Senior Technical Advisor-Nutrition

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Apply by 5 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 August 2018

Job Description

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

Job Summary:
The position of Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition will contribute to the advancement of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work and leadership in the field of nutrition through (1) the design and development of high quality nutrition programs aligned with national nutrition policies and evidence-based practice; (2) the provision of strategic technical assistance to improve program quality and achieve desired project outcomes; (3) strategy implementation focusing on the development, testing and scale-up of effective, innovative products, tools and services targeting groups throughout the lifecycle, and support integration of nutrition with other sectors; (4) staff capacity building; and (5) increasing CRS’ influence in the nutrition field by raising awareness about CRS’ work, donor engagement, advocacy and external representation through high-level nutrition and related working groups forums. This position will collaborate with HQ and regionally based health/nutrition technical advisors, country programs teams as well as advisors and staff from other sectors, (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Agriculture & Livelihoods, education, youth, maternal and child health, HIV, malaria, gender, Early Childhood Development (ECD), humanitarian response department, etc) to effectively address the needs of the agency, host-countries, communities and people CRS serves.

Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in nutrition, public health or health-related field required. PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., RD, DrPH) strongly preferred.
* Minimum of 10 years of experience working in global health with 5 years overseas in multiple regions, as a technical advisor and/or program manager of a nutrition and/or multi-sectoral project with a nutrition component.
* Deep understanding of nutrition technical concepts, and evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive approaches, toward addressing under and over nutrition.
* Track record of successful business development with proven ability of capturing public and private donor funding and partners (e.g., USAID Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, DFID, multilateral agencies, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, other private foundations, corporations).”
* Expertise in the development and production of curricula, tools, and products to support nutrition interventions and programming, both emergency and development.
* Experience in developing and applying social and behavior change approaches and tools.
* Knowledge of gender-responsive programming and how it relates to nutrition.
* Experience working with local partners – government, faith-based and civil society.
* Experience with program monitoring and research including development of indicators, data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation;
* Technical and/or academic publications highly desirable.

Required/Desired Foreign Language
* Fluency in English required.
* Proficiency in French, preferred.

Travel up to 30% required

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HQ based preferred but open to telework options

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.