Nutrition Advisor at ACDI/VOCA Tanzania, May 2018
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.
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.
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.