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Nutrition Specialist - IRC HQ, New York

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Casie Tesfai

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4 Dec 2014, 18:42

Description The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. Health programs represent the largest single sector within which IRC currently operates, constituting approximately 45% of the international budget and with activities in 22 countries. Field-based health staff are supported by a headquarters Health Unit comprised of health professionals with many years of experience in humanitarian work. The Health Unit contributes to the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of IRC primary health care programs through technical support, staff development, and institutional learning. The Health Unit ensures quality programs by promoting self-reliance, participation, sustainability, equity, and human dignity. The Health Unit is committed to the development of the field of humanitarian assistance through advocacy, documentation of lessons learned and research. SCOPE OF WORK: The Nutrition Specialist as part of the Nutrition team is responsible for working collaboratively with health unit and country office field teams to ensure that nutrition interventions within IRC programs are effective, and fulfill adequate quality standards. The Nutrition Specialist reports to the Technical Advisor for Nutrition. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Provide support to IRC nutrition programs in the field, including writing and reviewing proposals, designing assessments and M&E systems, and answering technical questions, during field visits and remotely. - Support IRC countries with nutritional assessments in the field, including SQUEACs, SMARTs and IYCF surveys and assessments - Develop and maintain a centralized nutrition database, that collects information from all IRC nutrition field programs and provides easily accessible information for communications and advocacy documents - Support the nutrition team in communications and advocacy efforts to access new sources of funding, - Support the IRC nutrition team in the development of tools and guidelines including IYCF and incorporating treatment of malnutrition into the integrated Community Case Management approach - Maintain the nutrition team budget, including updating the budget with incoming grants - Perform other tasks as negotiated with supervisor REQUIREMENTS: - At least three years experience in the design and implementation of nutrition programs including the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition and maternal, infant and young child feeding programs, in humanitarian (developing country) contexts - Experience conducting nutritional assessments and surveys in SQUEAC, SMART and IYCF evaluations - Proficiency in nutrition data analysis and database management - Experience in epidemiology and designing impact evaluations and research in nutrition - Ability to write clear and effective communications and proposals - Masters degree in public health nutrition, or related degree (nutrition, public health, epidemiology) - French language skills an asset - Ability to travel 30-50% of the time. - Must have the right to work in the US IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. Please apply online at: Nutrition Specialist

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