Job Announcement: Agriculture Advisor for USAID SPRING Project (Washington, DC)
The Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project is looking to hire an Agriculture Advisor.
SPRING is a five-year cooperative agreement funded USAID to provide state-of-the-art technical support and facilitate country-led, regional, and global programs to improve the nutritional status of women and children. The SPRING implementation team consists of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (the Prime), Helen Keller International (HKI), The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Save the Children (SC), and The Manoff Group (TMG). SPRING builds on past USAID investments and its partner expertise to deliver high impact nutrition interventions, such as infant and young child feeding, control of micronutrient deficiencies, and maternal nutrition practices focusing on the first 1,000 days of life. SPRING is also leading efforts to strengthen the evidence base and to build on, clarify, and strengthen understanding, application, and use of the most promising nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions. In support of this, SPRING builds capacity and creates dialogue and evidence through exchange of ideas across stakeholders through a platform for Knowledge Management to share Agriculture/Nutrition-related learning. SPRING provides an opportunity for USAID bureaus and missions worldwide to access technical services and resources to design or build upon their investments in nutrition.
The Agriculture Advisor will be an integral member of SPRING’s global technical staff, supporting work in linking agriculture and nutrition. As a member of the agriculture/nutrition team, this position will work closely with technical advisors in nutrition, agriculture, behavior change, and research methods to lead implementation of agriculture/nutrition activities, contribute to the team’s thought leadership role with and for the Bureau for Food Security, and the development of technical content for guidance documents and reports including literature reviews, contextual analyses, and technical/operations research reports. The Agriculture Advisor will provide technical assistance as needed to SPRING’s agriculture activities, and co-lead SPRING’s contribution to the evidence base regarding the role of agriculture in supporting nutritional outcomes in developing country settings, especially among Feed the Future (FTF)-funded activities. In collaboration with other technical advisors, the Agriculture Advisor will enhance program delivery and quality in FTF programs. The Agriculture Advisor will also actively promote emerging and/or evidence-based work in agriculture that is designed and implemented to support nutritional outcomes by contributing to the project’s Knowledge Management plans and mechanisms. She/He will report to the Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Director.
For more information and to apply, visit the SPRING career page →
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014.