DEPUTY DIRECTOR NUTRITION

  • Contract
  • ATLANTA

CARE


CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

To address these underlying drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Water Systems (FWS) Global Team has developed the “She Feeds the World” (SFtW) framework and the Right to Food, Water and Nutrition Impact Area Strategy (FY22-FY25), which underlie all of CARE’s food and water systems (FWS) programming towards the CARE 2030 vision. This leverages CARE’s experience and tools to influence broader systems to support empowered women and youth to a) GROW food and income-generating products, recognizing that healthy ecosystems, water management and climate resilience are critical to sustain water and grow food; b) USE resources, approaches, social protection mechanisms and technologies to reduce food loss and waste, increase WASH services, ensure nutrition; c) Buy and sell food and water-related goods and services in inclusive markets while diversifying their livelihoods and using market-based approaches. This includes Increasing women’s access to and control of sustainable productive resources and assets; improving nutrition; increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene services; strengthening social protection and building efficient, inclusive local structures and systems; enabling women’s access to inclusive markets; and promoting livelihoods diversification and rural development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is at the center of achieving these outcomes in all of CARE’s FWS programs. CARE commits to work with partners around the world to support 75 million people, the majority of them women and girls, to fulfill their right to food, water and nutrition as part of Vision 2030. The intent is to directly reach at least 25 million people (at least 55% of them women), and to indirectly reach a further 50 million people by 2025.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and support to global programming (10%)
  • Design of new proposals (20%)
  • Provision of technical backstopping to ongoing programs (40%)
  • Knowledge management and learning (20%)
  • Advocacy support (10%)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field (e.g. nutrition, international development, agriculture, social studies) or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • At least 3 yrs. experience in implementing nutrition-sensitive and/or multi-sectoral programming in the agriculture/food security sector, including field experience in developing country context or within an international development organization
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical and programmatic support in nutrition and/or nutrition-sensitive sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of integrated social and behavior change strategies around nutrition
  • Experience in designing and implementing highly effective and efficient nutrition programs
  • Inclusive and adaptive leadership skills; creativity; and innovative mindset
  • Interpersonal and intercultural communications skills, with the ability to communicate knowledge in a manner appropriate to diverse audiences
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals, and to support learning and sharing of lessons and best practices
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, management, and oversight of complex technical initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience on FFBS, FFS or other community-based extension programing design and/or implementation
  • French, Spanish or Arabic

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5939

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