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Ethiopia: Multi-sectoral Collaboration For Nutrition Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia (All Nationalities) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Cuso International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Dec 2018

Location Harar, Ethiopia

Start Date Nov 2019 – Jan 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.

Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of this placement in Harar is to strengthen the maternal and child nutritional care service provision in East Harrarghe Zone through capacity building and system strengthening in East Harrarghe Zone Government sector offices that are the member of the zonal nutrition coordination committee.

The project has three intermediate objectives:

1) Improve nutrition practices and services for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

2) Improve nutrition-sensitive practices for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

3) Strengthen governance of gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the Federal, Regional, Zonal and Woreda levels.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conduct institutional nutrition capacity assessment to identify gaps

  • Design and implement multi-sectoral nutrition capacity building activities

  • Assist the Zonal Nutrition Coordination Committee (NCC) in planning sector specific nutrition related activities

  • Support the design and implementation of locally appropriate household dietary diversity strategies and food recipes

  • Assist in the design and implementation of local food preservation methods, and use of improved cooking technology

Essential Academic Qualifications:

BSc degree in food science and nutrition, human nutrition, post-harvest handling and food processing or related field

Essential Professional Background:

At least two years’ experience in managing /advising Nutrition-Sensitive development interventions or experience in design of household dietary diversity strategies and food recipes

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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