Nutrition International NGO Advisor, Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition Jobs

Working as part of Nutrition International’s Global Technical Team, and based in the Africa Regional Office, the position supports and advises Nutrition International staff, national governments, other external partners and consultants in Africa on appropriate strategies and interventions to improve the health and nutrition status of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age (WRA), in line with Nutrition International’s strategic objectives.

The main focus would be on current programming directed to reducing anemia through increasing access to, and consumption of Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) Supplements, and de-worming tablets for school-going and out of school adolescent girls as well as for women of reproductive age.

The post-holder will support Nutrition International staff in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs in the Africa region ensuring new knowledge and lessons learned are shared throughout Nutrition International and through wider dissemination as appropriate in liaison with the Research and Evaluation Advisor, Africa.

The post-holder will work in collaboration with other Nutrition International Africa technical staff working in related areas - Behavior Change, Research and Evaluation, Monitoring and Reporting as well as having close liaison with Senior Technical Advisor for Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition in the Global Technical Services Unit, HQ.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development

  • Support the development of Nutrition International’s Project Concept Notes and proposals in Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition adding value through applying technical and programmatic expertise and up-to-date subject awareness to ensure proposals are technically sound, effective, realistic, achievable and sustainable.
  • Promote the need to propose innovative platforms and partnerships for delivery of health and nutrition interventions to adolescent girls and WRA, bear in mind that integrated programs for these cohorts can be complex.
  • Develop or provide inputs to Nutrition International project performance measurement (monitoring, and as needed, evaluation) frameworks to ensure that realistic indicators and targets are set for projects.
  • Support the development of operations, implementation or evaluation research, opportunities and ideas when a need is identified, to investigate persistent constraints to improving Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition to better inform program design, and identify innovative and effective approaches which could be scaled up.
  • Pro-actively propose strategies, tools, guidelines and resource materials to support Nutrition International staff and partners in the design, implementation, monitoring of interventions to improve the effectiveness of Nutrition International programs with a focus on innovation and application of evidence-based approaches as appropriate.
  • Review components related to adolescent and WRA health and nutrition in initiatives being considered as part of wider Nutrition International programming.

    Program Implementation

  • Support the development of Terms of Reference for key program components.
  • Provide technical QA and support to Nutrition International staff and partners across relevant sectors in implementing programs in Adolescent girls and WRA Health and Nutrition, ensuring appropriate engagement of Government, development partners and other stakeholders.
  • Provide technical backstopping to address problems arising during program implementation.
  • Consideration for gender equality issues and program design informed by gender analysis will be essential to technical assistance provided

    External Relations

  • Develop networks and collaborative relations to facilitate and reinforce sharing of best practice with
    other relevant programs, experts and organizations in Africa and globally.
  • Ensure documentation of lessons learned from Nutrition International work on adolescent girls and WRA, (for reporting but also for other wider dissemination) – and on regional partnership development and maintenance
  • Promote the value and application of effective strategies for delivering improved nutrition and health services for adolescent, and WRA to stakeholders, government and donor representatives.
  • Represent Nutrition International on technical working groups and other regional fora relating to this field.
  • Stay abreast of, and contribute to, the latest knowledge and best practices related to programs relevant to Adolescent and WRA Health and Nutrition.
  • Support Nutrition International resource mobilization initiatives as required e.g. writing/reviewing components for external funding proposals and suggesting ideas for new grants

    Program Monitoring

  • In liaison with the Regional Monitoring and Reporting Manager, support Nutrition International country teams through tracking their work in monitoring and reporting on Adolescent and WRA Health and Nutrition programs, providing suggestions for quality improvement as appropriate.
  • In liaison with the Grant Managers, provide supportive supervision to country adolescent and WRA health and nutrition programs
  • Monitor approaches, roles of selected partners, tools, materials and strategies developed across Nutrition International projects and interventions to identify opportunities for disseminating for organizational learning

    Program Research and Evaluation

  • In liaison with the Regional Research and Evaluation Advisor, and/or Senior Advisor in Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition in GTS unit, HQ as appropriate, support the design of studies and guide implementation research and baseline and end line data collection for monitoring the progress and evaluations for measuring impact of Nutrition International programs aimed at improving Adolescent and WRA Health and Nutrition, including review of ToR and support to identification and management of consultants and research agencies.

    Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

  • Postgraduate level degree in Public Health or Human Nutrition or Sexual and Reproductive Health or related qualifications are essential.
  • Qualification or training in Adolescent Health and Nutrition is desirable
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in Public Health and Nutrition preferably in the Africa Region
  • At least 3 years of work experience working on Adolescent and women’s health and Nutrition programs or school health programs or sexual and Reproductive Health with a focus on girls and women is essential.

  • in international development work and in particular program design and management is desirable
  • Experience in research, monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
  • Fluent written and spoken English essential, knowledge of French languages desirable.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 31st August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Nutrition International NGO Advisor, Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition Jobs

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