Senior Research Associate – Nutrition Job at Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Jobs in Uganda

Senior Research Associate – Nutrition

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

The Organization
The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research‐based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food‐secure future.,  
About the position
Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda program supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT under a consortium of 6 partners based in Uganda and led by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.
The three‐year grant action will be implemented by the consortium in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub‐region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso Sub‐region.
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Senior Research Associate ‐ Nutrition to support implementation of the grant action especially on the Nutrition sensitive interventions across all the project value chains. The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo Town, Lango Sub‐region, working in all the seven districts. .

Key Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the Alliance’s project’s principal investigator, the specific roles of the Senior Research Associates will be as follows:
• Represent the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT and fully participate in any meetings related to the project at field level (Northern Uganda) and prepare meeting reports
• Support and Supervise the three nutrition field assistants based in the field to ensure they are able to fully discharge their duties
• Lead the implementation of the Alliance’s R4D activities in Dokolo district
• Work closely with the research coordinator based in Kampala to prepare quarterly, mid‐term and annual technical reports for the Alliance project activities by collating all the district‐based reports prepared by the research associates
• Work closely with the Community Development Supervisors in Dokolo to monitor nutrition related interventions and ensure they are carried out as per the workplan
• Participate as part of the project team in collation and analysis of any data and information emerging from the field and submit clean data sets as required
• Carry out monthly supervisory field visits to ensure, nutrition is being mainstreamed on the ground, the activities specific to the Alliance are going on as planned and provide any backstopping if needed
• Engage with consortium partners and stakeholders at field level
• Contribute to other grant action activities as and when required

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications and competencies
• Master of Science degree in Nutrition or related field from a recognized university
• At least 5 years’ experience carrying out research and/or development work in the field of nutrition
• Experience in data collection, data analysis (SPSS, STATA, or R)
• Experience in capacity building and awareness creation activities
• Experience in technical reports writing and good communication skills (written and oral)
• Experience working with rural communities
• Knowledge of Langi and/or Iteso is highly desired

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Terms and conditions:
This is a locally recruited position and all benefits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. The Alliance Bioversity CIAT remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be for a period of 2 years, subject to a probationary period of 6 months and is renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

Application procedure

Applicants are invited to visit‐jobs to get full details of the position and to submit their applications which should include letter of application, CV and names/contacts of at least three professional referees not later than Friday 11th December, 2020. Also send your CV on
Applications should cite reference number BVI‐UG‐002 Senior Research Associate as the position applied for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

Date Posted: 2020-12-08