Job Opportunity: Technical Advisor for Food Systems and Healthy Diets - USAID Advancing Nutrition

USAID Advancing Nutrition is hiring a Technical Advisor for Food Systems and Healthy Diets. Please use this link to apply.




USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.

The Technical Advisor will provide technical support to the design and implementation of the USAID Advancing Nutrition portfolio for food systems for healthier diets. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in food systems or nutrition sensitive agriculture and be well grounded in realities of working on nutrition and dietary improvement in low and middle income country settings. The ideal candidate will also have experience with USAID programming.

S/he will work closely with the multidisciplinary team of USAID Advancing Nutrition and the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) to manage and support a portfolio of food systems activities aiming to improve diet quality globally and in specific country contexts. This position will engage with USAID Advancing Nutrition’s crosscutting areas of gender, monitoring and evaluation, social behaviour change and knowledge management. The Advisor will provide technical leadership and quality assurance to ensure that USAID Advancing Nutrition meets its work plan goals and objectives by working with project staff, host country counterparts, implementing partners, USAID mission staff or other global stakeholders to complete activities. The Technical Advisor reports to the Director of Food Systems, based in Arlington, VA. Because of the pandemic, the JSI offices are currently closed and all employees are working in remote capacity until the office reopens.

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