Nutrition Expert – Nepal
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for FED Value Chain Advisor/ PUA Specialist. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached job description.
Winrock International is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to work with the poor and disadvantaged in the United States and around the world to help them increase long term productivity, equity and sustainable resource management. Program emphasis includes agriculture and rural development, forestry and natural resource management, rural enterprise and employment, renewable energy, and women's leadership. Over 100 projects are underway in forty developing countries and the United States.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position also includes benefits.
Applicants may go to Winrock’s Job Page at www.winrock.org. Search under location “INTL” for the Nutrition Expert position description and complete the on-line application and upload your CV and cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted by Winrock. Application deadline is October 18, 2013.
Women and individuals from minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
POSITION TITLE: Nutrition Expert
LOCATION: Kathmandu with travel to in Mid- and Far-West
GROUP/UNIT: Enterprise and Agriculture/ KISAN Project
REPORTS TO: KISAN Chief of Party
The overall goal of the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger in Nepal by achieving inclusive growth in the agriculture sector, increasing income of farm families and improving nutritional status, especially of women and children. USAID/Nepal will implement the project over a five-year period through an integrated, whole-of-government approach of strategic agriculture and nutrition investments supporting contributions in cross-cutting areas. This Project will focus on 16 to 20 Terai and lower hill districts in the Far-Western region, Mid-Western region, and possibly the Western region of Nepal. This multifaceted Project will integrate agriculture and nutrition in order to increase agriculture production and improve the nutrition status of women and children under 5 years.
Winrock seeks a senior nutrition expert to lead the Nutrition component of the USAID/Nepal KISAN Project and be responsible for achieving the project’s targets. The Nutrition Expert will work closely with the COP to provide strategic leadership of the nutrition and WASH component of the project. The Nutrition Expert will work closely with senior members of the GON.
Provide strategic technical leadership and direction for the project and ensure efficient planning,
implementation and monitoring of quality program activities for nutrition; water, hygiene and
sanitation and homestead food production activities with team members and stakeholders
Along with COP, serve as primary point of contact for all nutrition activities
Provide overall technical guidance to subcontractors including Regional Nutrition Manager and
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Manager, Social Behavior Change Communication Specialist,
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist and Regional and Homestead Food Production Coordinator
Ensure that KISAN agriculture and nutrition activities are fully integrated and there is strong
coordination and clear communication among subcontractors, project offices and staff
Develop and maintain strong linkages, in coordination with the COP and the Component B Field
Operation Manager (new position), with Government of Nepal (GON) and the GON Point of Contact in the MoHP as well as other GON counterparts (Nutrition
Technical Committee/Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), Nutrition and Food Security
Steering Committee/National Planning Commission (NPC), Nutrition and Food Security Nutrition Secretariat, National Health, Education, Information and Communication Center) and other programs and partners working in nutrition and governance, such as Suaahara, Health For Life, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP and others, as required to ensure consistency and harmonization in program implementation
Ensure project activities are implemented to a high degree of quality and are consistent with global nutrition best practices, relevant Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health and Population policies and USAID Nepal’s technical direction
Maintain relationships with the Government of Nepal, particularly with the MOHP and the NPC to foster support and advocacy for food security and improve nutrition per the scope of the KISAN program
Develop advocacy plans, strategies and messages in line with MOHP policy and strategies and in
coordination with the USAID Suaahara project
In close coordination with the Agriculture Expert and Component B Field Operations Manager,
actively engage in high level coordination, steering and technical committee meetings; and in multisectoral nutrition and food security policy, strategy development and planning processes with the GON and other donors/stakeholders
Coordinate with the KISAN Point of Contact in the Child Health Division as well as the National Health Training Center and Ministry of Urban
Development for water, sanitation and hygiene activities
Assist GON counterparts to identify areas of advocacy within the GON systems for improved
implementation; participate on key child health related technical working groups such as the
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness and others
Manage the reporting process for Component B nutrition activities in close coordination with the
Component B Field Operations Manager