Nutrition and Health Expert

3 weeks ago


Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Nutrition and Health Expert for the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to be part of a team conducting Country Portfolio Evaluations of WFP’s operation in Ethiopia.  The period of performance is expected to be from December 2017-June 2018.  Ethiopia is one of the largest operations of WFP. The objective of the activity is threefold: i) to assess the quality of the data and the analysis used by WFP to assess and respond to food security and nutrition needs, ii) to assess which additional factors have determined the existing response, iii) and to assess whether WFP has contributed to placing the issue of food security on the national agenda. This position is contingent upon award.


 Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in team meetings, key informant interviews, group meetings, and site visits.
  • Draft the sections of the report relevant to his/her expertise and role in the team.
  • Participate in presenting the report to WFP or other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for addressing pertinent comments provided by WFP or other stakeholders.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Technical food security expertise or experience working on food security activities, preferably in Ethiopia.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant health issues affecting the targeted population (i.e. HIV and AIDS) and how that intersects with food security issues.
    • Senior exprience in government capacity buidling, ideally in Ethiopia is preferred.
    • Experience providing food assistance in refugee camps preferred.
    • Oral and written proficiency in Amharic preferred.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of previous experience in emergency health and nutrition programming;
  • Prior experience conducting monitoring and evaluation assessments of international development programs required;
  • Ethiopian experience required;
  • Experience in Humanitarian Assistance desirable;
  • Excellent organization and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a quality written product;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English required.

Education:  Master’s degree in public health, nutrition or related sciences required.


Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with some time spent in the field.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel:  International travel may be required.


No phone calls please.  All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.



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