Regional Nutrition Advisor*


The position is to be filled as of January 1, 2022, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with frequent travel to other program countries in the West & Central Africa region.

As Regional Nutrition Advisor, you will assist country teams in West & Central Africa (WCA) by ensuring service-oriented program and project support through capacity building, consultancy services and backstopping regarding nutrition related subject matters, methods and instruments. Your area of responsibilty includes the development, promotion and maintenance of subject specific guidelines and minimum requirements for programs and projects in the WCA region. Additionally, you will ensure sector-specific knowledge as well as a good innovation and practice management in order to promote high project and program quality.

Your responsibilities Conduct activities to shape Welthungerhilfe’s profile in the nutrition sector in the WCA region as defined in the organisation’s global strategy

Support country teams to keep Welthungerhilfe´s sector related knowledge and positions up to date in the relevant country specific approaches

Systematically increase Welthungerhilfe´s skills and knowledge on nutrition with technical backstopping

Enhance analytical competencies for proper project planning on “Programming Towards Improved Nutrition” by supporting country teams in Contextual Analysis of Nutrition (CAN) and planning appropriate interventions focused primarily on the prevention of malnutrition

Support technical backstopping in selected countries to strengthen nutrition related M&E systems in cross-sectoral projects and programs

Work as part of a cross-functional team to establish Welthungerhilfe’s nutrition approach in the WCA region

Support country teams in adapting and further developing Welthungerhilfe’s country-specific nutrition frameworks in line with the global strategy, country-specific needs, and the international state of the art in the field

Supervise and guide selected country offices and project offices in the proper planning and implementation of nutrition related activities

Track developments in Welthungerhilfe´s nutrition profile (at program and project level) and organize cross-regional knowledge-exchange

Conduct and organize trainings related in that field and further develop Welthungerhilfe’s conceptual approaches adjusted to the respective country specific context

Represent Welthungerhilfe in the regional nutrition community and increase Welthungerhilfe´s visibility in the international nutrition community

Your profile A relevant Masters degree (MSc) in Nutrition/Public Health in developing countries

At least 5 years’ experience working in nutrition programs in developing countries in West and Central Africa and Caribbean

Programming and/or policy development experience in at least one of the following sectors: agriculture, water and sanitation, livelihoods

Familiarity with methodologies for conducting a contextual analysis or scoping assessments on nutrition and nutrition surveys (SMART, KAP)

Proven experience in nutrition-related social behavior change programs and conducting nutrition surveys/assessments

Experience in conducting training and mentoring

Field experience in emergency nutrition programming as well as in the prevention of malnutrition would be an asset

Strong understanding of nutrition sensitive programming and nutrition-related M&E systems

Ability to manage own work and to work under pressure

Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility

Excellent spoken and written English and French; proficiency in German language would be an advantage

Our offer We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.


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