£38,250 - £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term contract for 12 months

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Asia Nutrition Adviser and deliver technical support to a large  portfolio of programmes in Asia. You will play a critical role in raising new funds and supporting the delivery of high-quality programmes in the region.

 In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Asia Nutrition Adviser you will be expected to work closely with colleagues in country offices especially in the Health and Nutrition and Food Security and Livelihoods Teams, both from a distance and through country visits. Providing strategic and technical support to country offices in the Asia region, you will deliver high quality nutrition programmes. You will also develop proposals focusing on nutrition and will support all project implementation. In addition you will:

  • Provide technical support to country offices to develop and implement high quality nutrition programmes following Save the Children's theory of change, with a strong emphasis on social and behaviour change
  • Support country offices to collect and analyse MEAL data, demonstrating attributable outcomes and showing the impact of their work on nutrition
  • Assist country offices to select and recruit senior technical staff
  • Encourage the development of peer networks of technical staff in nutrition
  • Participate in regional or global meetings and technical working groups as appropriate.

To be successful in this new and exciting role, you will have an internationally recognized third level qualification in nutrition, such as an MSc in public health nutrition or equivalent. You must have significant knowledge and experience overseeing maternal infant and young child nutrition programmes along with expertise in qualitative assessment tools and approaches for formative research and social and behaviour change. In addition you must have:

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Significant experience in the design, implementation and management of nutrition programmes in an international development context
  • Demonstrated experience with developing high-value proposals, budgets, grant management, donor liaison and report writing
  • Experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders in government agencies, international organisations, donors, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing skills
  • The ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPI-Info-6, SMART/ENA, and Outlook
  • A willingness and ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations.

Experience working or living in Asia along with fluency in  Bahasa Indonesia, Urdu, Hindi or Bangla is desirable. We encourage people from the region to apply.

Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Director and Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date:  6th December 2020

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Posted on: 13 November 2020
Closed date: 06 December 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Intl Development