The Senior Nutritionist promotes World Vision Canada's (WVC) efforts to provide appropriate nutrition responses in emergency situations, with a view to longer-term rehabilitation and development. The position of Senior Nutritionist focuses on increasing the extent and quality of WVC's emergency nutrition responses; strengthens monitoring and evaluation; promotes results based management; strategically directs and manages nutrition programs and develops donor relations (e.g., CIDA). The overall role focuses primarily on the further development and implementation of the WVC Emergency Nutrition Strategic Plan, in collaboration with the Nutrition, WVC Humanitarian Assistance (HAT) and Food Aid & Security (FAST) Teams and the World Vision partnership network.
Specific functions include
* Building the knowledge and skills of the WVC Nutrition Team with respect to emergency nutrition response.
* Identifying, liaising and coordinating members of a WV Emergency Nutrition Group within the WV partnership.
* Co-ordinating and developing policy regarding WV partnership nutrition emergency responses.
* Accessing relevant state-of-the-art approaches and good practice bench-marks and sharing these with the WV Emergency Nutrition Group and wider WV partnership.
* In collaboration with human resources, identifying a number of key resource people (as external consultants) to strengthen the rapid
response and capacity-building potential of WVC.
* Assisting partners to improve capacity to monitor and evaluate emergency food and nutrition programmes (e.g., regional training
workshops, responding to technical queries, disseminating relevant materials).
* Developing tools to enhance WVC's nutrition emergency response (e.g., emergency nutrition stocks, a WVC 'Emergency Food and Nutrition Handbook') for dissemination to WV partners.
* In collaboration with the HAT, participating in emergency assessment missions and assisting with the design of emergency food and nutrition programmes.
* Developing formal and informal links with relevant academic and professional institutions (e.g., presenting papers at conferences).
* Making regular field trips as emergencies arise and for regional/national strategizing.
The successful candidate should possess a Masters degree or an equivalent in a nutritional or health-related discipline and have three
to five years of NGO experience managing emergency nutrition programs in a developing country. You will also require strong written and oral communication skills, be able to interpret data and prepare papers for publication/presentation. You need to be well versed in a PC environment with Word, Excel, and EPI6. Evidence of a highly motivated team player is necessary. International travel is required.
Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the values and goals of the World Vision partnership.
Interested candidates are invited to forward a CV with an accompanying cover letter to
The Human Resources Department
World Vision Canada
6630 Turner Valley Road
Mississauga ON L5N 2S4