COORDINATOR, POWER OF NUTRITION

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apply by 5 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 June 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is an implementation partner with the Power of Nutrition (PoN), a UK-based organization catalyze new investment for nutrition. Under this match-funding partnership, CI implements programs to scale-up 11 proven interventions endorsed by the 2013 Lancet Nutrition Series. Under this agreement, CARE UK manages the overall relationship and financial arrangements, and CARE USA is responsible for technical aspects of program development and implementation. Both CARE UK and CARE USA actively raise funds to obtain the required match.

This relationship is expected to contribute significantly to the CARE goal of improving food and nutrition security for 50 million people by 2020.

The purpose of the Coordinator, Power of Nutrition (CPN) position is to coordinate CARE USA’s role in the Power of Nutrition partnership, researching and identifying upcoming funding opportunities at theand Country Office levels, ensuring that relevant actors across CI are continually kept informed about these opportunities, liaising with these actors and with the Power of Nutrition to determine eligibility for match funding, and shepherding Power of Nutrition proposal development (including writing, as needed).

The CPN collaborates with the CARE USA Food and Nutrition Security unit’s technical advisors and technical experts to analyze solicitations, determine proposal requirements, and produce responsive and well-crafted proposals. The CPN works autonomously as well as collaboratively, managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, often changing environment. Additionally, s/he will take the lead on drafting and/or updating various CARE USA Nutrition Team documents, including proposals for funders other than Power of Nutrition.

The position requires excellent writing skills, technical expertise in one or more focus areas of CARE’s nutrition portfolio (nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions); excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to work effectively cross-culturally; and experience in proposal development, with demonstrated success in contributing to winning proposals preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a “pipeline” of potential Power of Nutrition match-funding opportunities and vet these with PoN
  • Communicate potential match funding opportunities to CUSA, CIUK, and Country Offices
  • Contribute to proposal development for funding opportunities eligible for PoN match funding.
  • Compose proposals for other nutrition team funding opportunities (not from Power of Nutrition)
  • Oversee/backstop ongoing Power of Nutrition programs
  • Other possibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, public health, or related
  • 3-5 years proven proposal/business development experience for nutrition or health programming (agriculture/food security programming if nutrition-sensitive).
  • Experience working with large donor institutions, especially World Bank, BMGF, DFID, EU, UN agencies.
  • Technical competence (through education or experience) with one of CARE nutrition portfolio focus areas (either nutrition-specific or nutrition-sensitive interventions).
  • Fluency in written and spoken French.
  • Ability to travel up to 33% time

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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