to be able to assess changes in IMAM coverage annually. The consultant will implement a cluster-based coverage survey according to the methodology that the IRC has developed and will be trained on the methods immediately upon starting.

Scope of Work:

Objective 1: The primary objective of the assignment is to provide support to ensure high quality coverage surveys are completed in the targeted catchment areas within the targeted catchment areas of 4 regions of Somalia with quantitative reports finalized no later than November 30th.

  • You will assume overall responsibility for implementation of the coverage survey, including coaching of IRC nutrition managers, daily supervision of coverage survey teams and daily data collection quality assurance
  • You will work closely with the Somalia team to put in place actions that move forward the preparatory work in order to start data collection according to the timeline (mid-October).
  • You will finalize the sampling framework for the coverage survey
  • You will operate within the local approval agreements coordinated by IRC Somalia
  • You will train enumerators and supervisors including pretesting the questionnaire
  • Manage team movements and communicate effectively with the Somalia MEAL Manager, Nutrition Specialist and GiveWell MEAL Advisor,
  • You will provide the raw data to be analyzed by the IRC statistician

The consultant will report to the Coverage Nutrition Specialist for the project. The IRC retains ownership of the data and will be provided to the IRC by the consultant. The consultant does not have permission to use the data in any way outside of the purposes of this consultancy.


  • Implementation and supervision strategy
  • Sampling frameworks completed and the methods fully prepared in advance of training
  • Relevant authority approvals achieved for all 4 regions
  • Data analysis and cleaning with preliminary results by mid-November
  • Drafted full reports by November 30
  • Prepare a presentation for the validation workshop in Somalia
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