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Hiring: Nutrition Advisor (Chemonics International - FEWS NET)

Hiring: Nutrition Advisor (Chemonics International - FEWS NET)

Posted by Chemonics Recruiter on 29 Jul 2016

Chemonics seeks a nutrition advisor to support the USAID‐funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The current phase of FEWS NET focuses on nutrition and health issues, in particular, how a better understanding of these issues can improve the project's food security analysis and early warning. FEWS NET seeks a highly qualified and motivated nutrition advisor to lead this aspect of the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

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 

• Master's degree in a discipline directly relevant to the position, preferably in nutrition or public health, required 

• Experience in the following areas required:
o Analysis of complex survey data, particularly nutrition and health data;
o Development and implementation of nutrition and health surveys, preferably in emergencies: experience with standardized monitoring and assessment of relief and transitions (SMART)
o 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:
o Nutrition surveillance
o Nutrition causal analysis
o Early warning

• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Strong presentation and representation skills
• Written and spoken fluency in English and working knowledge of another language, preferably French
• Eligible to work in the United States

Application Instructions:
Apply through our Career Center at by August 11, 2016. No telephone inquiries, please. Only 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.