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10 Apr 2019


Job Description


Project location: Beletweyne and Mataban districts- SOMALIA

Deadline for submission: 16thApril-2019.

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Save the Children has worked in Somalia since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somaliland. From the early 1970s we have provided emergency assistance when the needs demand. Each year, about 650,000 people benefit from our longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.

We believe that the provision of basic social services in education, health and protection and the strengthening of government capacity to deliver these, along with a concerted effort to work with communities and children to promote their rights, are all central to what we call resilience.

The nutrition situation inHiran region was very poor in 2018. According to the nutrition survey conducted by Save the Children in Beletewyne in the month of March 2018, the GAM and SAM rates were recorded at 15.9% and 2.0% respectively. A similar survey conducted by Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Mataban in April 2018 revealed a GAM rate of 20.4% with boys recording 24.5%, whereas girls recorded 16.8% and a SAM rate of 4.7% with boys recording 5.9%, whereas girls recorded 3.6%. The GAM and SAM rates were however statistically insignificant as the confidence intervals overlapped each other and therefore indicate the need for girls and boys to be literally of the same levels.

Save the children seeking an external consultancy who can conduct SMART in Beletweyne and Mataban to assess the nutrition situation of the two districts with the aim of generating quality information for humanitarian actors.  The SMART survey will be conducted with the aim of filling nutrition information gaps at district level.

With the current “drought” in Somalia, humanitarian situation need constant updates and specifically to ascertain key indicators that can aid in ensuring appropriate response.


The survey will be developed using the SMART methodology. ENA software 2011 (Jul 2015) Will be used to run all possible analysis expected within a standard SMART survey that includes analysis for standardization test, calculation of samples, selection of clusters and final calculation of wasting both for WHZ score and MUAC.

Sampling: 2 stage Probability proportionate to size sampling will be employed in the survey. The first stage will be selection of cluster and the second will be selection of HH.

Sample size: The sample size will be calculated using ENA July 9 2015 at district level. Parameters to be used for the survey will be sourced from

Location: The survey will be conducted at district level and depending on access all possible settlements will be included in the sampling frame.

Analysis: Analysis of the anthropometric findings will be analyzed and categorized based on WHO standards 2006.


The Consultant will oversee the SMART survey and produce quality data on; Anthropometry, Health, select Food Security, WASH and Immunization. Additional HH demographic data will collected.

3.1 Primary objectives

Estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59

To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months

To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months

To assess the two-week period prevalence of morbidity among children aged 6- 59 months

Estimate mortality rates both CMR and U5MR

To assess household dietary diversity

To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation.

  • Secondary objectives:

Establish uptake of OTP and SFP.



With the help of the local SCI office-  Advertise and recruit all enumerators required for the survey.

Develop training plan for the SMART survey and conduct a full enumerator training for all survey participants

Conduct standardization test for all enumerators and keep record of the results

Manage pilot test in specific selected clusters, analyze the data and give feedback before starting data collection.

Lead in the collection of all data ensuring quality control measures are in place.

  • Training and data collection proposal

Develop a proposal for the training and data collection including the budget for the whole exercise plus the consultancy fee.

  • Training report/ Reflection report.

A report detailing the content of the training. Composition of the participants and key observations (reflections from the training).

  • Quality data set

Total Number of HH- Achieved (100% of the sample is expected)

Quality Plausibility check result- Acceptable data (Overall score)

Acceptable standardization data (and dataset)

  • All cluster control forms

scanned zipped and mailed.


The consultant will be expected to maintain daily contact with the SCI nutrition team assigned to manage the Surveys. On daily basis data collected will be analyzed by the consultant and feedback given to the teams. The consultant will be expected to share the daily feedback details to the SCI survey Lead teams.


The consultancy will last approximately 10 days per district including recruitment and travel. All the 10 days will start on 17nd April and end on 5th  May 2019.  All data collection will be carried out concurrently.


Be a holder of university degree or equivalent, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies.

Have a significant experience in conducting SMART surveys (Design and methodology, staff recruitment, training, supervision and data analysis) In humanitarian context.

Familiarity with Nutrition data analysis packages specifically ENA for SMART, EPI/ENA.

Be fluent in English, have adult learning skills, Presentation skills and high organizational skills. Prove of ability to contextualize the training will be an added advantage.

Can independently travel to Beletweyne and Mataban districts.

Interested applicants can send their application through logistics css.logistics@savethechildren.orgbefore 16th April 2019.

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Please send your applications with the subject line of the email;Smart Survey Consultant’: to  NOT later than 16th April- 2019. Please share the full package of documents (experience, profile, CVS, work plan, technical proposal with budget break down).Applications not meeting the above criteria shall not be accepted

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