IITA Dietary Intake Lead for Nigerian National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey Jobs

IITA Dietary Intake Lead for Nigerian National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey Jobs


  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for
    the internationally recruited position of Dietary Intake Lead for Nigerian National Food
    Consumption and Micronutrient.

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.

  • Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

  • IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global
    agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Lead, plan, coordinate and supervise all activities related to dietary intake for the survey including pre-survey and main survey fieldwork.

    • Lead and/or contribute to activities for the development of detailed pre-survey field protocols
    (i.e. standard operating procedures for the development of standard recipes, collection of
    conversion factors and pre-testing of portion size estimation methods).

    • Lead pre-survey training workshops with field workers (i.e., training field workers to
    facilitate group discussions, and on methods for the collection of standard recipes, market
    surveys and pre-testing PSEM).

    • Lead and/contribute to data collection and analyses to generate databases to be uploaded into the INDDEX24 application.

    • Lead in the development of a data analysis plan for the dietary component of the survey,
    data-cleaning and drafting of dietary reports.

    • Lead training workshops with all field staff (i.e., field coordinators, supervisors and

    • Oversee coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of the

    • Work closely with all stakeholders of the NFCMS, particularly with the dietary technical
    advisors (such as Intake – Center for Dietary Assessment/FHI Solutions and International
    Dietary Data Expansion Project (INDDEX)).

    • Report to the overall survey coordinator.

    • Supervise project staff on dietary intake.

    • Perform any duties assigned by the supervisor (Overall Survey Coordinator).

    Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a finalised PhD in Nutrition, Food Science/Technology, Public Health or related fields.

    Core Competencies

    • At least five years of field-based work in large scale dietary surveys preferably in Nigeria or in low- and middle-income countries.

    • Demonstrated ability to
    be collaborative across activities while utilizing strong
    communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of the ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders.

    • Demonstrated capacity to manage complex teams, including problem solving skills, and
    capacity to meet deadlines and deliver quality deliverables to meet objectives.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Very strong written and verbal communication skills (proficiency in English).

    • Knowledge of Nigerian foods desirable.

    • 10 years of significant related international experience to successfully achieve meaningful
    and sustainable results.

    • Previous working experience in an international organization and/or in a complex or multifaceted environment.

    • Competence in quantitative analysis, with the ability to present patterns in data with both
    statistical rigor and simplicity to non-specialist audiences.

    • Ability to translate technical material into practical tools and guidance materials.

    • Visual creativity, including design of slides and diagrams and excellent presentation skills.

    • Reliable, timely, delivery-oriented working style

    • Capacity to foster effective, trusting, collaborative relationships, within the coordinating office, but also with external stakeholders

    • Fast learner with curiosity and appetite to take on challenging tasks personally

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision on specific tasks

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IITA Dietary Intake Lead for Nigerian National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey Jobs

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