United States of America: USPSC Nutritionist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018


The incumbent will have strong applied nutrition program implementation experience, including
but not limited to, demonstrated technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
maternal and child health, nutrition in emergencies, infant and young child feeding, maternal
nutrition, ration design, monitoring & evaluation, research and/or nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
The incumbent will be able to provide technical and programmatic guidance to FFP staff both in
Washington and the field, participating as a member of the Nutrition Security Team within the
Technical Learning and Planning Division of the office. The incumbent will be responsible for
proposal review, technical policy, guidance development, and implementation of improvements
to the nutritional impact of food assistance programs. This will require a close collaboration with
Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), the U.S.
Government (USG) Interagency, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The incumbent will serve as a technical coordinator and advisor in the following technical areas:

  • Nutrition in emergencies;
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture;
  • Public health nutrition (with expertise in reproductive, maternal and child health);
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) (with expertise in survey design and implementation);
  • Food safety and quality monitoring and auditing;
  • Food product specifications and compliance;
  • Packaging, warehousing and supply chain management; and
  • Food product development, manufacturing and research

The overall role of the incumbent is to work with other FFP staff and implementing partners to
realize the goals of improving nutrition programming.

Core Areas of Responsibility

The Nutritionist will recommend strategies to achieve the best possible nutritional outcomes for
FFP’s beneficiary populations, facilitate the integration of new products, and manage the
development and integration of new programming guidance for implementing partners.
Under the direct supervision of the Technical Team Leader or his/her designee, the Nutritionist
will perform the following duties:

At the GS-13 Equivalent level:

  • Collaborate with USG partners, bilateral donors, multilateral organizations, foundations, and universities on the development and implementation of nutrition policy and programming in technical focus areas (nutrition in emergencies, public health nutrition, M&E, or nutrition sensitive agriculture);
  • Analyze global nutrition issues and identify state-of-the art food and nutrition approaches for implementation within Title II programs;
  • Oversee nutrition-related research undertaken by FFP partners in technical focus areas (nutrition in emergencies, public health nutrition, M&E or nutrition sensitive agriculture);
  • Review and coordinate updating of programming guidance in technical focus areas (nutrition in emergencies, public health nutrition, M&E or nutrition sensitive agriculture);
  • Provide technical guidance in the review of project proposals to ensure suggested activities are appropriately designed to be successful;
  • Provide technical assistance to USAID field missions, implementing partners, and others on the nutritionally sound and cost-effective selection of Title II food aid commodities for emergency food assistance programs;
  • Assess and monitor programs through field visits, reporting by field staff and implementing partners. Assess technical data reviews to maximize program effectiveness and ensure efforts are being implemented in a manner consistent with policy and legislative guidelines;
  • Draft information products (e.g., partner guidance and memoranda) on nutrition-related issues, provide briefings, and represent FFP in meetings and/or working groups with other USAID colleagues and representatives from other agencies;
  • Mentor FFP Country Backstop Officers and Mission staff on technical food and nutrition priorities related to the specifics of Title II legislation;
  • Work with the Bureau of Global Health, Bureau of Food Security, and the OFDA to support USAID missions to develop food, health and nutrition strategies for multi-sector programs;
  • Proactively engage in technical discussions around topics of relevance to the agency on nutrition, to establish FFP positions around such topics, to inform senior management in decision making; and
  • As needed, serve on short-term assignments with other USAID offices or bureaus in direct support of FFP programs; these placements shall not exceed three months.

How to apply:

Where and How to Apply

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter via email: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete, current resume. See cover page for resume requirements.
  2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.
  3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed and scanned. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated.

False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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NOTE: If the full security application is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer is acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.


This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application.


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