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Entry Level Research Associate – Nutrition NGO Jobs – International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

 

Job Title:    Research Associate  – Nutrition (Entry Level Jobs)

Organization:  The
Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical
Agriculture (CIAT)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

The Alliance of
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture
(CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity
and sustainable food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions
address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss,
and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates
evidence and innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they
sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people. The Alliance is part
of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

 

Job Summary:  The Alliance of Bioversity International and
CIAT is seeking to recruit qualified individuals to fill the position of
Research Associate-Nutrition to support implementation of the grant action
especially on the Nutrition sensitive interventions across all the project
value chains. The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo Town, Lango
Sub-region, working in 2 of the seven districts of the project. The position
will be for a two-year contract renewable subject to availability of funds, a
successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation
of the project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under direct supervision of the Alliance’s
project’s principal investigator, the specific roles of the Research Associates
will be as follows:

·       
Participate
in district level project team meetings to represent The Alliance, share
updates and in turn provide feedback to The Alliance team.

·       
Work
closely with the Community Development Supervisors (CDSs) and Community
Development Volunteers (CDVs) in their districts of operation to ensure
nutrition activities are implemented as per plan.

·       
Collection
of any needed data or information from the field either directly or by engaging
the CDSs and CDVs within their districts of operation.

·       
Prepare
and submit clean datasets from field data collected.

·       
Prepare
quarterly, mid-term and annual district technical reports on progress with
regards to the Alliance’s related activities and submit to the supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Diploma or bachelor’s degree in the field of
nutrition or community development or related field from a recognized
institution

·       
Two
years of experience carrying out research and/or development work in the field
of nutrition or community development

·       
Experience
in data collection, data analysis (SPSS, STATA, or R)

·       
Experience
in capacity building and awareness creation activities

·       
Experience
in technical reports writing and good communication skills (written and oral)

·       
Experience
working with rural communities

·       
Knowledge
of Langi and/or Iteso is highly desired

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit
their applications which should include letter of application, CV and
names/contacts of at least three professional referees. Applications should
cite reference number BVI-UG-001 Research Associate as the position applied
for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s
lastname, firstname for ease of sorting. Please note that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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