Nutrition Adviser

Abt Associates - Australia
Apply by 15 January 2018
Posted on 2 January 2018

Job Description

Nutrition Adviser

Based in Dili, Timor-Leste

Full-time position for 1 year, with possibility of extension

The Program

The Partnership for Human Development (PHD) represents Australia’s long-term vision for enhancing human development in Timor Leste. It brings together the Australian Embassy’s (Timor Leste) diverse activities in health, education, water, sanitation, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection into a single program to maximise effectiveness, relevance and performance.

The Government of Australia through PHD has invested in a number of nutrition programs and initiatives including Hamutuk (currently piloted in Suku Holarua – Manufahi), the President Nutrition Award, and the provision of technical assistance across sectors and outside of PHD.

Aligned with recommendations from the review of Australia’s investments in nutrition in Timor-Leste in 2017, PHD will explore further opportunities to support the Government of Timor-Leste to improve nutrition and food security outcomes; in order to improve the nutritional status of all Timorese people, particularly women and children.

The Position

The Nutrition Adviser will advise on the strategic development of nutrition programming, promote cross sectoral opportunities and provide technical support to the Nutrition team on day-to-day program management and implementation of community based initiatives. Working closely with the Technical Lead – Nutrition, the key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic advice and technical support to key internal and external stakeholders, on the development of PHD nutrition programming and related community based initiatives
  • Lead research on evidence based nutrition programming, as well as analysis and interpretation of government policies, strategies, and relevant national surveys and research to inform PHD and GOTL nutrition programming; advise and assist with M&E and reporting
  • Provide technical support to the Nutrition team on day-to-day program management to ensure programs and all community based initiatives are implemented effectively and efficiently.

The PHD Program is a five year program. The position is available for 12 month’s duration with the possibility of extension based on individual performance, approval of program budget and alignment with ongoing program work plan.

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found from the Careers page of Abt Associates website at

It is preferred that all applications should be submitted online via the Careers page listed above.

Applications can also be lodged through PHD Human Resources email

Please insert the job title in the email subject heading. All applications are to include a current CV and address the key selection criteria.

Closing date: Monday 15 January 2018 (midnight AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

More information

IFA Nutrition Adviser 2018.pdf

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