SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch-based, non for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which include– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistance and program implementation in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH, and Energy.
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Horti-LIFE is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and implemented by SNV-Ethiopia in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture. The aim is to increase productivity and food safety in the horticultural sector by supporting smallholder farmers, rural SMEs, and supporting institutions.
SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for the position of Senior Horticultural Nutrition Advisor for Horti-LIFE II Project.
The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own skills, knowledge and experience. This position is fully responsible for leading the work on nutrition across all project components; and to identify the determinants of dietary diversity and the nutrition gap in rural households: Availability of foods (either homegrown or from markets)affordability of food (on local markets),feeding habits based on taste, social status of food and/or traditions/beliefs, etc.
Applicants should possess the following Educational, Experience qualifications and requirements
An MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (nutrition/ agriculture/ post-harvest handling & processing/household science, etc.) or a BSc with very solid work experience in the field and/or private sector
– A minimum of 10 years of work experience on (horticultural) nutrition
– A strong focus on practical nutrition interventions (work on policy issues is less relevant)
– Broad experience in nutrition: covering work with households, informal groups (like FFSs) and institutions (extension service, A-TVETs or universities)
Should you need to review the full job description please find herewith by clicking the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jx1k7R0ufcp-1wEY-UODPN9Z3aKwVA_Q/view?usp=sharing
Duration of Contract: 2 years with a strong possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability
Expected Start date: As soon as possible
Duty Stations: Addis Ababa, Country Office
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting the following before or on August 26, 2019.
- An updated Curriculum Vitae including names and contact details of three professional referees – Mandatory
- A motivation letter including one page summary of experience-Mandatory
- interested candidates should mention duty station/location of the position applying for in the cover letter- Mandatory
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted