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Technical Advisor - Nutrition (Expiration 21/07/2019)

FHI 360 seeks a Technical Advisor—Nutrition for a potential USAID Mali Integrated Family, Household, and Community Health & Nutrition Activity. The Technical Director will play the lead role in guiding the implementation of technically sound and innovative approaches, in close collaboration with Government of Mali and other stakeholders in the areas of nutrition; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning; and social and behavior change. It is anticipated that the Technical Advisor will be based in Bamako, Mali. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the technical direction of the project.
  • Provide strategic leadership on nutrition policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial to the target population.
  • Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with Government of Mali nutrition policies and strategies, including USAID policy priorities.
  • Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams.
  • Help develop internal organizational nutrition training and develop tools, guidelines, standards to improve program quality.
  • Contribute to the learning agenda by writing nutrition background documents, briefs, and presentations, including carrying out relevant literature reviews, landscape analyses, and data analysis.
  • Foster technical capacity building of field staff through technical updates, training opportunities, exchange visits, literature sharing, etc.
  • Actively engage in nutrition networks and forums to support government nutrition priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in nutrition-related initiatives.
  • Participate as the nutrition representative as it relates to nutrition initiatives in Mali
  • Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners in the field.


  • Masters (MSc) in Nutrition or related field, with an emphasis on community nutrition, public health nutrition, SBCC, or other relevant sub-specialty.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience designing and implementing multi-sector nutrition programs.
  • Demonstrated significant expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country government staff working on nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health, and SBCC activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities in the fields of nutrition.
  • Prior experience in the Malian nutrition sector desirable, preferably including experience at the community, district, sub-national and national levels.
  • Field experience in the prevention of malnutrition and under-nutrition and a strong understanding of nutrition and related policies, strategies and programs.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in French. Proficiency in English preferred.



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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8 ans
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Bamako - MALI
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