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Senior Nutrition Specialist, USAID Laos Nurture

Location: Lao Democratic Republic


Senior Nutrition Specialist, USAID Laos Nurture Impact Evaluation


Project Objective:

SI has been contracted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to conduct an impact evaluation to test the effectiveness of USAID Nurture, a multi-sectoral intervention to reduce stunting in children throughout Laos. The impact evaluation will contribute to the evidence base in determining whether the multi-sectoral approach to reduce stunting is successful within the Laos context and what changes may be needed to improve results. The purpose of this project is to provide data and feedback to help increase the effectiveness of Activity implementation, and it is designed to answer two evaluation questions, outlined below:

  • What is the effectiveness of the USAID Nurture approach in improving the nutritional status of children under two in target areas?
  • To what extent did each of the individual components of the USAID Nurture approach (maternal, IYCF, and WASH) contribute to the effectiveness of the overall approach?

Period of Performance:

This is a part-time position, and we are looking to hire as soon as possible. Level of Effort estimates are outlined below:

  • 18 Days in 2019 (Midline data collection)
  • 18 Days in 2020 (Endline data collection)


The Senior Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for providing technical guidance on nutrition-related components of the evaluation deliverables. They will draft nutrition-related elements of the qualitative interview protocols and provide feedback on nutrition and WASH-related revisions to the quantitative survey. The Senior Nutrition Specialist will also lead analysis of and reporting on WASH and nutrition indicators to feed into final deliverables and help oversee preliminary data collection to provide guidance and oversight on measurement of key nutrition and WASH indicators. They will also contribute to qualitative data collection and analysis by co-facilitating Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions with beneficiaries, community leaders, and other stakeholders.


  • At least Master’s Degree in relevant nutrition or public health field;
  • Experience conducting evaluations in the nutrition field; particularly with qualitative methodologies;
  • Familiarity with nutrition indicators, sanitation indicators, and anthropometric measurements

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience with qualitative research at the intersection between nutrition and sanitation programs;
  • Familiarity with the Laos government Asia regional, and U.S. Government’s initiatives/ guidance on nutrition and WASH

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in Lao language.
  • Experience working in Southeast Asia.

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