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Title:    Education and Training Advisor for Nutrition (Agriculture)             Grade: E

Department:  Ethiopia Country Office                                                         

Duration of Contract – 9 month

Summary Scope of Work

The Education and Training Advisor for Nutrition will provide technical support to the Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity, a USAID’s 5-year, multi-sectoral nutrition and WASH project, aims to improve the nutritional status of women and under five children focusing on 1000 days (from conception to age two) in Ethiopia. The Education and Training Advisor will particularly be working on Intermediate Result 5.4 that focuses on strengthening nutrition technical expertise across sectors by strengthening the nutrition pre-service education and in-service training for Nutrition, agriculture and health professionals. Accordingly, s/he provides technical support to integrate nutrition sensitive agriculture competencies in to the curricula of agriculture cadres and ensure that their education follows competency based education approaches. S/he is also expected to maintain excellent working relationships with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FMoANR), Federal Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, (FMoLF), Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA), TVET Agency, and project institutions and the respective regional bureaus.

Reporting Structure

  • Position Reports To:  Sr. Education & Training Advisor (GTN)
  • Position Supervised:  None

Responsibilities (include Leadership, Business Development, and Knowledge Management)

All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above.
  • Actively participate in the business development process.
  • Actively participate in the knowledge sharing and transfer process.
  • Make responsible decisions that result in both time and cost containment.

 

Result Areas

Leadership

  • Lead the development and implementation of work plan for agriculture institutions and collaborate with other technical advisors to implement common interventions and make adjustments to work plan based on lessons learned from the early project implementation;
  • Lead the design and development of assessment, supervision and reporting tools for agriculture institutions to monitor implementation progress and inform planning;
  • Maintain relationships with teaching institutions, practice sites, government authorities and other stakeholders, and advocate for integrating nutrition contents into agriculture university and TVET level academic programs;
  • Model a proactive, problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork and fosters high motivation and enthusiasm with colleagues;
  • Promote Jhpiego’s overall program goal and objectives in helping the country achieve its nutrition and development goals;

Program Management & Implementation

  • Participate in the development of project work plans, innovative implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Work with the FMoANR, FMoLF, FMoE, Federal TVET Agency and project supported institutions in integration of essential nutrition sensitive agriculture content in to agriculture curriculum at university and ATVET levels
  • Provide technical assistance in the design and development of competency-based nutrition learning and assessment instruments/ lecture notes and manuals
  • Facilitate competency-based training in key pedagogic areas like effective teaching skills, instructional design skills and nutrition technical updates
  • Support institutions to apply effective approaches in the day-to-day teaching and assessment of students, operationalize curricular revisions and implementation of nutrition sensitive agriculture competencies
  • Provide technical guidance in education quality improvement processes and support agriculture institutions to adapt HERQA’s education quality improvement tools to address gaps in quality of nutrition sensitive agriculture education
  • Assess the ongoing needs of agriculture institutions in both technical assistance and material supplies and work to meet the needs either using project resources or by coordinating and leveraging support from other parties
  • Facilitate forums and panel discussions on nutrition sensitive agriculture and technically assist to establish nutrition clubs as appropriate at project supported institutions
  • Supervise and provide regular support, guidance and mentoring to institutions focal persons identified by the program
  • Work jointly with the program officer and assistant to coordinate planning and scheduling of activities, guide the work of program assistant and ensure that logistical support is available for the smooth implementation of events and activities
  • Monitor program outputs and results related to pre-service education and work closely with Program officer and M&E research advisor to ensure that these are documented and reported accurately. Compile additional documentation, such as case studies, best practices or special reports when indicated
  • Write activity report and contribute to monthly update, semi-annual and annual report writing and revision
  • Work with Program officer to plan for and facilitate timely cost share documentation for the project

Business Development

  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for new business and new or leveraged funding sources;
  • Contribute to proposal design and writing;

