Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor, Tanzania
We are currently seeking a Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Support Activity (MSNA) project based in Tanzania. MSNA will provide household level support to agriculture, nutrition, family planning, and water and sanitation activities.
Identify and address opportunities to increase household production, purchase, and consumption of nutrient rich foods.
Provide technical assistance and monitoring for nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities and services.
Apply gender-sensitive best practices to develop innovative approaches to address barriers to intrahousehold allocation of food and decision making over household nutrition.
Represent ACDI/VOCA interests during meetings related to nutrition-sensitive agriculture and other subjects with USAID Mission personnel, host-country government officials, international organizations, local and international NGOs, international donors, and others interested in ACDI/VOCA activities.
Coordinate with relevant staff in regional offices as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in international nutrition, health, food security or other relevant field. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience working on large donor-funded projects focusing on nutrition, agriculture, sanitation and hygiene, food security or other related technical areas.
Experience in private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales preferred.
Demonstrated successful experience in implementing programs aimed at improving nutrition through multi-sectoral strategies.
Demonstrated history of providing highly effective technical and managerial leadership on projects of similar size and scope.
Demonstrated understanding of nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts in Tanzanian context.
Knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
Experience with USAID is preferred.
Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
Fluency in English required.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
About the Organization
ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems. Driven by the goal of adding value to local enterprise, which underlies prosperity and stability, ACDI/VOCA works in five main practice areas: * Agribusiness * Enterprise Development * Financial Services * Community Development * Food Security The ACDI/VOCA Difference ACDI/VOCA has a proven record of development success dating back more than 45 years. This experience coupled with operational integrity, technical expertise and the ability to operate at scale means that clients and partners can always expect positive results from ACDI/VOCA. ACDI/VOCA is also distinguished by its:
- Identity as a nonprofit that means business
- Proficiency at grassroots, self-help organizing
- Private sector and market orientation *
- Dedication to beneficiary gains in income, jobs and savings
- Leadership in value chain approaches to enterprise development
- Legacy of lasting institutions and organizations
- Vast talent bank
- experience working on a regional/global scale
- network of U.S. and international partners
- systems approach to technical solutions and operations
- grants-management capacity
- cutting-edge approaches to fragile/failing states, trade capacity building, public-private partnership, information and communications technology and integrated HIV/AIDS programming
- experience with large indefinite quantity contracts (IQCs)