Senior Research Associate – Nutrition NGO Careers – The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

 

Job Title:    Senior Research Associate  – Nutrition

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 a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Senior
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 all the seven districts.

 

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

·       
Represent
the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT and fully participate in any meetings
related to the project at field level (Northern Uganda) and prepare meeting
reports

·       
Support
and Supervise the three nutrition field assistants based in the field to ensure
they are able to fully discharge their duties

·       
Lead the
implementation of the Alliance’s R4D activities in Dokolo district

·       
Work
closely with the research coordinator based in Kampala to prepare quarterly,
mid-term and annual technical reports for the Alliance project activities by
collating all the district-based reports prepared by the research associates

·       
Work
closely with the Community Development Supervisors in Dokolo to monitor
nutrition related interventions and ensure they are carried out as per the
workplan

·       
Participate
as part of the project team in collation and analysis of any data and
information emerging from the field and submit clean data sets as required

·       
Carry
out monthly supervisory field visits to ensure, nutrition is being mainstreamed
on the ground, the activities specific to the Alliance are going on as planned
and provide any backstopping if needed

·       
Engage
with consortium partners and stakeholders at field level

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master of Science degree in Nutrition or related field
from a recognized university

·       
At least
five years’ experience carrying out research and/or development work in the
field of nutrition

·       
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-002 Senior 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: 11th December 2020

 

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