Sunday, April 29, 2018

Nutrition Advisor at ACDI/VOCA Tanzania, May 2018

Nutrition Advisor at  ACDI/VOCA Tanzania, May 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI/AJIRA ACDI/VOCA TANZANIA
EMPLOYMENT/VACANCY OPPORTUNITY

Overview
ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.


Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor, Tanzania
We are currently seeking a Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Support Activity (MSNA) project based in Tanzania. MSNA will provide household level support to agriculture, nutrition, family planning, and water and sanitation activities.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and address opportunities to increase household production, purchase, and consumption of nutrient rich foods.
  • Provide technical assistance and monitoring for nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities and services.
  • Apply gender-sensitive best practices to develop innovative approaches to address barriers to intrahousehold allocation of food and decision making over household nutrition.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA interests during meetings related to nutrition-sensitive agriculture and other subjects with USAID Mission personnel, host-country government officials, international organizations, local and international NGOs, international donors, and others interested in ACDI/VOCA activities.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff in regional offices as needed.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in international nutrition, health, food security or other relevant field. Advanced degree preferred.   
  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience working on large donor-funded projects focusing on nutrition, agriculture, sanitation and hygiene, food security or other related technical areas.
  • Experience in private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales preferred.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in implementing programs aimed at improving nutrition through multi-sectoral strategies. 
  • Demonstrated history of providing highly effective technical and managerial leadership on projects of similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrated understanding of nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts in Tanzanian context.
  • Knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
  • Experience with USAID is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
  • Fluency in English required.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs . No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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