1 Mar 2018

Winrock International Job Vacancy : Nutrition Specialist

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Winrock International is a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock International is currently recruiting for the position of full-time Nutrition Specialist in its Tamale office to support the five-year, USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Project (USAID AgNRM).

AgNRM seeks to provide a scalable, integrated landscapes approach to support sustainable economic development and rural livelihoods, improve nutritional outcomes, expand climate change related risk management options, and strengthen northern Ghana’s natural resource base. As part of this, AgNRM is supporting community-based natural resource management in the Black Volta Basin and in the Western and Eastern Biodiversity Corridors.

The project activities are being implemented within the Forestry Commission’s Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) framework under four project outcomes: 1) Increased Incomes from Natural Resource Products; 2) Improved Food and Nutritional Security; 3) Increased Farmer and Community Security/Access to Land and Natural Resources; and 4) Strengthened Environmental Stewardship.

Job Description

Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of Nutrition Specialist as part of USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management project.


  • LOCATION: Tamale, Ghana
  • POSITION TITLE: Nutrition Specialist
  • STATUS: Full time
  • REPORTS TO:Food Security and Nutrition Specialist
  • Under the supervision of the Outcome 2 Lead, work directly with communities to implement the project’s strategy to improve household nutrition and overall resilience. This will require local travel;
  • Contribute to the development of training materials, tools and facilitate training on nutrition and improving household resilience;
  • Closely collaborate with the behavior change communication (BCC) team in planning, implementing and monitoring of nutrition activities and interventions;
  • Build technical capacity at the district and CREMA levels to assist the districts in developing an approach to guide the implementation of nutrition interventions;
  • Ensure effective linkages and integration of activities with the other AgNRM components, including agriculture, value chain activities, natural resource management and improving CREMA governance capacities;
  • Coordinate and collect data and complete written reports on nutrition on a regular basis;
  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, and work with the team in problem-solving;
  • Other duties as assigned.
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability, and private medical insurance

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, agronomy, agriculture, or related fields.
Work Experience
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in nutrition, food security, or agriculture sectors, including extension/education experience.
  • Experience in agriculture/food security projects.
  • Strong technical knowledge of the food security and nutrition context in northern Ghana.
  • Ability to work well within a team and take responsibility to deliver results.
  • Excellent data collection, collation and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in one of the local languages spoken in AgNRM’s Zone of Influence is a plus.
  • Computer literacy, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel, is required.
  • Willingness to relocate to Tamale, Ghana.

How to Apply

All interested candidates shall submit their applications (maximum 5 pages including resume, two references and one-page cover letter) in English to: [email protected], indicating “Nutrition Specialist ” in the subject line.
  • The deadline for submission of the applications is March 16, 2018.
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview.
  • Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.

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