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Food Systems and Nutrition Team Lead, Madagascar Feed the

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Food Systems and Nutrition Team Lead for an upcoming Feed the Future activity in Madagascar funded by USAID. The anticipated program will improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations through sustainable, climate resilient agricultural and natural resource management practices in a to-be-determined region of Madagascar. These activities will work at the household, community, and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition and strengthen sustainable livelihoods and agriculture productivity.

The Food Systems and Nutrition Team Lead will lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive interventions and activities across the entirety of the program. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in a to be determined region of Madagascar.

• Manage and... advocate for the integration of high quality and responsive approaches across the entirety of the program to increase availability, affordability, access to and consumption of safe, nutritious foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable groups
• Oversee the implementation of field research to identify key opportunities for increasing food availability, affordability, accessibility, for the consumption of safe, nutritious food
• Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable groups, applying nutrition-sensitive best practices and support and input from ACDI/VOCA Home Office Technical Experts
• Provide technical guidance on the development of tools, resources, and models to facilitate the integration of nutrition into livelihoods, climate smart agriculture and market systems development interventions
• Design and conduct participatory workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and/or food systems for program participants, including households, private sectors actors, and government
• Facilitate the increased capacity of all staff members in nutrition and food systems integration
• Implement Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) best practices to inform and scale-up nutrition and food systems interventions
• Manage and direct implementation teams to carry out project activities as needed

• Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum 7 years of experience integrating nutrition into agriculture and/or market systems development .
• Experience working with food systems actors, including rural producers, farmers’ associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, private sector food processors, or governments desired.
• Understanding of gender- and youth-integrated agriculture concepts and ability to integrate gender and youth into nutrition-sensitive approaches.
• Experience or demonstrated interest in climate-smart, resiliency, and social and behavior change approaches greatly preferred.
• Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.
• Excellent written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise manner.
• Experience working in Madagascar is required.
• Fluency in French and/or Malagasy is required; English preferred.

Malagasy nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position


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