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Community Nutritionist – Intern at International Potato Center

The Position: The community nutritionist intern will dedicate his/her time working in counties linked to the OFSP seed and root value chain and work with the respective counties, national governments and other development partners to promote nutrition sensitive agriculture and biofortification in Kenya. He/she will assist the CIP Nutrition Scientist to coordinate nutrition sensitive agricultural activities around biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato in selected counties and assist in designing, overseeing implementation of nutrition education, communication and behavior change activities in the OFSP value chains. Key responsibilities:

  • Be the projects contact person with the partners we will be working with to promote nutrition sensitive agriculture and biofortification in Kenya.
  • Assist the CIP Nutrition Scientist to coordinate nutrition sensitive agriculture activities around biofortified orange fleshed sweetpotato in selected counties.
  • Assist in designing, oversee implementation of nutrition education, communication and behavior change activities in the OFSP value chains.
  • Provides consultation to and works with Volunteer Health Workers. Selection Criteria
  • A bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health or a related field.
  • A master’s degree in nutrition will be an added advantage.
  • At least 1-year experience with community nutrition work specifically on maternal, infant, young child and adolescent nutrition (MIYCAN).
  • Advanced level of MS Office.
  • Advanced level in written and spoken English.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili.

Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the- art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the

developing world.

  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are

mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

What are the conditions?

The position is an internship position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents

only. The internship will be for a period of three months.

How to apply?

Visit the following link: https://ift.tt/2rmdLig and submit your cover letter and a full

C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on March 13, 2020 and will

continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to Apply

 

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