Nutrition & Public Health Advisor

Job location: London with frequent field visits (30-40% visits). Being based in UK with frequent trips to London office is also upon agreement.

Starting date: based on agreement

Duration: 24 months with expected extension

Salary: as per PIN’s salary scales: 31,200 to 37,000 GBP /year for London

Main task:

  • To develop the quality and scale of PIN’s programming in the Nutrition & Public Health sectors.

Main focus:

  • Strengthen PIN Country Programs and employees’ capacity to design and effectively implement Nutrition & Public Health interventions
  • Ensure the technical quality of PIN’s Nutrition & Public Health interventions through methodological support in emergency, recovery and development contexts
  • Be aware of existing trends in the sector and develop new innovations in collaboration with Country Programs and, when relevant, external partners.

Main responsibilities:

  • assist Country Programs with designing new nutrition-related projects and program strategies
  • provide technical and methodological consultations
  • preparing and conducting surveys, baselines or evaluations
  • assist Country Programs with setting-up Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning systems for nutrition projects
  • lead on internal evaluations of health projects, especially behaviour change-related projects
  • participate in selection and commenting ToRs of external evaluators of nutrition/health projects
  • build nutrition-related capacity of PIN’s national and expatriate staff and when needed, develop practical toolkits, e-learning modules, etc. for raising the quality of PIN’s nutrition work
  • in cooperation with PIN’s Communication & Advocacy Department support Country Programs to develop and implement communication & advocacy strategies related to PIN’s nutrition and public health programming
  • results-oriented networking with other international actors
  • support PIN’s operational research partnerships with UK and US universities
  • assist Country Programs’ in presenting its nutrition-related expertise to the key stakeholders
  • increase the awareness and recognition of PIN’s nutrition and public health work among key donors and potential partners
  • develop guidance and public documentation on PIN’s flagship nutrition & public health approaches
  • staying up-to-date on the existing developments and trends in the nutrition and public health sectors, ensure this is reflected in PIN’s programming
  • support country programmes to develop technology-based innovations in the sector in cooperation with PIN’s Global Innovation Advisor

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing nutrition, nutrition security and/or public health related projects
  • Experience with emergency nutrition programs is preferred
  • Knowledge of epidemiology would be 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 (experience with logframe development and proposal writing required)
  • Experience in designing and managing surveys (e.g. baselines, SMART or SQUEAC surveys, evaluations)
  • Systematic attitude to work, sufficient attention to detail
  • Very good ability to communicate with people in a positive, non-conflicting way
  • Good representation skills, fluent spoken and written English
  • Commitment of staying with PIN’s Knowledge and Learning Department for at least 2 years
  • Applicants must already have the right to work in the UK (see more details here:

People in Need offers:

  • Work in a well-established and continually evolving global NGO
  • Be part of a committed, professional and friendly team with an informal atmosphere
  • 31,200 to 37,000 GBP /year for London
  • Relax with 25 days of paid leave annually
  • Benefits as per statutory UK employment contracts (e.g. sick pay, contribution to pension scheme)
  • Possibility to work from home for periods of time
  • Benefit from PIN coverage of all costs related to the Country Program visits, such as vaccinations, flights, visas and accommodation


Are you interested in this position? Send us your resume and motivation letter in English (for this vacancy we are not accepting any other application) via this link. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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: