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PAK 08-Technical assistance for the development of rules of business for implementation of the Food Authority Act (FAA) 2016, and strengthening of the Food Control Authority (FCA) for Government of the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Balochistan province of Pakistan

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Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN focal points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multisectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Profile/qualifications of consultant

A Consultant or a team of Consultants with requisite local knowledge and skill set would be preferred for this TA.

The Consultant(s) will be selected following a competitive recruitment process. The profile of the Consultant(s) has been presented below.


  1. At least Post-graduate level qualification experience in Law/ Food Law/ Food Safety/ Food Safety Law/ Food Regulatory Compliance/ any other related field(s).
  2. Knowledge and experience related to Human Nutrition is preferred.

Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is mandatory.


  1. At least 10 years of relevant experience in formulating and/or implementing and/or reviewing Food Safety Acts and Regulations. 
  2. Experience of supporting the national/ sub-national government(s) in setting up and/ or strengthening and/ or managing food safety authorities/ control bodies.
  3. Experience reviewing and analyzing global food regulations/ laws/ Acts and synthesizing relevant information to contextualize to national/ sub-national settings. 
  4. Experience of developing government’s project planning documents (PC-1). 
  5. Experience of working with Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)/ Food Department/ Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR)/ law firms with expertise in food legislation would be an added advantage. 
  6. Proven experience in managing multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral working groups in national and/or sub-national settings.
  7. Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment is an asset.

Please view detailed TOR's in attachment.