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Nutrition Fellowship

Date Posted
9th October 2017
Reference
VAC-27076
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Contract
Location
Leogane, Haiti
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Nutrition Fellow works with a strong team both in Haiti and Chattanooga, TN, to actively help fulfill the vision, mission and activities of the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti (CNP)/Kore Timoun.

Job Description

Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti/Kore Timoun aims to improve health and wellness of children under 5 through community based prevention and management of malnutrition in Léogâne, Haïti. Our programs address a wide range of factors promoting nutrition and supporting sustainable livelihoods in both rural and urban communities, including maternal child health, community empowerment, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

The Nutrition Fellow works with a strong team both in Haiti and Chattanooga, TN, to actively help fulfill the vision, mission and activities of the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti (CNP)/Kore Timoun. S/he is primarily responsible, with support and supervision from the Country Program Director and Executive Director, for ensuring that the objectives and responsibilities outlined below are accomplished and meet the highest professional and ethical standards.

The Nutrition Fellowship focuses on improving nutrition in children under 5 years through our community programs. Working together with the Programs Manager and monitrices (community health workers), the Nutrition Fellow will support growth monitoring and Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) throughout the commune of Léogâne. Additionally, the Nutrition Fellow’s work will help build capacity and partnerships with local actors and resources.

The Nutrition Fellow is based in Léogâne, Haiti, and reports to the Country Program Director. This position will require a minimum of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday with occasional weekends. Office hours for fellows are between 8:00am and 4:30pm, with flexible hours in the field.

 

Core Objectives & Responsibilities

  • Identify unmet nutritional and health needs of children in the region
  • Build the capacity of monitrices through evidence based trainings
  • Work closely with program managers to support on-going activities as well as develop new programs and initiatives
  • Seek new funding opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Assist the Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow in collecting program data

 

Benefits for Fellows

  • Gain experience in the field of international public health while working with a community based organization. Learn about interagency collaboration and coordination in the nutrition sector.
  • Receive mentoring and support from executive staff to ensure key objectives and responsibilities are met, as well as personal and professional development.
  • $200 USD/month stipend based on the time commitment outlined above, and 20 annual vacation days plus Haitian holidays.
  • Shared accommodations provided with reliable electricity, water, and wifi (with occasional outages)
  • Meals and housekeeping provided Monday through Friday, with the exception of Haitian holidays.
  • · One week Kreyòl language study at the beginning of the fellowship
  • · Transportation provided for a monthly Fellows Group Excursion
  • 24 hour security of residence/office.

Fellow is responsible for providing travel to and from Haiti, medical evacuation insurance and health insurance, and any personal expenses that are incurred

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous experience in health promotion, program development, or project management. Master’s in public health, international development, or a clinical field preferred. Proficient in French and/or Creole desired.

 

Length of Commitment: 12 months

 

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