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Job Title: Senior Micronutrient Specialist
Job Number:
Organization: McKing Consulting
Posted: 10/25/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: McKing Consulting Corporation is seeking a senior micronutrient specialist to actively engage with CDC’s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control program and liaise with Ministries of Health and country offices of other global partners. The program goal is to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies (iron, iodine, vitamin A, folic acid, and zinc deficiency) as public health problems. The incumbent will support projects in CDC identified countries, primarily in Africa and Asia, and provide technical assistance and training in micronutrient monitoring, evaluation and surveillance; develop and provide program guidance; carry out other technical activities needed to advance and scale up interventions. Efforts will be carried out with scientific technical support from CDC and will include working closely with country based project staff and liaisons.

The Micronutrient Specialist will:

• Engage with, maintain and broaden the network of partners within public, private, academic and civic organizations/groups to form strong alliances in pursuit of common goals to support vitamin and mineral nutrition efforts. • Participate in and facilitate global discussions with partners in domestic and international settings. • Summarize knowledge related to monitoring and evaluation related to "how" an intervention is implemented, "what" is implemented and what works. • Cultivate, encourage, coordinate and support country projects of global partners (UNICEF, WHO, FFI, USAID, GAIN, WFP, and NI). Examples of duties include: o Supporting the planning, implementation, and reporting of micronutrient surveys and surveillance systems for identified countries. o Developing survey protocols and writing survey reports. o Developing monitoring and evaluation systems for food fortification and vitamin and mineral supplementation interventions • Provide advanced technical expertise and assistance to program team members and management. • Provide epidemiological consultation and conduct complex design and analyses, carry out secondary analysis, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. • Coordinate and/or lecture in- country or regional training activities (e.g. courses in vitamin and mineral nutrition, epidemiology, program design, and monitoring and evaluation) in collaboration with global partners. Examples of duties include: o Lead and coordinate team members on assigned country activities. o Coordinate the development of training agendas, materials and guides for surveillance systems. o Work closely with counterparts to ensure appropriate logistical planning and preparations for the training activities. • Routinely communicate information with CDC management and staff and provide input to document program activities and efforts. • Disseminate information within CDC and present externally (e.g. national and international meetings and conferences) under guidance of CDC staff. • Participate in program team activities and provide senior level consultation.

Qualifications: International Travel is required for this position. Sometimes for extended periods of up to 4 weeks.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

• Doctoral degree in human nutrition, public health, epidemiology or social science with background in nutrition and vitamin and mineral science. • At least six years’ experience working in international nutrition programs or projects (preferably in the area of micronutrients). • Knowledge of organizing, implementing, and reporting population based nutritional surveys and monitoring and evaluation systems (direct field experience preferred). • Use of statistical analysis software (such as Epi Info, SAS, STATA and/or SPSS) • All candidates must have proven verbal, written, listening and presentation skills. • Fluency in English language.

The ideal candidate will also have the following: • Excellent analytical skills to deal with quasi-experimental designs and observational studies. • Experience in nutrition survey and surveillance data management and analysis. • Proficiency with common word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software (especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). • Excellent coordination and inter- personal skills with the ability to understand and communicate with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds. • Ability to work independently (self-motivated) under a general scope of program objectives and duties of the position. • Strong written and oral presentation skills. • Fluency/Skill in a secondary language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese is an asset).

Organization Description: McKing Consulting Corporation is a veteran-owned professional services corporation offering innovative management consulting support to the Federal and state government and private industries. McKing operates full service project offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland. Currently, McKing provides a wide-range of technical assistance to public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More corporate information can be found at

Closing Date: 1/25/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Leigh Haynes,  Senior Micronutrient Specialist
Contact Location: 2900 CHAMBLEE TUCKER RD STE 100
Building 10, Suite 100
Atlanta   GA  30341
United States
Contact Location: 2900 CHAMBLEE TUCKER RD STE 100
  Building 10, Suite 100
  Atlanta   GA  30341
  United States
Contact Phone: 7702200608 
Contact Fax: 7702200670
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: In order to be considered for the position, you must apply on the McKing Website:

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