Nutritional scientist (m/f/d)

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 July 2018

Job Description

Bioversity International (BI) needs your expertise to promote nutrient-rich and varied nutrition through research and the implementation of targeted measures. This centre, which was founded in 1974, is part of the Global Agricultural Research Partnership (CGIAR). The research conducted by Bioversity International focuses on preserving and harnessing the biodiversity of crops and wild plants. With its research projects, the centre aims to improve the food quality, nutrition and health of, above all, women and children in rural areas. Successful approaches to combating malnutrition are to be scaled up to increase their impact.

Your tasks will involve:
  • Planning and implementation of measures to promote vitamin A bananas in selected districts in Uganda and Tanzania
  • Involvement in the development and advocacy for Agrobiodiversity strategies to safeguard sustainable utilisation for food and nutrition security
  • Support for research on changing eating habits and the development of new approaches to promote varied and balanced nutrition
  • Involvement in an efficacy analysis to assess the contribution of vitamin A rich bananas to body vitamin A stores among vulnerable groups
Your profile:
  • University-level degree in nutritional sciences, nutritional epidemiology, household and consumer economics or a comparable field
  • Extensive research experience in the agriculture and food sector, preferably in development cooperation countries
  • Experience applying participative research methods and preparing information materials
  • Experience of data analysis and working with statistics software such as STATA, SPPS, SAS, R or
  • Genstat
  • Willingness to travel regularly to rural regions for research purposes
  • Fluent business English and, ideally, knowledge of French
  • In addition you have the citizenship of an EU member state for reasons to meet the criteria of the Integrated Experts program, UK passport holders are eligible to apply
What we offer:
  • Varied work with individual responsibility in an international field
  • Teamwork with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for overseas deployment
  • Local employment contract as an Integrated Expert is for an initial period of two years - an extension is possible
  • Attractive monthly allowances as well as local salary and social benefits

Note: The job offer is current, there is no deadline for applications. Please follow the link for travel information of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Reisesicherheit Auswärtiges Amt

About the Organization

The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Your role is to pass on their knowledge where they are especially needed. CIM is jointly run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency. It has been providing a combination of development and labour market policy expertise since 1980.

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