CARE Ethiopia: Terms of Reference (ToR) for baseline assessment of nutritional Practice, trends, and gender dynamics of the target community for Catalyzing Strengthened policy action for healthy Diets and resilience (CASCADE) project


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Terms of Reference (ToR) for baseline assessment of nutritional

Practice, trends, and gender dynamics of the target community for

Catalyzing Strengthened policy action for healthy Diets and resilience (CASCADE) project

1. Background

Founded in 1945, CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE started working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to severe drought and famine. The main focus of our work is addressing the root causes of poverty and vulnerability through nexus and development programing as well as humanitarian response. This includes programing for improve governance; water and sanitation; food security; women's economic justice; sexual and reproductive health and rights; and nutrition; and household and community level resilience.

Our programs are implemented across both rural and urban areas. CARE Ethiopia works in multiple sectors including the following priorities: Food Security; Livelihoods & Resilience; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Humanitarian Response; Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights; Women's Economic Justice; Dignified Work. CARE's operation spans the majority of the country: Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Sidama, SSomali, Tigray, Addis Ababa, and Dire Dawa.

CARE is a global leader in a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice, putting women and girls in the center.

CARE International started working in Ethiopia in 1984, initially responding to severe drought and famine that killed nearly one million people. While we still provide emergency food relief, our work has expanded to address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability through longer-term development work.

CARE Ethiopia is a humanitarian non-governmental organization committed to working with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities, and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty that aimed at contributing to economic and social transformation, unleashing the power of the most vulnerable women and girls, honoring their dignity being with its mutual supportive alliance.

CARE Ethiopia's core programmatic approaches are centered on tackling the underlying causes of poverty and social justice. Accordingly, it works in the area of sexual and reproductive health, food security and nutrition, Climate change adaptation and resilience, and humanitarian response. CASCADE is one of the projects in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition unit which aims to Increase access to and consumption of healthy diets and increase the resilience to price and climate change-related shocks and stresses among household members, particularly women of reproductive age and children.

CARE Ethiopia strives for all its programs to be gender transformative whenever possible. To help conceptualize this notion, CARE Ethiopia envisions gender equality for a world where all girls and boys are safe from harm, where they and valued, and where they have equitable access to quality food and time to devote to education, work, rest, and play. For the CASCADE project, addressing gender in nutrition is critical; as addressing gender inequalities can result in larger improvements in malnutrition than if gender inequalities are not tackled. Without addressing the core issue of gender (e.g. decision-making, access to Resources, and power), we may not make as much progress as is needed to improve nutrition. To this end, the CASCADE project is looking for an external consultant or consultancy firm to assess food and nutritional practice and trends and the gender dynamics which impacts the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under 14 years.


Applicants should submit their technical proposal and financial proposal separately in a sealed envelope. The technical and financial proposals constitute 80% and 20% of the total evaluation score, respectively. The three firms/consultants with passing and highest technical points (>=70 out of 100) will have their financial proposals evaluated, and the bidder with the highest total of technical and financial scores (with their respective weights) will be selected. CARE Ethiopia has the right to contact short-listed and potential candidates to present their proposals to the team and negotiate on terms and conditions if required.

The deadline to submit the proposal is November 28, 2022, at 4:30 PM. All applications marked as "Catalyzing Strengthened policy action for Healthy Diets and resilience (CASCADE) project nutritional assessment Consultancy" should be submitted in person to CARE Ethiopia, Procurement Unit, Addis Ababa, around 22 Mazoria, behind Lex Plaza building, next to Ha'Geez Cultural Restaurant.

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