Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nutrition Expert (NRLM) - CARE India (Apply by: 26 April 2014)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Nutrition Expert (NRLM), CARE India, New Delhi 

1. POSITION VACANT: Nutrition Expert - NRLM (NE-NRLM), CARE India, New Delhi

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

CARE India is a part of the CARE International Confederation working in 84 countries for a world where all people live in dignity and security.


CARE has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response.

In recent years, CARE India has been involved with improving the quality and coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition services in the states of Bihar and UP, in collaboration with the government and key development actors viz. BMGF, DFID and the World Bank, amongst others.

The Government of India, through the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) is endeavoring to link poor families with sustainable livelihoods opportunities. NRLM through its mandate, infrastructure and extensive experience of work at community platforms, is well placed to complement NRHM and ICDS’ efforts to improve health and nutrition outcomes and goals at the grassroots level.

It is expected that progress toward health and nutrition goals and outcomes shall be accelerated through greater coordination between NRLM and the government’s health and nutrition programs.

CARE India has been requested to help establish a Technical Support Unit (TSU) at NRLM to play this bridge role. The TSU shall provide technical inputs for supporting strategy development, support planning, budgeting, and advocacy and facilitate joint monitoring and use of data across various levels of NRLM andNRHM.

For more information about CARE India please visit http://www.careindia.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

The NE-NRLM shall report to the Team Leader, TSU.  S/he shall ensure that programme interventions, specifically designed for implementation of nutrition-related activities, are incorporated in NRLM.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Providing high quality technical support to the NRHM and the ICDS for prioritizing implementation of the country’s nutrition strategy;
(2) Analyzing various interventions on nutrition and developing technical content and intervention packages to promote the mandate of NRLM;
(3) Supporting NRLM with relevant analysis, state of the art knowledge on nutrition programming, innovations and best practices, and developing new tools and technologies and/or adapting existing ones;
(4) Co-ordinating with other experts in the TSU for effective integration of nutrition component in NRLM;
(5) Be the point person from NRLM TSU for coordination with SRLMs in Bihar and UP.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualifications:

Postgraduate degree in Nutrition, Masters in Public Health, or equivalent, from a recognised University or College.

Experience:

(1) 5- 6 years of proven work experience in the area of nutrition;
(2) Updated knowledge on latest developments nationally as well as internationally in the area of Nutrition.

Skills:

(1) Demonstrated ability and experience of efficiently managing a team, coordinating with international experts and liaising with senior government functionaries and other stakeholders;
(2) Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills;
(3) Ability to function effectively as a team member;
(4) Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
(5) Ability to travel extensively;
(6) Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Hindi will be an asset.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross annual remuneration budgeted for the position is Rs. 13 to 17 lakhs per annum. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

5. TENURE:

The successful applicant shall be offered a two to three year employment contract with CARE India.

7. LOCATION:

The position will be based at New Delhi

8. REFERENCE: NE-NRLM

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Email: ne-nrlm@sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to ne-nrlm@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before April 26, 2014. Candidates are urged to apply immediately, as tele-interviews with strong applicants, are likely to be initiated almost right away. For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in

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