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Nutrition Lead at International Fertilizer Development Center

Nutrition Lead at International Fertilizer Development Center… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Fertilizer Development Center.

Descriptions;

We provide solutions to alleviate global hunger and poverty through the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the implementation of nutrition status surveys and disseminate findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Develop nutrition strategy for the project
  • Design and adapt nutrition training materials for different audiences including farmer groups, households and subsistence and market-oriented farmers.
  • Design and adapt nutrition social behavior change communication materials to locally specific context
  • Ensure integration of nutrition approaches with household visioning and planning exercise and climate smart agricultural training program on promoting crop diversification and nutritional values.
  • Link with existing nutrition structures at sub county and district level to ensure coordination and maximum outreach of activities.
  • Create synergies with other nutrition programs/projects including DIETS to ensure maximum impact of activities and better awareness of and access to nutrition services within the project areas.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required Skills;

  • Ability to work independently under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Act in accordance with and defend the best interests of IFDC
  • People management skills
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure to meet tight deadlines with quality output.
  • Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the achievement of goals.
  • Consistently maintains focus and perseveres in the face of obstacles, inspiring others to do the same.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills with ability to maintain effective work relationships
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, logically and effectively
  • Anticipates key issues in work and identify creative and practical solutions.
  • Great organizational skills and attention to detail in opertionalization of administrative and finance tasks.
  • Honours all commitments made to colleagues and partners.
  • Have the ability to work in a multicultural environment, be open-minded and seek to understand

Required Experience

  • Master degree in nutrition, food science, household economics or related fields
  • At least 5 years professional experience in implementing projects in the nutrition sector with a focus on: early childhood nutrition, promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading the development and implementation of nutrition strategies to improve dietary diversity and household resilience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with a good working knowledge of the second language.
  • Good planning skills, honest and reliable.
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