DIRECTOR OF NUTRITION
|Work Location:||US - Atlanta, GA|
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|Expected Travel:||up to 20%|
|Employee Duration:||Active Full-Time|
|Type of Post:||Accompanied - Family|
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CARE is currently seeking a Director of Nutrition. The Director of Nutrition leads CARE's global efforts to improve nutritional outcomes, particularly for young children and women, improving survival, health and development, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Impact occurs through programs led by the nutrition team; collaboration and support for programs led by CARE Country Offices; research, evaluation, learning and knowledge sharing; advocacy from national to global levels; and participation in and support of global coalitions such as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). CARE's approach to nutrition addresses immediate as well as underlying and basic causes of poor nutrition. This approach integrates nutrition specific actions with nutrition sensitive programming in agriculture and livelihoods (food security); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); women's empowerment and gender equity; and maternal health. Nutrition work is implemented in both development and humanitarian settings. The Nutrition team, which includes 10-12 doctorate and masters level professionals, is part of the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) Unit, facilitating integrated and effective programming. The Director of Nutrition is a member of the FNS Unit's leadership team, contributes to setting the strategic direction of the Unit, and brings a nutrition lens to food security and other nutrition sensitive programming taking place across CARE.
CARE's nutrition work contributes to the organizations overall mission to eliminate poverty and achieve social justice, and builds on and contributes to CARE's women-centered and community empowerment approaches to catalyze scalable and sustainable change. The Director of Nutrition will have technical skills in nutrition that make him/her an effective leader in developing quality programs; experience in research and evaluation; good management skills; credibility and effectiveness as a representative for CARE in developing partnerships and participating in global forums; and skills writing proposals and winning funding. Knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) and the ability to integrate ECD programming and measurement into nutrition programs is advantageous.
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