Undernutrition is a serious public health problem in Pakistan and contributes toward high morbidity and mortality among children The last National Nutrition Survey (NNS) was conducted in 2011 and results showed very high prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition (Wasting : >15 percent, Stunting: 43.7 percent and Underweight: 31.5 percent) among children under five years of age The survey also shows that almost 50 percent of women are suffering from anemia and 15 percent of women are suffering from energy /caloric deficiency
With the support of DFID, UNICEF and Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination seek Expression of Interest (EOI) from firms/organizations with relevant background, experience and capacity to conduct a large scale National Nutrition Survey The survey will be completed by July 2018, while the data collection process will be started and completed in 2017
The proposed NNS will be conducted throughout Pakistan, district level representative sample will be collected on following variables;
1) Demographic of sampled population
2) Anthropometric measurement including height, weight and age of children and women
3) Collection and analysis of blood samples for zinc, vitamin A & D, iron, calcium, serum folate, vitamin B12, and urine sample for iodine
4) Knowledge attitude and practices in reference to optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and on micronutrients intake
5) Food intake
6) Tests for water quality (E coli) at point of use and household Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) practices
7) Status of Food security
8) Gender empowerment socio-economic aspects including education, income and other poverty markers in relation to nutrition
9) Other qualitative data collection
The applicant should share following information and submit supporting documents as hard copy;
Sealed proposals subject to the conditions as per annexure will be received at this office until 14:00 hours on 06 March 2017
Proposals should ONLY be sent through courier service under sealed envelope clearly marked with the subject EOI; National Nutrition Survey 2017 Only shortlisted firms/organizations will be invited for request for proposal.
For additional information regarding this EOI please contact: Linnet Maloba Email: firstname.lastname@example.org c: email@example.com
SUBJECT: EOI; National Nutrition Survey 2017
ATTENTION: BID SECTION
UNICEF COUNTRY OFFICE
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This assignment seeks to engage the services of an entity with expertise and experience in social mobilization and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material development, production and placement. The services are required to support strengthening of the institutional capacity of the Local Government and Rural Development Department (LG&RD) FATA to generate awareness and demand for birth registration in Bara, Khyber Agency. The deliverables (as outlined in the following section) will complement a birth registration initiative being undertaken by the (LG&RD) FATA with the technical and financial assistance of UNICEF. The assignment has three parts:
Each part has a time bound deliverable with an indicative cost share to be disbursed on successful completion of same to the satisfaction of the LG&RD FATA and UNICEF’s technical team.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Bid to this Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the above-referenced subject.
This ITB includes the following documents:
Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation
Section 2 – Instructions to Bidders (including Data Sheet)
Section 3 – Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specifications
Section 4 – Bid Submission Form
Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Bidder
Section 6 – Technical Bid Form
Section 7 – Price Schedule Form
Section 8 – Bid Security Form
Section 9 – Performance Security Form
Section 10 – UNDP General Terms & Conditions
Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal in sealed envelopes, should be submitted latest by 13th December 2016 by 1230 hours via courier mail to the address below:
You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address:
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Technical and Financial proposals can also be sent through email at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
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