Knowledge Management and Sharing

  • Promote communication and focus for creating a learning environment across Jhpiego and other Growth through Nutrition implementing partners on thematic issues and ensure the sharing of such information and knowledge across the program;
  • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned over the course of implementation, and document these for internal use, and external audiences;

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above in public health nutrition. First degree in agriculture related field is advantageous;
  • Seven to Eight years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience.
  • Experience of implementing nutrition sensitive interventions as part of multi-sectorial nutrition approach to nutrition
  • Minimum of 5 years of working in higher education system, with relevant teaching experience and an in-depth understanding of higher education system of the country;
  • Experience in delivering competency based training
  • Understanding of national nutrition program role of agriculture sector in nutrition and
  • Understanding of education quality improvement issues and approaches in pre service education setting.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Effective communication in English and Amharic (written and oral) with strong presentation and writing skills;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with national and international staff and partners, and flexible;
  • Computer Literacy (Word, Excel and power point);
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

How to Apply

Applicant are expected to STRICTLY follow the below listed application procedures:

  1. Only qualified and interested applicants can submit application letter and well written curriculum vitae saved in one complied PDF format.
  2. Applicants are required to state their current basic salary in their application letter.
  3. Applicants must make sure their application document is saved by their full name in PDF format.
  4. CREDENTIALS OR WORK CERTIFICATES MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED.
  5. The job position being applied for must be explicitly stated in the application letter.
  6. Applicants must use this E-mail [email protected] to submit applications and make sure to state the job position title applying for in the subject line.
  7. Applications not fulfilling the requirements stated above will automatically be rejected.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

 Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package. The winning candidate is expected to start within short period after finalization of the recruitment process.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.

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Our History

Responding to the Changing Needs of Women and Families Worldwide

Since its founding in 1974, Jhpiego has been innovating to save the lives of women and families worldwide. From the first day, Jhpiego has been asking the question: How can we make lifesaving services available and accessible to the people who need them—all over the world?

Dr. Theodore M. King, an early innovator and champion for women’s health, was the moving force behind the founding of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1970s, King recognized the need to make physicians, nurses and administrators from developing countries aware of reproductive health breakthroughs, such as laparoscopy (a procedure used to inspect internal reproductive organs for infertility or to provide contraception by closing off the fallopian tubes) and modern contraceptives. Originally known as the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, the organization was funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under King’s leadership, as a founder, trustee and later president of Jhpiego for 14 years, the organization conducted a steady stream of programs throughout the developing world.

How Did We Get from There to Here?

Early on, Jhpiego established itself as a leader in reproductive health training. Beginning in 1974, Jhpiego held training sessions on family planning/reproductive health for doctors and nurses in the USA In 1979, Jhpiego started its first in-country training programs in Tunisia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand and the Philippines. From 1987 through 2004, Jhpiego conducted three global Training in Reproductive Health Projects, funded by USAID. Beginning in 1993, Jhpiego published learning materials on long-acting family planning methods.

Over the years—to respond more effectively to the needs of individual countries—Jhpiego became increasingly field-based and established its first field office in Kenya in 1993. Today, Jhpiego has field offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. Similarly, Jhpiego’s programming areas have expanded to meet changing needs in the field. In addition to family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego now has expertise in maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.

Jhpiego’s work has also expanded to address reproductive health policy and guidelines and to support health systems strengthening. For example, in 1996 in Brazil, Jhpiego launched a performance and quality improvement approach, now known as Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R), which has since been implemented in 30 countries. SBM-R empowers health workers and facilities to improve the performance and quality of their services by providing them with the tools and methods they need to make decisions, solve problems and innovate at the local level.

