Oxfam Italia

National Individual Consultant – Researcher – Oxfam Italia

Position : National Individual Consultant – Researcher
Employer : Oxfam Italia

Duty Station: Khartoum/Port Sudan

Duration: 4 months

Closing Date: 30 May 2020


OXFAM in Sudan, through the action “Strengthening resilience for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Eastern Sudan”, aims to build the capacities of the
MOHs and their staff along the deployment lines of its organigram starting from the States’ institutions down to the farthest outreach post,
to the host communities,
IDPs in Sudan by means of a set of training and capacity building programs designed to transfer knowledge, practices, and tools to build theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences.

Duties and responsibilities:

Mid-term progress report and presentation
Draft research reports
Final research report
All soft and hard copies of the data collected

Develop research protocol, data collection instruments and consent forms in English. Revise documents after review and translate documents into local languages

1 Research protocol, data collection instruments and consent forms in English and local languages completed.
Update and detailed timeline for conducting the study completed 15th July 15 days

  1. Prepare research documents and application forms for review by Nutritionist Officer and Oxfam Staff Relevant research tools and documents submitted to Oxfam and MoH Nutrition Department for review 31st July 15 days
  2. Data collection phase 1: pretest and finalize all data collection instruments Final data collection instruments (English and local languages completed) 15th august 15 days
  3. Data collection phase 2: transcription/translation, data entry, data analysis and prepare topline PowerPoint presentation Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required: Postgraduate degree in public health, statistics, epidemiology, demography, applied research or related technical fields (Nutrition and Reproductive Health).
    Experience conducting qualitative research studies
    Minimum three years of experience in conducting qualitative/quantitative research studies
    Demonstrated ability to:
    Organize and undertake different types of data collection– both quantitative and qualitative data (focus group).
    Conducting various types of interviews: semi-structured interviews and structured interviews and correctly interpret and transpose the responses into meaningful findings.
    Perform data analysis and management.
    Work well with other researchers, data collectors and team members.
    Communicate effectively with others orally and in writing and use a variety of computer programs.
    Demonstrated experience in using Excel and Word software.
    Knowledge of Nutrition/Diet and Reproductive Health.
    Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic. Working knowledge of Eritrean/ Beja and/or Benna/Hammer language is an asset.


If you feel you fit the required profile and are available for the assignment, please submit your cv and the technical proposal in English. All the documents must be submitted in pdf version. Submit via email to
[email protected]
on or before 30 May 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to write the technical proposal :

The Technical proposal will consist of three separate parts – the Technical Approach, Personnel, and Management Plan. The proposal should be prepared as per format below and they will be evaluated based on the scoring criteria mentioned here below. Bidders should follow the page limits identified for each section below. Bidders are also encouraged to avoid overly generic proposal language and instead provide a contextually-appropriate, descriptive, and specific plan for managing the activities and reaching the expected deliverables.

Technical Proposal:

Technical Approach (2-3 pgs.) – Maximum points 20

Description of the approach and methods proposed to carry out the formative research works as per objectives, methods and deliverables specified
Description of the potential challenges or risk and mitigation measures that the offeror will undertake to overcome them. 

Personnel (3 pgs.) – Maximum points 35

Description of qualification 
Description of past experience in conducting similar formative research in the region (attach relevant examples of research work completed) 

Management Plan (2 pgs.) – Maximum points 15

Description of how the researcher will manage the required research work within a specific time frame

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