Program Manager, Windhoek, Namibia

Program Manager, Windhoek, Namibia Why Join IntraHealth? IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for 40 years in over 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.  IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence.  Join us. The future of global health starts here. SUMMARY OF ROLE The overall role and responsibility of the Program Manager (PM), based in the IntraHealth International Windhoek office, is to manage the DREAMS/Twagamenwa (meaning “We are safe") sub-agreement, ensure program activities are executed as planned, and oversee adherence to organizational and funder rules and regulations. The PM will be responsible for overseeing the two second …

ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) (Closing date: 10 June 2020)

ILRI Consultancy- MoreMilk Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) (Closing date: 10 June 2020)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to finalise data analysis, a report and draft a journal article. This is a mixed methods research to inform the development of a contextualized, gender-responsive and evidence-based Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy. Data have all been collected and preliminary analysis conducted

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Background

The SBCC component of MoreMilk focuses in approaches in dairy development projects to improve nutrition of dairy farming households, building up on two initiatives, in rural Kenya and in rural Tanzania. Specific research questions of this project are:

  1. What are the barriers and facilitators to optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?
  2. What elements should a behavior change communication strategy have to effectively improve optimal maternal and child nutrition in cattle keeping households?
  3. Which other aspects need to be considered in the implementation and evaluation of a behavior change program in these settings to ensure success in improving nutrition through dairy programs?
  4. What domains of women’s empowerment and how do these factors affect the nutritional status of women themselves and their children?

Scope of Work

The consultancy will comprise of the following activities:

  • Finalise data analysis, including doer/non-doer interviews
  • Use the information obtained to draft a strategy evaluation plan, by reviewing the project’s Theory of change, including gender, nutrition SBCC and hygiene components, in line with the nutrition-sensitive theoretical models
  • Finalisation of the report for Kenya, including recommendations for programming and policy, and potential for innovative materials (this report is at an advanced state)
  • Drafting research publication with the key results, comparing the findings from both countries (Kenya and Tanzania).
  • Liaise with project team members

Final Products

  • Report on analysis of the doer/ no doers data
  • Strategy evaluation plan
  • Final report for Kenya, based on current draft and new sections
  • Draft a research publication on Kenya and Tanzania results

Post location:  Consultant’s base

Duration:   15th June to 31st October 2020 with a maximum 28 working days

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in human nutrition or related area
  • Background and experience in human nutrition or in a related discipline, but with relevant and extensive experience in human nutrition, particularly good knowledge of nutrition-sensitive principles in East Africa
  • Experience in research, particularly robust knowledge and proven experience in qualitative research, as well as some understanding of quantitative research
  • Previous experience in writing reports and scientific papers
  • Good knowledge of gender considerations
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong analysis and writing skills.
  • Experience with nutrition SBCC strategies
  • Some knowledge in the Cost of Diet analysis

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 10 June 2020. The position title and reference number SBCC/05/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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