Nutrition Advisor, Nepal – USAID/Nepal Integrated Nutrition Activity (INA)

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 7+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : May 26, 2022

Job Description

Save the Children is seeking a Nutrition Advisor for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Integrated Nutrition Activity (INA) program in Nepal. The program will focus on strengthening the government of Nepal’s (GON) commitment and capacity to improve nutrition outcomes and to ensuring a healthy and productive workforce. This senior leadership position will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation, and overall quality assurance of the project. The Nutrition Advisor will report directly to Chief of Party and ensure implementation of high impact, quality programming, and proven interventions that meet stated goals and reporting requirements.  The position will be located in Kathmandu.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)  

Nutrition Strategy and Leadership (35%)

  • Provide technical leadership for the overall of nutrition into project design and approach, including issues of food security, WASH, gender mainstreaming, and social and behavior change (SBC).
  • Lead the rapid start-up and implementation of integrated nutrition and SBC activities in collaboration with partners and government stakeholders.
  • Work with the MEAL Director to oversee and coordinate formative and evaluative research using participatory methodologies to build local capacity and to design high impact interventions based on the social and cultural context in target areas. Lead development of the nutrition strategy and ensure integration of nutrition analysis recommendations into project plans.
  • Update the nutrition strategy annually alongside the project work plan using formal and informal feedback.
  • Coordinate with project staff, including managers and technical specialists, to ensure the implementation of the nutrition strategy into project activities.

Project Implementation & Quality Assurance (50%)  

  • Design and conduct nutrition components of assessments or standalone nutrition assessments as appropriate, ensuring use of findings to adapt project implementation.
  • Based on research findings and stakeholder consultations, coordinate with the technical team to lead the development of evidence-based nutrition tools and materials.
  • Provide technical oversight for the design, development, and implementation of all nutrition tools and training materials in collaboration with partners and stakeholders to maintain a quality and consistent approach across all target areas and technical interventions.
  • Support project reporting, ensuring that updates and progress on related indicators and successes are included in project reports and annual work plans.
  • Work with and support the MEAL team to develop context-specific indicators for nutrition, measure outcomes, and collect and analyze data.

Coordination & Capacity Building (15%)  

  • Build capacity of project and partner staff in nutrition principles.
  • Represent nutrition aspects of the project to external stakeholders, such as the donor, governments, and partners; disseminate learnings and best practices; and participate in technical working groups.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in nutrition, public health, or in a closely related field.
  • At least seven years of experience designing, implementing, or supporting nutrition programming, preferably in South Asia. Experience in Nepal is highly desired.
  • Prior experience delivering large-scale nutrition (nutrition-specific and sensitive) or multi-sectoral projects of similar or related nature, size, and complexity and demonstrated experience managing large interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong technical skills in multi-sectoral nutrition programming, including health, WASH, and food security.
  • A history of providing technical assistance to governments to improve nutrition through governmental health systems, processes, and service delivery models.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead and work effectively in team settings.
  • Strong working familiarity with USAID requirements, regulations, and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to address behavior change issues in improving household nutrition status.
  • Experience in nutrition research, indicators, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Nepali language proficiency preferred.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team… 

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children  

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

How to Apply

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