Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI)
Last Date: September 20, 2011
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TOR for Technical Consultant
The Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI) began in 2004 as
a network of public, private, and civic sector partners working together
to make flour fortification standard milling practice around the world.
FFI is seeking a Technical Consultant. FFI works in close collaboration
with agencies of the United Nations, international development agencies,
milling industries and national governments. The FFI goal is for 80% of
the world's flour produced in large roller mills to be fortified by 2015
so that people have more vitamins and minerals in their staple foods.
Currently 60 countries require fortification of at least one type of
flour. FFI estimates that about 30% of the world roller mill flour is
fortified through these mandatory and other voluntary efforts.
Technical Consultant will be based in India and will report to FFI
Director, and FFI Technical and Training Coordinator. The Technical
Consultant’s primary job is to extend technical support for fortification
within the flour milling industry; conduct technical sessions during
workshops as needed; and keep abreast of the industry’s best
international practices. The Technical Consultant will work closely with
the scientific authorities and food and nutrition communities to ensure
that recommended standards are technically feasible. The Technical
Consultant will help country leaders establish fortification standards
that comply with international guidelines and address the country’s
nutrient deficiencies. As a member of the FFI global technical team, the
Consultant will contribute to the overall leadership, decision-making and
strategic direction of FFI and will work in collaborative and strategic
manner with FFI counterparts, collaborators, national associations,
industry bodies as well as senior members of the global network.
Under the terms of the contract, the Consultant will carry
out the following activities:
Visit flour mills in various countries to assess the flour
fortification program. This will require frequent travel.
Work with country leaders to follow through on
recommendations to accomplish a successful fortification program.
Help industry leaders in various countries train the
milling staff in fortification best practices, including securing quality
premix and conducting regular quality evaluations and prepare assessment
report based on the findings/results as needed.
Function as a resource person for training
programs/workshops/ consultations for millers, food technologists,
nutrition specialists and government officials
Develop overall understanding on wheat flour fortification
and build capacity on technical, program implementation and quality
Provide technical and updated information to expert
groups/ agencies on wheat flour fortification, process milling
technology, premix compositions and specifications, quality assurance
(QA) and quality control (QC).
Build technical capacity of regulatory personnel,
government officials, development authorities and other officials engaged
in implementation of flour fortification programs.
Recommend standards, based on World Health Organization
recommendations, on wheat flour fortification based on the rate of
extraction, fortificant compound and estimated per capita flour
Participate in international/national consultations and
provide technical input/ information on flour fortification
Provide quality technical inputs on consequences of
micronutrient deficiencies, lower productivity and endurance, measurement
of appropriate quantity of the micronutrients intake through fortified
Understand clinical and bio-chemical evidences of flour
fortification and suggest correct measures in various forums
Master the knowledge of bio-available forms of
micronutrients and selection of compounds and pre-mixes; Encourage use of
the most effective nutrients
Identify technical and knowledge gaps of the milling
industries and provide sufficient technical guidance to remedy those
Attend FFI-EMT meetings, CDC and Emory University
Technical groups as needed
Attend FFI staff calls and provide latest technical
updates about the ongoing assignment/task
This is a full time position and the person is expected to
operate out of India in a metropolitan area with access to communication
infrastructure and international airport.
Submit monthly and periodic reports about the activities
Submit detailed training/workshop/field visit reports
within ten days of the program
Submit technical and other such reports when requested
within a stipulated time
Submit power point presentations for review/feedback by
the FFI expert group
The Technical Consultant will directly report to FFI
Director and Training & Technical Support Coordinator. The Consultant
will work in close coordination with FFI Global Secretariat (in Atlanta),
and Coordinator of the India Flour Fortification Network.
Master’s degree desired, in business, public health,
milling technology, food, nutrition or other relevant discipline or
equivalent work experience.
Significant experience (at least 10 years) in the milling
industry or food industry/food fortification division
Deep knowledge and experience in key foods and nutrition
content areas such as: availability of nutrition, nutrition loss during
Understanding about stakeholder engagement, wheat supply
chain, milling industry environment, regional and local trade barriers
Experience in developing technical report and
participating in strategic discussions
Proven leadership, including a demonstrated ability to
manage large audiences and diverse groups
Outstanding verbal, written, and facilitation skills.
Willingness to undertake business travel (~ 40 - 60%
Language skills: Spoken and written fluency in English. A
second European language such as French language will be a plus.
Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced
network organization with a collaborative environment.
Willingness to learn from international technical experts
on aforesaid subjects and food fortification and horn the skills as
expert of these areas
High ethical standards and commitment to FFI core values
of Leadership, Respect and Integrity.
Potential applicants may apply to Quentin Johnson, FFI
Training and Technical Coordinator at
a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
along with your complete CV detailing your qualification and experience.
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Last date for submitting complete application: September