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16 May 2024, 09:55

About Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)

Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) works to reduce undernutrition globally. We enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning and building evidence. We are passionate about being network-driven, independent and evidence-based.

Our vision is that every individual caught up in a nutritional emergency, or suffering from malnutrition anywhere in the world, gets the most effective help possible. 

We undertake knowledge management, research and advocacy to support national governments, civil society, UN agencies, donors and academic organisations, and communities of practitioners. Through our work and collaborations, we support agencies and individuals to implement evidence-based nutrition programming, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries and in fragile and conflict-affected states.

ENN is governed by a Board of Trustees and has its head office in Oxfordshire, UK. ENN is financially supported by foundations and trusts, bilateral donors, international non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies. For more information about ENN see our website: www.ennonline.net

What we do

Our Strategy aims to enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning, building evidence and providing support and encouragement to practitioners and decision-makers involved in nutrition and related interventions.

ENN’s portfolio includes projects specialising in Infant Feeding in Emergencies, Wasting and Stunting, Adolescent Nutrition and Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their Mothers (MAMI), as well as our highly regarded international publication, Field Exchange (FEX).

Field Exchange (FEX) is ENN’s established online and print technical publication on nutrition and food security in emergencies and high burden contexts. The first edition was produced in 1996 in response to a demand by international agencies for a way to capture and rapidly ‘exchange’ humanitarian programming experiences, to share relevant research, evaluations, news and offer a platform for technical views. Field Exchange enables fast track publication of programming experiences of relevance to nutrition in emergencies and high burden contexts. We feature articles across sectors and from a range of contexts, from acute emergencies to fragile and conflict affected states. We include both original articles and summaries of relevant research. We welcome suggestions for articles to feature in Field Exchange at any time. 

Our People

ENN’s team is made up of a range of technical experts in nutrition, with decades of collective experience, and a small, experienced operational team. ENN is highly committed to diversity and inclusion, to enabling and promoting flexible working for our staff, and to supporting continued professional development.

We are proud that in our 2022 Employee Engagement Survey over 95 percent of our staff said they enjoy their work and that ENN is a flexible employer.

Purpose of the role

This role will provide oversight, coordinate and manage  the editorial process of publishing Field Exchange that includes tracking ideas, soliciting and securing submissions of Field Exchange content, critically appraising potential content, discussing, brokering and supporting content development with authors, coordinating input from the Field Exchange Editorial Team, liaising with copy editors and designers and ensuring content deadlines are scheduled and are adhered to, as well as ensuring quality, relevant and timely curated content is produced and disseminated. This position will also take a lead role in implementing the Field Exchange Strategy 2024-2029.

Key Responsibilities

Content development

  • Actively seek opportunities for FEX content across a broad range of technical areas, leveraging and developing internal and external contacts and networks.
  • Seek and secure a spectrum of contributors, prioritising country stakeholder lead and co-authorship. And including Francophone representation (in collaboration with FEX francophone lead).
  • Communicate with potential authors to explore opportunities for content and provide support and guidance in development of articles (structure, writing and technical content).
  • Edit articles to address structure, flow and language.
  • Appraise articles for rigour and validity. Pose technical questions to authors to clarify, substantiate, elaborate and prompt deeper reflection and learning.
  • Identify need for and coordinate internal or external peer review for prospective articles.
  • Write succinct summaries (abstracts) of original articles.
  • Summarise published research papers and reports into summary articles.
  • Collate themes and key messages across all articles for editors and work with them to produce editorials and technical briefs. 
  • Proof-read designed issues and briefs. 
  • Review content sub-edited and summarised by other FEX team members for quality control and consistency.
  • Ensure due process is followed for translation and quality assurance of translated content (currently in French only).

Dissemination of FEX content

  • In collaboration with the ENN communications lead:
    • Develop podcasts and soundbites, developing questions for author interview podcasts in collaboration with authors.
    • Proactively seek blog content from authors, leading its content development, review and finalisation.
    • Contribute to development of a communications plan for each FEX issue in order to disseminate content optimally.
    • Curate and initiate development of FEX website content, identifying areas for development.
  • Represent ENN at events including conferences, webinars etc. to promote and disseminate FEX, including development of FEX materials such as leaflets, videos etc. where required.

