TRAction issues Request for Applications for an Evaluation of the Delivery System of Nutrient Supplement (Koko Plus) in Ghana
The TRAction Project has issued a request for evaluate the Delivery System of Nutrient Supplement (Koko Plus) in Ghana, by conducting an evaluation of the coverage achieved through the “Koko Plus” product promotion and distribution system, using a social marketing approach to reach the target population: children aged 6-24 months residing in households at the lower end of the economic scale.
This grant will focus on conducting the evaluation component of this implementation study. The research will support an implementation research study with the primary objective of designing and testing a delivery system for the promotion and use of the “Koko Plus.” This model may also be helpful to AJICO in the development of future base of the pyramid business development strategies. The research will be carried out in two to three Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. AJICO is conducting an efficacy study of the product in two districts in the Central Region. To avoid leakages and possible interference with the efficacy study, the study site should be at least 50 kilometers (two hours drive or more) from the efficacy study sites.
Applicants must have no less than 10 years of experience in working with micronutrient fortified food products. The successful vendor should have experience with working on public/private approaches to the development, marketing, and evaluation of fortified food products. It should have experience working with the commercial private sector, the Government of Ghana, and non-governmental organizations. Expertise in evaluation is essential, along with experience with social marketing interventions to reinforce understanding and acceptance of specific products. Experience with USAID projects is preferred.
Interested applicants should submit applications following the criteria specified in the RFP by 5:00 pm (EST) Thursdasy, August 30, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org