Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), Kenya
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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.
FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Associate Director, Research and Design Lead.
FHI 360 is seeking applicants for the Research and Design Lead of an anticipated USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program in Kenya.
The program will use an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to sustainably reduce acute malnutrition levels among vulnerable groups in northern Kenya.
Program implementation will utilize a phased approach with the first 18 to 24 months focused on a research and collaborative design phase, followed by a second phase of systems-driven implementation and institutional strengthening.
The Research and Design Lead will provide technical leadership to formative research activities, refinement of the Theory of Change, and development of a locally adapted programmatic approach to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) in Kenya within the USAID Title II Food for Peace funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program.
This role will additionally ensure the appropriateness and rigor of research methods, overseeing data collection and analysis related to formative research, and ascertain whether research results are useful and applicable for making decisions on program design.
The Research and Design Lead will be based in Nairobi and reports to the Chief of Party.
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