Humanitarian and Nutrition Advisor

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 June 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 1 July 2020
  • Current

Job Description


USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.

The Humanitarian & Nutrition Programs Advisor is advertised through multiple USAID Advancing Nutrition consortium partners and is fully seconded to the project. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the single (1) organization they are most interested in working for. Submitting applications through more than one (1) consortium partner is prohibited and could result in disqualification.”


The Technical Advisor supports the Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts team and engages in nutrition activities crossing the development and emergency spectrum, including complex humanitarian contexts. S/he assists USAID and its partners to solve specific challenges to improving nutrition in humanitarian contexts and provides technical leadership and oversight to ensure that the project produces quality deliverables. In these efforts, s/he documents learning and helps to build evidence related to immediate, underlying and basic causes of malnutrition.

The Technical Advisor’s work focus on food assistance programming, including in-kind, cash and voucher modalities and activities that support treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition. Areas of cross-cutting interaction include social and behavior change; capacity strengthening around maternal, infant and young child nutrition; hygiene; nutrition-sensitive programming; and other practices and approaches aimed at reducing malnutrition in both acute and protracted humanitarian contexts. S/he leads or supports activities that may examine humanitarian assistance design, implementation, operations research, and related analysis, guidance, tools and policy advice to USAID, implementing partners and other local actors.

The Technical Advisor will report to the Director, Food Security & Nutrition, Humanitarian Contexts and is based in Arlington, VA.

About the Organization

NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. By strengthening cooperatives, building resilient communities and providing economic opportunities, NCBA CLUSA, through its international and US programs, works through the cooperatives principles in more than 20 countries. Since 1916, NCBA CLUSA has shared the cooperative advantage, highlighting the impact cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families and communities. Through its advocacy program, NCBA CLUSA educations lawmakers and promotes the cooperative business model, working with public and private thought leaders.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Brian Gunning or call 202.383-5464.

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