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USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, led by JSI
Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners, including Save the Children. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
USAID Advancing Nutrition’s work in Mozambique will prioritize strengthening host government capacity to plan and manage nutrition programming, including strengthened human resource capacity to plan and manage nutrition programming as well as improved systems for coordination of multi-sectoral nutrition planning, programming, and evaluation. The project will also provide technical assistance to the USAID bilateral Transform Nutrition in formative and implementation research as well as social and behaviour change strategy development and program design. Save the Children will serve as the project’s implementation lead in Mozambique, and the project will be known as USAID Promovendo a Nutrição.
The Chief of Party will provide technical leadership and program management of USAID Advancing Nutrition in Mozambique. Core accountabilities include:
The position will work under the direct line management of the USAID Advancing Nutrition Deputy Director, and is expected to work closely and coordinate with the Save the Children Mozambique Country Director and/or designate.
Management of all personnel and operations of USAID Advancing Nutrition in Maputo and Nampula. Excellent relationships with USAID, USAID implementing partners, Ministry officials, local government officials, and community leaders.
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.