Innovations in Training Methods and Technologies

In 1986, Jhpiego pioneered a competency-based training (CBT) approach that emphasizes learning by doing. CBT focuses on how the participant performs and promotes the trainer’s ability to encourage learning. Jhpiego also introduced the use of anatomic models for “humanistic training.” To minimize risk to clients, learners first practice on models until they achieve competency. In 1995, a clinical training skills manual—the cornerstone of Jhpiego’s training approach—was published. Using a systematic “training of trainers” approach, Jhpiego has created a global network of qualified physician, nurse and midwife trainers.

As early as 1984, Jhpiego collaborated with the University of the West Indies to deliver reproductive health courses, via satellite, to six islands in the Caribbean. In 1987, Jhpiego sponsored a global meeting on reproductive health education and technology with the World Health Organization (WHO) and introduced computer-assisted instruction to simulate clinical situations in several of its US-based courses. In 1995, ReproLine, an online source for reproductive health information, was launched. Today, Jhpiego continues to explore new learning technologies: mobile phones in Afghanistan, a computer-based learning management system in Ethiopia, computer-based training in Ghana, a distance learning program in Zambia.

Practical Solutions for Low-Resource Settings

Since the 1992 publication of its international reference standard Infection Prevention for Family Planning Service Programs, Jhpiego has been at the forefront in promoting evidence-based practices that can protect health care professionals, staff and clients from potentially life-threatening infections. To this end, Jhpiego has tested and introduced practical, low-cost infection prevention procedures that can be implemented effectively in settings with limited resources.

In developing countries, cervical cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In 1995, Jhpiego began research with the University of Zimbabwe to find a low-cost alternative to the Pap test that could make cervical cancer prevention a reality in low-resource settings. Based on the results of this research, Jhpiego helped form the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention in 1999 and received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its cervical cancer program. Since that time, Jhpiego has developed and piloted the single visit approach in which women are screened and treated during the same visit.

In 1995, Jhpiego began addressing HIV/AIDS and its integration with family planning services. Six years later, Jhpiego began work in HIV voluntary counseling and testing with a USAID-funded project in Jamaica. In 2002, Jhpiego received its first funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for work in HIV/AIDS and, the following year, developed a global learning package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV—with CDC, WHO and university partners—to enable global scale-up. Also in 2003, Jhpiego began work on male circumcision for HIV prevention in Zambia. In 2008, Jhpiego developed a global learning package on male circumcision for HIV prevention with WHO and UNAIDS.

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Title:    Education and Training Advisor for Nutrition (Agriculture)             Grade: E

Department:  Ethiopia Country Office                                                         

Duration of Contract – 9 month

Summary Scope of Work

The Education and Training Advisor for Nutrition will provide technical support to the Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity, a USAID’s 5-year, multi-sectoral nutrition and WASH project, aims to improve the nutritional status of women and under five children focusing on 1000 days (from conception to age two) in Ethiopia. The Education and Training Advisor will particularly be working on Intermediate Result 5.4 that focuses on strengthening nutrition technical expertise across sectors by strengthening the nutrition pre-service education and in-service training for Nutrition, agriculture and health professionals. Accordingly, s/he provides technical support to integrate nutrition sensitive agriculture competencies in to the curricula of agriculture cadres and ensure that their education follows competency based education approaches. S/he is also expected to maintain excellent working relationships with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FMoANR), Federal Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, (FMoLF), Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA), TVET Agency, and project institutions and the respective regional bureaus.

Reporting Structure

  • Position Reports To:  Sr. Education & Training Advisor (GTN)
  • Position Supervised:  None

Responsibilities (include Leadership, Business Development, and Knowledge Management)

All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above.
  • Actively participate in the business development process.
  • Actively participate in the knowledge sharing and transfer process.
  • Make responsible decisions that result in both time and cost containment.

