Nutrition & Environmental Health Advisor

Position: Nutrition & Environmental Health Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Ethiopia

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: February 28, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. GROW is a partnership among Care Canada, Cuso International, and McGill University. In Ethiopia the project will be implemented in East and West Harrarghe Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional State and ----- Administrative Zone of Afar Regional State. The implementation of the project will be led by Care Ethiopia in close partnership with the government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus of Oromia and Afar Regional States. Cuso International Ethiopia Country Program Office will be involved in deploying volunteers to strengthen the institutional nutrition capacity of the different sectors involved in the implementation of the project. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

The project has three intermediate outcomes:

1) Improve nutrition practices and services for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

2) Improve nutrition-sensitive practices for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

3) Strengthen governance of gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the Federal, Regional, Zonal and Woreda levels.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Design and implement sectoral nutrition capacity building activities for WASH Committee / water use committee

- Conduct household access to water and provide advisor support in improving Households / community access to safe drinking in the zone

- Conduct household water quality check and improvement activities in the zone

- Assist in the design and implementation sewage and sewage management strategies, including personal hygiene, home sanitation and use of latrine campaigns

- Design materials on critical handwashing and promote CLTSH processes to bring about behavioral change of the community

Essential Academic Qualifications:

MSc. degree in Water Resources Management, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health

Essential Professional Background:

- Three years’ work experience in WASH and Nutrition interventions

- Demonstrated work experience in improving access to drinking water and waste management

- Hand on experience in design of water quality improvement strategies]

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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