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Nutrition Survey and Research Adviser Concern Worl

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14 Jan 2014, 15:25

Nutrition Advisor Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Job Title: Nutrition Advisor Reports to: Head of Health Support Unit or their delegate Job Location: Dublin or UK preferred with up to 30% overseas travel Contract Details: 8 month fixed term contract (maternity cover) with a possibility of extension dependent on funding. Starting mid-March, 2014 Pay Band Dublin : Pay Band 5 : €41,281 - €48,151 London: £37,053 Job Background: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and the elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Concern Worldwide works to develop and scale up effective, evidence-based interventions to promote optimum health and nutrition, particularly among the extremely poor and vulnerable. The organisation actively supports integrated programmes in 25 countries in the Health (including nutrition), Food Income and Markets (including food security), Education and HIV sectors. Concern currently supports health and nutrition programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts in more than 15 countries. Concern is headquartered in Dublin with other principal offices in London, New York, Belfast, Glasgow and in each of the countries of operation. The Nutrition Advisor will sit within the Health Support Unit (HSU), which is currently comprised of eight technical advisors and an overall Head of the Health Unit. These advisors are distributed across our Dublin, London and New York offices. Job Purpose: To contribute to high quality nutrition programming and comprehensive learning and positive policy change across the range of contexts in which Concern works Main duties & Responsibilities: 1. Provide technical and strategic support for design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of country and multi-country nutrition programmes in line with Concern’s global health and nutrition-related strategies and global best practice 2. Support capacity building initiatives for Concern and partners’ staff including distance mentoring and information sharing, formal trainings and informal training/coaching during field visits. Engage in recruitment of new staff as needed. 3. In coordination with country and international programme staff, synthesise, document and disseminate lessons learned from Concern nutrition programming and operations research in the form of internal and external papers and presentations. Where possible, support the design of programmes, advocacy work and operational research to contribute to the evidence base of effective nutrition programming. 4. Provide technical input into international and country-level advocacy strategies and campaigns 5. Collaborate on multi-sectoral/inter-departmental initiatives (e.g. assessment and monitoring tools, learning papers, global reports, and proposals), as appropriate. 6. Participate in Rapid Emergency Response as necessary Person specification: Essential: • Post-graduate qualification in nutrition, public health or agriculture/ food security with a nutrition focus or equivalent (or 5 years relevant experience) • At least three years’ experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes in varied development, transition and emergency contexts • Willing to travel overseas for at least 30% of working time • Competent in quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods for programme design, monitoring and evaluation • Communicates and writes well in English • Works well as part of a team • Works well on one’s own initiative and take direction when given • Able to work to tight deadlines as needed • Adaptable to evolving work priorities and schedules Desirable: • Experience working in integrated programming across the key areas of nutrition, health, food security • Experience promoting Social and Behaviour Change Approaches, particularly the Designing for Behaviour Change curriculum and Barrier Analysis survey method’ • Written and spoken French • At least one year experience in Community-based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) • Solid understanding of hunger-related advocacy issues at national and international level • Experience in operational/ action research design and principles • Good networking ability • Familiar with HIV mainstreaming, rights-based approach, equality, partnership approaches, and standards for humanitarian interventions To apply: All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date closing date of 26/01/2014. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. All candidates who are short-listed for an interview will be notified via email after the application deadline Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office. Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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