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Senior Nutrition Specialist urgently needed in WorldFish

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Elvy Wee


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28 Jun 2013, 16:56

WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector. WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries. The following opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of the organization: SENIOR NUTRITION SPECIALIST (based in Penang, Malaysia) This is a specialist in public health nutrition post in which the person will contribute to major new participatory research programs on poverty and vulnerability in aquatic agricultural systems and in producing more nutrient rich animal-source foods to reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. The Public Health Senior Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for: • Providing leadership for the design, implementation and reporting of the Center’s investment in research to improve nutritional outcomes in target groups through increased fish consumption in poor populations and vulnerable groups • Developing collaborative research proposals and fund-raise • Helping design and carry out rigorous evaluations to document the impacts of interventions on poverty, gender equity, food and nutrition security, fish consumption, dietary diversity and nutrition and health outcomes • Supporting and building on our current nutrition focused research and further strengthening the capacity of WorldFish and its partners to include nutritional dimensions in our work • Facilitating exchange of knowledge on, and out scaling of, best practice approaches in agriculture and nutrition linkages • Fostering strong partnerships with public and private sector and civil society organizations needed to implement research in nutrition and achieve impacts • Leading WorldFish staff directly focused on nutrition research and acting as the WorldFish focal point for CGIAR wide engagement and partnership in nutrition research Skills and Qualifications: • A PhD degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health Nutrition, Public Health, International Nutrition, Epidemiology, or related fields • 5-10 years of relevant experience in applied nutrition research in developing countries using quantitative research methods and analyses; expertise in research linking agriculture and nutrition highly desirable • A strong grounding in epidemiology, study design and statistical methods • Established reputation and strong publication record in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals • Familiarity with different stages of the project/program cycle (design, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation) • Demonstrated quality of judgment and the ability to think strategically, assessing and responding to new challenges in development • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead and work in multidisciplinary teams as well as develop a close and effective working relationship with partners from different sectors and backgrounds • Strong partnerships with other research institutions in agriculture - nutrition linkages • Strong management skills, deployed in a multicultural setting • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and the ability to present coherent and convincing strategic analysis • Demonstrated experience in fund raising and proposal writing Please visit the following links for more information on WorldFish research on nutrition and health: WorldFish Research Focal Areas: Nutrition and Health Aquaculture helping to improve health and nutrition in Bangladesh Small Fish Can Mean Big Nutrition WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following via email with subject line “APP290313: Senior Nutrition Specialist/" to (please specify where you saw the job announcement) latest by 29 July 2013 : i) a letter of application including a 300 word description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role ii) a current curriculum vitae iii) names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience Please visit our website at for more information on our organization. This is a global position based at the WorldFish Headquarter in Penang, Malaysia. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. WorldFish is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

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