 

Result Areas

Leadership

  • Lead the development and implementation of work plan for agriculture institutions and collaborate with other technical advisors to implement common interventions and make adjustments to work plan based on lessons learned from the early project implementation;
  • Lead the design and development of assessment, supervision and reporting tools for agriculture institutions to monitor implementation progress and inform planning;
  • Maintain relationships with teaching institutions, practice sites, government authorities and other stakeholders, and advocate for integrating nutrition contents into agriculture university and TVET level academic programs;
  • Model a proactive, problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork and fosters high motivation and enthusiasm with colleagues;
  • Promote Jhpiego’s overall program goal and objectives in helping the country achieve its nutrition and development goals;

Program Management & Implementation

  • Participate in the development of project work plans, innovative implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Work with the FMoANR, FMoLF, FMoE, Federal TVET Agency and project supported institutions in integration of essential nutrition sensitive agriculture content in to agriculture curriculum at university and ATVET levels
  • Provide technical assistance in the design and development of competency-based nutrition learning and assessment instruments/ lecture notes and manuals
  • Facilitate competency-based training in key pedagogic areas like effective teaching skills, instructional design skills and nutrition technical updates
  • Support institutions to apply effective approaches in the day-to-day teaching and assessment of students, operationalize curricular revisions and implementation of nutrition sensitive agriculture competencies
  • Provide technical guidance in education quality improvement processes and support agriculture institutions to adapt HERQA’s education quality improvement tools to address gaps in quality of nutrition sensitive agriculture education
  • Assess the ongoing needs of agriculture institutions in both technical assistance and material supplies and work to meet the needs either using project resources or by coordinating and leveraging support from other parties
  • Facilitate forums and panel discussions on nutrition sensitive agriculture and technically assist to establish nutrition clubs as appropriate at project supported institutions
  • Supervise and provide regular support, guidance and mentoring to institutions focal persons identified by the program
  • Work jointly with the program officer and assistant to coordinate planning and scheduling of activities, guide the work of program assistant and ensure that logistical support is available for the smooth implementation of events and activities
  • Monitor program outputs and results related to pre-service education and work closely with Program officer and M&E research advisor to ensure that these are documented and reported accurately. Compile additional documentation, such as case studies, best practices or special reports when indicated
  • Write activity report and contribute to monthly update, semi-annual and annual report writing and revision
  • Work with Program officer to plan for and facilitate timely cost share documentation for the project

Business Development

  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for new business and new or leveraged funding sources;
  • Contribute to proposal design and writing;

Knowledge Management and Sharing

  • Promote communication and focus for creating a learning environment across Jhpiego and other Growth through Nutrition implementing partners on thematic issues and ensure the sharing of such information and knowledge across the program;
  • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned over the course of implementation, and document these for internal use, and external audiences;

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above in public health nutrition. First degree in agriculture related field is advantageous;
  • Seven to Eight years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience.
  • Experience of implementing nutrition sensitive interventions as part of multi-sectorial nutrition approach to nutrition
  • Minimum of 5 years of working in higher education system, with relevant teaching experience and an in-depth understanding of higher education system of the country;
  • Experience in delivering competency based training
  • Understanding of national nutrition program role of agriculture sector in nutrition and
  • Understanding of education quality improvement issues and approaches in pre service education setting.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Effective communication in English and Amharic (written and oral) with strong presentation and writing skills;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with national and international staff and partners, and flexible;
  • Computer Literacy (Word, Excel and power point);
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

How to Apply

Applicant are expected to STRICTLY follow the below listed application procedures:

  1. Only qualified and interested applicants can submit application letter and well written curriculum vitae saved in one complied PDF format.
  2. Applicants are required to state their current basic salary in their application letter.
  3. Applicants must make sure their application document is saved by their full name in PDF format.
  4. CREDENTIALS OR WORK CERTIFICATES MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED.
  5. The job position being applied for must be explicitly stated in the application letter.
  6. Applicants must use this E-mail [email protected] to submit applications and make sure to state the job position title applying for in the subject line.
  7. Applications not fulfilling the requirements stated above will automatically be rejected.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

 Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package. The winning candidate is expected to start within short period after finalization of the recruitment process.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.

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