The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) — a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar org) — develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (www.ciat.cgiar.org). The project, Malawi Seed Industry Development Project (MSIDP) II, is funded by Irish Aid and implemented by a consortium which includes: CIAT, DARS, ICRISAT and LDT working with several private sector partners. The project aims to increase the productivity of the common bean, groundnuts, pigeon peas, millet, sorghum and rice through strengthening sustainable seed. system involving public-private partnership: the use of complementary crop management practices and to support nutrition and household incomes in Malawi.
The nutrition component of the project is under objective 3: which focuses on Increasing domestic demand for targeted legumes and cereals, intensifying utilisation of safe and nutritious legumes and cereals by women, children, adolescent girls and other vulnerable households. To inform implementation of interventions, a nutrition study has been designed based on three frameworks:
- UNICEF Nutrition framework to determine the risk factors of malnutrition in farming household
- Conceptual pathways linking agriculture to nutrition to understand how our agriculture intervention will impact on nutrition outcomes
- Combined theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and health belief model (HBM) to evaluate factors affecting diverse nutritious food consumption
CIAT is looking for nine (09) enumerators (3 teams each consisting three members and one of them will be designated as a supervisor) to conduct focus group discussions (FGD) to gather information, which could be used to guide the construction of the Combined TPB and HBM questionnaire.
2. The assignment
Under the direct supervision of the CIAT Nutritional Facilitator the enumerators will assist to conduct focus group discussions in three districts: Balaka, Dedza and Mzimba (South)
3. Scope of work
Participate in the training and pilot testing of the FGD guide Under take Field work focus group discussions with the key informants in Balaka, Dedza and Mzimba (south) Write the report on the FGDs
4. Deliverables and time frame
Total number of days 25 and an additional 8 days for supervisors
- Training (5 days)
- Field work conducted FGD (20 days)
- 1st draft report transcribing the FGD (Team leader, 5 days)
- Final technical report (Team Leader, 3 days)
5. Profile of the enumerators
The enumerators should hold the following qualifications and experience in order to qualify for the position.
- Minimum BSc. degree in human nutrition, food science or related fields
- Sound knowledge in nutrition, health agriculture
- Experience in conducting FGD using on TPH and HBM will be an added advantage
- Fluent in both Chichewa and Tumbuka languages
- High proficiency in written and spoken English
6. How to apply
Applications must be addressed to Both: email@example.com
by 28th July 2017. To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English). Please send these to us as Word files only.