Nutrition & Behaviour Change Advisor

Nutrition & Behaviour Change Advisor

Job location: Flexible - Prague or your home location with trips to international Country Programmes (30%-40% of time per year)

Type of contract: Full time (40 hours/week)

Duration: 1 year with possibility to extend

Starting date: 1st March 2022 or upon agreement

About the role:

The Nutrition & Behaviour Change Advisor is a global position that is aimed at developing the quality and scale of PIN’s Nutrition & Behaviour Change programmes. The Advisor supports PIN’s Country Programmes to ensure high quality design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects. This is a broad-reaching role where you will provide support for nutrition-specific projects (for example CMAM projects), nutrition-sensitive projects (that incorporate other sectors such as food security, WASH and other public health topics) as well as other sectoral projects that require behavioural change expertise. This involves in-country and remote technical support, capacity building and technical mentoring for in-country staff, supporting assessments and monitoring visits and contributing to country-level and global fundraising efforts. Priority areas of focus are the Africa, Asia and MENA Regions with some support to Eastern Europe. The Nutrition & Behaviour Change Advisor works under the supervision of the Head of the Technical Advisory Unit within the Knowledge and Learning Department and in close collaboration with Country Programmes, Desk Officers, Regional Directors and other Technical Advisors. The Nutrition & Behaviour Change Advisor will work particularly closely with country-level programme managers.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

PROGRAMME QUALITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Provides PIN country programmes with technical support, reviews the quality of projects and programmes, helps to identify gaps and provides guidance to programme team for improvement
  • Supports PIN country programmes in developing Nutrition, Public Health and Behaviour Change interventions and new proposals, ensuring evidence-based project design and integrating new innovations where relevant
  • Supports impact measurement through project baselines, midterm and/or final evaluations including through support to the development of tools and analysis of data, highlighting good practices and lessons learned and identifying future opportunities for programming
  • Support country programmes in designing and implementing SBC research, and then ensuring the research data is used to design effective SBC activities that address the key barriers and enablers to change

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

  • Documents PIN’s experiences and lessons learned, collects and shares best practices
  • Support PIN and its country offices in being recognized as an organization experienced in nutrition and behaviour change
  • Supports cooperation with external experts (including universities and research institutes) and ensures networking with organizations working on nutrition and behaviour change, sharing of resources and pursuance of potential partnership opportunities; coordinates with Alliance2015
  • strengthen capacities of programme staff who design and implement activities related to nutrition, public health or behaviour change through a variety of channels including in-person or online trainings and mentoring
  • ensure that the Nutrition and SBC sections of PIN’s Knowledge and Learning Centre and PIN’s behaviourchange.net website contain a limited selection of the most useful guidance, best practices and other resources
  • ensure that PIN programme staff is aware of the existing nutrition, public health and behaviour change resources and uses them when designing / implementing / monitoring activities

Main requirements:

  • Experience in managing nutrition or nutrition security projects in Africa
  • Experience with emergency nutrition including CMAM projects is an advantage
  • Experience with public health, sanitation or food security projects is an advantage
  • Solid technical understanding of the nutrition sector, a relevant University degree would be expected however this could be replaced by strong experience in the sector
  • Excellent writing skills and experience with logframe and proposal development
  • Experience in designing and management nutrition surveys (e.g. evaluations, SMART or SQUEAC surveys)
  • Experience in designing and conducting formative research for an intervention design
  • Experience of behavior change theory and research techniques e.g. Barrier Analysis
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • French or Arabic language skills would be an advantage

PIN Offers:

  • Interesting and creative work working with people from around the world
  • PIN supports professional and personal development
  • Salary according to the PIN salary scale and local cost of living depending on your location
  • 25 days of annual leave and sick days
  • PIN covers costs related to traveling abroad such as flights, accommodation, medical check-ups, vaccinations, travel insurance etc.
  • Work-from-home is possible upon agreement
  • Laptop (also for personal use)
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Great. Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).