Myanmar: Nutrition Thematic Adviser

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 22 Feb 2017

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 2 years

Role Purpose:

The Nutrition Thematic Advisor is overall accountable for delivering a strategic and high impact nutrition portfolio of work, integrated and stand-alone, for children in Myanmar. More specifically, the Nutrition Thematic Advisor is responsible for developing multi-year thematic strategies and annual plans, designing and guiding programme implementation across sectors, identifying and securing development opportunities, developing strong external relations, and producing and utilising high quality and well-articulated project evidence and research for learning, for advocacy and for the continued development of the Nutrition portfolio. The Advisor will ensure that innovative nutrition activities are central to Save the Children’s Myanmar Country Programme. The Thematic Advisor is also responsible for promoting programme quality in close collaboration with the Nutrition Program Senior Advisor, and the MEAL team. In addition, the Nutrition Advisor is responsible for the management and supervision of key staff managing nutrition projects/teams (that is, nutrition projects which are not managed as part of the child poverty or health portfolio), currently the LEARN nutrition programme, the SUN civil society coalition and the nutrition advisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post graduate level in Nutrition (and a degree in Public Health desirable) and a minimum of 8 years’ management experience in both emergency and development contexts
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Nutrition programme development, implementation and growth and experience in working with a wide range of donors
  • Experience in project design, proposal development and developing donor relationships
  • Experience in conducting/participating in/guiding operational and formative research (including analysis and reporting)
  • Strong policy analysis and policy engagement experience.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working with government partners, partner agencies, local partners, and in consortium
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, SPSS/STATA, ENA, etc.)
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘

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