- Lead design and implementation of global-level activities that promote improved policy or service delivery for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and/or nurturing care at the global, national, facility, and community level. This includes researching, developing/writing, and testing guidance, tools, materials, and technical reports.
- Contribute to activities that advance global evidence and knowledge on incorporating nutrition and/or early childhood development into health systems and services
- Manage activity teams, ensuring that all products developed by the team are of high quality and delivered on time.
- Provide timely technical support to USAID Advancing Nutrition country programs teams, including helping design activities and reviewing strategies, documents, tools, and materials.
- Participate in global networks to represent USAID Advancing Nutrition’s work and advocate for increased commitments to global nutrition.
- Contribute to the development of team (both global and country) work plans and budgets, ensuring consistency with project direction and strategy.
- Supervise or mentor junior staff to facilitate professional growth and development.
- Other duties as assigned.
Experience: At least 8 years of experience in international public health programming with an emphasis on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, wasting programming, health systems, healthy diets, capacity strengthening, or child development. At least two years of direct experience implementing public health and nutrition programs in low-and middle-income countries.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to understand USAID needs and respond accordingly
- Ability to direct multiple long and short-term activities and teams, simultaneously, with minimal supervision.
- Excellent time management and personal organization skills.
- Strong understanding of global guidance and technical literature on women’s and children’s health and nutrition, including wasting.
- Experience with early childhood development programs, particularly the links between nutrition and early childhood development and understanding of the nurturing care framework
- Capacity building, facilitation, and training experience
- Experience planning and conducting implementation research
- Strong interpersonal skills and social-emotional intelligence; experience working effectively in teams and cross-cultural settings.
- Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies.
Travel: Ability to undertake travel (approximately 30%)
Salary Range: $80,000 - $119,000
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters to the JSI Careers page by 05/26/2021