FEX strategy implementation

  • Take the lead in the implementation of the FEX strategy 2024-2029, such as by:
    • Making smaller adjustments to the FEX process as identified.
    • Coordinating larger pieces of prioritised work, for example by:
      • Building the capacity of authors through a more comprehensive approach.
      • Expanding our reach to younger audiences.
      • Engaging with academic institutions in more resource-poor settings.
  • Mobilise resources for FEX through engagement with donors and other FEX contributors through identifying potential sources of funding, engaging with donors and ‘selling’ FEX, and writing proposals to secure funding.

Internal project content coordination

  • Coordinate, manage and track development of all articles and issues from submission to publication against deadlines, ensuring donor requirements are met.
  • Communicate with all authors, FEX team members and external consultants to facilitate the development of every article and issue, as well as other outputs such as technical briefs. 
  • Collate and review submissions, potential papers for summarising and other opportunities, and solicit necessary and timely editorial review and final decisions.
  • Initiate regular meetings and other communications with the FEX editors to provide feedback on progress, explore opportunities, and make decisions about submissions, content to summarise, delegation of tasks and timelines and input into strategic discussions about future content/issues.
  • Lead regular meetings with wider FEX team (editors, sub-editors, operations team, communications team, copy editor, designer) for feedback on progress, agreement on timelines, to brainstorm ideas and delegate tasks.
  • Present FEX content to wider ENN technical team and other audiences as needed through webinars, presentations and other opportunities. 
  • Support other FEX team members with information needed for targeting, dissemination, translation into other languages and summarising of content for different audiences. 
  • Support the capacity-building of new FEX team members.
  • Lead the development and review of donor reports, including writing content and collating monitoring and evaluation information.
  • Other duties as identified by the FEX project lead and line manager.

Terms and Conditions

  • Type of contract: Permanent.
  • Location: Office or home-based.
  • Holidays: 25 days plus UK Public Holidays, increasing by one day per annum after two complete years of service to a maximum of 27 days per annum. Pro-rata for part-time staff.
  • Pension: Auto-Enrolment to ENN scheme with a generous Employer contribution of 5%.
  • Salary: circa. £40,000 per annum, full-time equivalent, dependent on experience.
  • Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) but Part-time will be considered and encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like part-time hours.
  • Benefits: Dental cover, Life cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing contribution

Reporting line: One of ENN’s FEX Editors

Person Specification

Essential requirements

  • Master’s degree in nutrition or public health or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrable experience working in the international nutrition sector, including experience working in developing countries.
  • Experience producing technical content for a publication, for example writing technical articles, papers and/ or content for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Knowledge of the international nutrition sector across a broad range of topics (management of wasting (SAM, MAM, MAMI), IYCF-E, health systems strengthening, adolescent nutrition, women’s nutrition, WaSt and food systems in particular).
  • Understanding of relevant research methodologies. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience of in-depth knowledge management, and / or projects that focus on ‘learning’
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global level
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesise and make sense of complex data and information, including experience of secondary data analyses, systematic literature reviews and report-writing.
  • Currently part of the ‘humanitarian community’ with own professional network of contacts
  • Ability to synthesise, analyse, critique and prioritise complex information.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching colleagues.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, motivated, takes initiative and drives progress. 
  • Ability to independently manage a busy workload and prioritise effectively.
  • Good cross-cultural awareness.
  • Able to work both autonomously and as a member of a dispersed and diverse team.

Desirable

  • Experience of knowledge management and/or documenting case studies and lessons learned.
  • Experience developing content in different formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience managing publication processes.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in French, Arabic and Spanish.
  • Broad understanding of programming contexts.
  • Desire to build the capacity of and empower others. 

Eligibility to work

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate they have the Right to Work in the UK before being able to accept the appointment. A Certificate of Sponsorship and relocation package are not available for this position.

ENN is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to building a culture where every team member is recognised and valued as an individual. We actively encourage applications from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

Application Process

Please submit a Cover Letter (no more than one page which explains why you are interested in the role and how your experience satisfies the Person Specification) along with your CV to recruitment@ennonline.net  no later than 23:59 hours on 31st May 2024.  Early applications are advised as we reserve the right to conclude the process before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

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