SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER (FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION)

Closing Date: March 3, 2022
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Under the direct supervision of the Head of Department, Chronic Disease and Injury and in close collaboration with other CARPHA Departments and adopting the health through the life course approach the post holder will provide technical advice and support to help CARPHA Member States to better address the changing demographic and epidemiological situation and social determinants of health, develop multisectoral integrated approaches and interventions and improve health services in nutrition (including undernutrition and overnutrition), throughout the life course, by promoting evidence-based strategies and interventions in the area of nutrition and further develop mechanisms to measure the impact of those strategies on health outcomes and the move towards Universal Health Coverage.

Summary of Responsibilities

  1. Provide expert technical support in the area of food and nutrition to CARPHA, CMS and others, on the development and implementation of relevant work plans and supports the monitoring and evaluation of related activities.
  2. Coordinate the development of a CARPHA specific strategy in the area of food and nutrition with a view to promoting multisectoral approaches focusing on the implementation of initiatives that are a priority for CARPHA and CMS.
  3. Lead the development of evidence-based knowledge in the area of food and nutrition including integrated food and nutrition surveillance system. Contributes to the compilation and analyses of existing evidence and data and to the preparation and conduct of selected key research and studies on food and nutrition issues and related policies and interventions in the move towards Universal Health Coverage. Build up knowledge on the social determinants of malnutrition and other nutrition issues through the life course.
  4. Contribute to the evaluation of the health and social impact of food and nutrition policies and activities and to the development of evaluation tools.

Kindly refer to the attached Terms of Reference for additional details on the required qualifications, experience and competencies.

CARPHA reserves all rights in accordance with its’ policies related to conditions of employment.

Applications, including Job Applicant’s Profile Summary Form, Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant documents must be submitted by March 3, 2022, to:

The Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Department
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Federation Park, Newtown 190324 TRINIDAD

E-mail: hrm@carpha.org

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Thursday March 3rd, 2022

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