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Senior Nutrition Adviser Vacancy

Aid Effectiveness, News/feature, Africa, 2016

Senior Nutrition Adviser

The Senior Adviser will be based in one of our African Embassies, preferably Nairobi or Addis Ababa 

Irish Aid is the Irish government’s programme for overseas development. The programme is managed by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The work we do in fighting global poverty and hunger is integral to Ireland’s foreign policy. Embassies in partner countries work in partnership with government to build resilience, achieve inclusive growth and support sustainable development. Recognising that global hunger, under-nutrition and malnutrition are acknowledged as the biggest development challenges facing the world, Irish Aid is committed to solutions with the poorest and most vulnerable. 

Senior Nutrition Adviser

Irish Aid is seeking a Senior Regional Adviser on Nutrition to bridge realities of programming on the ground with international nutrition dialogue and ensure that global processes inform and integrate into development programming. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Strengthen institutional capacity for policy engagement and for the design and quality assurance of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programming; and
  • Drawing on and developing your policy and programming experience, support a network of nutrition colleagues across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. 

You will be a dynamic self-starter who is keen to engage and support a broad and varied team across different countries and contexts. In addition to a relevant postgraduate degree, you will have several years of demonstrable experience in hunger, nutrition, public health or a related field in developing country contexts.  You will have experience of programme design and implementation and will be adept at translating programme experience into training material, strategic plans and policy statements.  

Irish Aid is an equal opportunities employer.  Nationals of our key partner countries are encouraged to apply. It is important to note that canvassing will disqualify applicants automatically.

Download terms of reference and application details 

ToR Senior Nutrition Adviser

Closing date for applications is 5 February 2016. All applications will be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are offering a unique professional opportunity with competitive terms and conditions and we look forward to hearing from you.