Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) National Research Manager: Save the Children (Zimbabwe)

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) National Research Manager: Save the Children (Zimbabwe)
Deadline: 24 June 2018

Binga based – Six (6) months

Save the Children International PVO 03/2002 is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Job Purpose

To conduct field work related to the Operational Research project for “Improving protocols to initiate, resume or increase breastfeeding during humanitarian emergencies” in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control.

Key Areas of Accountability
Participate in the development of optimised re-lactation protocols; Participate in training on optimised re-lactation protocols; Participate in implementation of pilot optimised re-lactation protocols; Participate in field-testing of data collection tools; Initiate quantitative data collection, using tablets; Ensure quality of data collection; Ensure upload of data into server; Conduct final qualitative data collection about ORP; Coordinate with local government authorities, UN agencies and other partners in the assessment areas; Coordinate with SCI in country Nutrition Manager and with Save the Children (UK) IYCF-E Research Advisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
An academic/professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in Nutrition or Public Health; Experience working with an international NGO/UN agency in the field of nutrition or public health; Direct experience of conducting research and carrying out evaluations using quantitative and qualitative methodologies; Track record of success in applying good project management practices (including project governance, resource management, activity scheduling); Computer literacy including knowledge of relevant data collection software; Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy; Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches; Strong personal communication skills; Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach; Fluency in written and spoken English; Ability to speak Tonga is preferred.

If you are experienced, qualified and wish to be considered for this position please submit your written application letter with the position applied for clearly marked at the top of the envelop or subject line of the e-mail. Your application letter must be supported by your CV and certified copies of educational and professional qualifications as well as relevant personal identity documents by not later than end of day Sunday, 24 June 2018 to:

The Country Programme Manager, Save the Children, 221 Fife Avenue, Harare, or email to:

Candidates will be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding recruitment procedures and checks.

Created: June 13, 2018
Category: Health, Medical, Nursing
Expiry Date: June 24, 2018

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