Cuso International Food Security Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Cuso International Food Security Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. GROW project is a partnership among CARE Canada, Cuso International and McGill University.

In Ethiopia, the project will be implemented in East and West Hararghe Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional State and in Gewane and Argoba Special Woredas of Afar Regional States.

The implementation of the project is led by CARE Ethiopia in close partnership with the Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus of Oromia and Afar Regional States.

Cuso International Head Quarter and the Ethiopia Country Program Office will involve in deploying volunteers to strengthen the institutional and community nutrition capacity of the different sectors engaged in the implementation of GROW project in the respective targeted zonal and district administrative areas.


  • Identification of the livelihood, food security, and nutrition mechanisms of the community
  • Strengthening the livelihood, food security, and nutrition programming capacity of the development workers
  • Developing the nutrition sensitive programming capacity of partners at institutional and community level
  • Strengthening documentation and data system of the university
  • Strengthening nutrition elements of the research projects at the university
  • Linking gained experience across all partnerships for capacity building


  • Assist the assessment of project efficacy on the livelihoods, food security, and nutrition elements of the GROW intervention
  • Support the capacity building activities for the GROW program for Zonal, District and Kebele level development workers
  • Assist the design and implementation of GROW’s Y3 & Y4 program
  • Support HU in designing relevant community development interventions with emphasis of food security and livelihood diversification
  • Support HU in project proposals and scientific writing for various purposes
  • Support the child health and nutrition elements of the CHAMPS project

    Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • MSs. / MA degree in the following fields of study:
  • Community Nutrition/Rural Development/Public Health/Development Studies
  • Minimum of four years work experience in designing development/food security/nutrition interventions;
  • Demonstrated work experience in capacity development of nutrition and food security experts;
  • Experience on nutrition and food security assessments

    Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th November,2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Cuso International Food Security Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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