Nutrition-Sensitive Technical Integration Lead

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for people who use cooperative businesses to build a better world and a more inclusive economy in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For over 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

The Nutrition-Sensitive Technical Integration Lead is a full-time position based in the Washington, DC office. The Nutrition-Sensitive Technical Integration Lead will work with the Director of Program Integration and the other Technical Integration Leads to develop the core work plan and supervise technical team advisors in support of core and country-funded nutrition sensitive activities. The Lead will also collaborate closely with the Regional Managers to ensure integration of core and country activities, approaches, research, learning, and knowledge transfer. They will oversee the quality of nutrition-sensitive programming in core and country programs, and will work with the other Technical Integration Leads to ensure harmony and integration of perspectives and programming approaches.

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Develop and implement the overall strategic direction for global nutrition-sensitive activities, in consultation with the Director of Program Integration, Technical Programs Manager, core team, country teams, and partners;
  • Guide and manage nutrition-sensitive core activities, working in close collaboration with the Director of Program Integration, Technical Programs Manager, and other Technical Integration Leads;
  • Provide technical leadership to promote proven nutrition interventions in multi-sectoral nutrition programs, ensuring the integration of nutrition-sensitive interventions and learning across country portfolios;
  • Oversee the quality and delivery of core nutrition-sensitive programs and products, lead engagement in global forums on nutrition, and provide technical assistance and support to country programs;
  • Work with other Technical Integration Leads and the Director of Program Integration to develop annual core work plan activities and budgets;
  • Lead a team of technical advisors to develop program guidance and tools that strengthen nutrition interventions and indicators in multi-sectoral programs for country programs and for the global nutrition community;
  • Collaborate with the Technical Programs and MIRL teams to define strategic approaches to scale-up high-impact nutrition interventions and identify areas for further research and learning;
  • Support management, monitoring, coordinating, and reporting of information related to core nutrition-sensitive activities to ensure objectives are achieved on time and within budget;
  • Work with the Technical Programs Manager, Regional Managers, and country Chiefs of Party to ensure that quality nutrition-sensitive technical assistance is provided to all country requests;
  • Travel as required (up to 30% is required);
  • Supervise 3-5 Technical Advisors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 15 years of international public health, agriculture, or nutrition experience, over 10 years implementing programs in LMICs, and an advanced degree in public health, nutrition, agriculture, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical staff and work with key country partners;
  • Previous work experience with USAID required;
  • Proven track record of innovation and technical quality for multi-sectoral nutrition programming;
  • Deep understanding of nutrition-sensitive programming approaches and best practices, as well as the integration of nutrition-sensitive approaches into multi-sectoral nutrition programs;
  • Experience designing both global and country-specific work plans and interventions for multi-sectoral nutrition programming;
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills;
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

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