Technical Advisor II – Nutrition

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Job Summary:

FHI 360 seeks a Nutrition Technical Advisor II to support growth of the organization’s nutrition and food security portfolio, expand the organization’s global thought leadership, and provide technical support and oversight to a growing portfolio of bilateral health and nutrition projects. The advisor will stay abreast of the latest technical developments and donor trends and represent FHI 360’s interests in donor forums, global norms setting bodies, and professional meetings. S/he will sit within FHI 360’s Nutrition and Food Security Team, and collaborate closely with the organization’s regional offices, enterprise services, and relevant subsidiaries. This is a US-based position.

Accountabilities

Program Development:

Collaborate with regional offices and other departments to grow FHI 360’s nutrition portfolio and global footprint. Stay abreast of donor trends and identify opportunities for expanding FHI 360’s nutrition portfolio at both country and global level

Maintain and grow relationships with donor representatives, potential partners, and other key sector stakeholders

Lead the design and development of nutrition and food security project proposals

Contribute to development projects led by other divisions and departments where they include significant nutrition components

*Program Quality:*

Support start-up of new nutrition projects and provide ongoing technical support and oversight to established bilateral projects. Identify project technical needs and ensure timely provision of short-term technical assistance either directly or through consultants, including provision of direct in-country support

Support development of technical briefs and other knowledge products, ensuring their technical quality and relevance

Support development of donor reports and annual work plans and collaborate closely with regional offices to ensure the quality and integrity of donor submissions

Facilitate networking and collaboration across projects and between HQ and Country-based staff

Thought Leadership:

Support the positioning of FHI 360 as a thought leader in the field of nutrition and food systems. Identify opportunities within existing projects to advance the evidence base and work with project staff and others to document and disseminate findings

Identify, develop, and secure funding to pursue strategic lines of inquiry with the aim of contributing to the peer-reviewed evidence base

Ensure the quality and integrity of any related research and publications

Applied knowledge and skills

Knowledge of best practices and evolving global evidence in the field of nutrition and food systems

Knowledge of the global nutrition donor environment, including detailed understanding USAID’s interests and investments in nutrition

Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated expertise in technical and business development writing and presentation skills

Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities

Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to influence others of the importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment

Competency in a second language preferred

Education

Master’s degree or its international equivalent in the field of nutrition, public health, or a related field

Project Management (PM) Certification preferred

Experience

12+ years of relevant experience in the field of nutrition or public health

Demonstrated experience engaging with governments, normative bodies, or committees at global, regional or national level around nutrition or related fields

Demonstrated success in leading nutrition related business development efforts. Experience in development of USAID projects strongly preferred

Established networks and contacts within the global nutrition and public health field

Direct implementation experience in low to middle income countries (LMIC) highly desired. Experience providing technical support to LMIC required

Typical Physical Demands

Ability to spend long hours looking at a computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard

Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Ability to move 5 – 25 lbs.

Travel Requirements

Up to 25%

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