Nutrition Specialist Job Vacancy at FHI 360 in Uganda

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist – Gender and Agriculture

FHI 360, Uganda
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 oces with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. FHI 360 – Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the following vacant position.

JOB REF: FHI 360- NS

JOB TITLE: Nutrition Specialist – Gender and Agriculture – Uganda FANTA (Kampala)

REPORTS TO: The Project Manager-FANTA

Position Summary:

The position is with the five year, USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) . The Nutrition Specialist, Gender and Agriculture will provide technical assistance and support to integrate nutrition into the gender, social development and agriculture sectors in Uganda in line with the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan objectives, integrate gender considerations into FANTA’s other activities (and across sectors), provide guidance on programming that links nutrition with agriculture and/or gender and support policy development at national and sub-regional levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the FANTA Uganda Project Manager:

   1. Provide technical assistance to USAID/Uganda, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development (MOGLSD), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).
   2. Work with gender, social development, agriculture sectors, nutrition committees and working groups to establish priorities, work plans and provide technical assistance to implement the work plans.
   3. Coordinate national and sub-regional nutrition policy development by planning and facilitating meetings and workshops, providing technical updates, and developing technical resources to guide the process.
   4. Support MOGLSD to integrate nutrition into the work of community development ocers, functional adult literacy and OVC program coordinators and others, as identified: Review policies and materials, develop guidelines, training materials, job aides, counseling materials, and support revision of job descriptions, and supervision materials.
   5. Support MAAIF to integrate nutrition into the work of mid- level and community level extension workers, using rigorous, evidence-based approaches.
   6. Make technical presentations, develop technical briefs, technical reference materials, and reports, based on evidence, as necessary.
   7. Contribute to FANTA’s Nutrition Fellows Program: provide mentorship to fellows, help develop leadership training and quarterly skill-building sessions, helping build skills in nutrition/ gender and nutrition/agriculture linkages.
   8. Contribute to FANTA’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting and knowledge management activities, specifically in theareas of gender and agriculture.
   9. Conduct rigorous formative research, qualitative and quantitative assessments as necessary to further understanding of gender, agriculture and nutrition linkages in Uganda.
  10. Support other FANTA activities, including advocacy, communication, pre-service and in service training, as needed.
  11. Participate in FANTA work planning and strategy development, reporting, quarterly and annual reporting to USAID/ Uganda and USAID/Washington.Participate in FANTA global initiatives, as requested

Requirement:

    * Master's degree in nutrition, agriculture, gender studios, or public health discipline or equivalent combination of education1 and experience.
    * At least 5 years relevant work experience. Experience with gender programming and familiarity with work on agriculture and nutrition linkages.
    * Experience working across sectors, multiple stakeholders and USAID funded programs preferred. Understanding of the UNAP,gender issues and other relevant policies in Uganda.
    * Knowledge of state of the art, evidence based approaches to agriculture and nutrition linkages.
    * Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write effectively for a range of audiences and purposes, including policy-makers, program managers and service providers. This includes the ability to make technical information accessible to non-technical audiences.
    * Excellent presentation, organizational, interpersonal skills, Initiative and ability to work independently and as a team.
    * Fluency in English relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)

Experience: 5


How to apply:
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV/resume including salary requirements to:

The Associate Director Finance and Administration, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, UGANDA or by email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org not later than November 30th, 2012.

Please specify the Job Ref Number indicated alongside the position


Deadline: 30th Nov 2012




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