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Nutrition advisor

Location: * Washington, DC
Department: East and Southern Africa
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Description

The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) produces credible, evidence-driven, and timely analysis of food insecurity around the world.
 
FEWS NET is seeking a Nutrition Advisor to support the improved use of nutrition information and analysis in FEWS NET’s food security analysis and reporting. The Nutrition Advisor will directly supervise and support regional and national nutrition officers across the project.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical guidance on the inclusion and use of health and nutrition information in food security monitoring, assessments, and analysis, including scenario building and integrated food security phase classification (IPC)
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a database of nutrition and health survey data for each of FEWS NET's presence countries;
  • Oversee the development of nutrition context documents for select FEWS NET countries;
  • Conduct nutrition causal analysis (NCA) studies to understand the causes of undernutrition in different contexts;
  • Provide technical guidance on the implementation of food security and nutrition (e.g. SMART) surveys and assessments; 
  • Actively contribute to the IPC nutrition technical working group
  • Facilitate nutrition trainings to FEWS NET staff and external partners;
  • Manage, coordinate, and support two regional nutrition specialists and two national nutrition officers for the project;
  • Promote and support collaboration with local, regional, and international partners in health and nutrition-related activities
  • Propose innovative initiatives and tools that will contribute to early warning;
  • Provide guidance to the development and refinement of the approach to health and nutrition related methods and products
  • Promote and support collaboration with local, regional, and international partners in health and nutrition‐related activities
  • Provide input to and participation in the preparation and dissemination of decision‐support products, including monthly reports, special reports, alerts, and briefings
  • Collaborate with FEWS NET implementation partners in carrying out project activities
  • Support the development and strengthening of global partners and food security systems
  • Ensure that there is efficiency and effectiveness in the management and compliance of the contractual requirements
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Qualifications
  • Authorization to work in the United States required
  • Fluency in English required and working knowledge of French is preferred
  • Master's degree in a discipline directly relevant to the position, preferably in nutrition or public health, required
  • Significant, directly related professional experience can substitute for education experience
  • Experience in the following areas required: 
    • Analysis of complex survey data, particularly nutrition and health data;
    • Development and implementation of nutrition and health surveys, preferably in emergencies: experience with standardized monitoring and assessment of relief and transitions (SMART)
    • Provision of training to partners and staff
  • Understanding of household food security concepts, terms, and analytical approaches and a strong interest in multi‐sectoral, integrated analysis
  • Significant experience implementing relevant programming or conducting research/analysis in developing countries
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff across 25 country and regional offices
  • Ability to travel internationally, approximately 30 percent of the time
  • Experience in people management and particularly with remote management 
  • Demonstrable skills in brokering, negotiating, networking, and coordinating with various stakeholders
  • Experience in training and building capacity of partners and staff members
  • Experience in the following areas desired:
    • Nutrition surveillance
    • Nutrition causal analysis
    • Early warning
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong presentation and representation skills
Application Instructions: 
Apply through our Career Center
by November 29 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. 

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.