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Job Title: Senior Micronutrient Specialist
Job Number: 4577-003-22
Organization: McKing Consulting Corporation
Posted: 6/7/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: McKing Consulting Corporation is seeking a full-time senior micronutrient specialist to actively engage with CDC’s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) 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, folate, and zinc deficiency) as public health problem. The incumbent will support projects in the US and other countries identified by CDC. The incumbent will provide technical assistance and training in micronutrient monitoring, evaluation and surveillance; develop and provide program guidance; carry out technical activities needed to advance and scale up interventions; conduct complex statistical analyses; and publish in peer reviewed journals. Efforts will be carried out with scientific technical support from CDC and will include working closely with country- based project staff and liaisons.

The Senior Micronutrient Specialist will:

• Provide epidemiological and micronutrient expertise to further develop and implement CDC’s domestic micronutrient surveillance. • Provide epidemiological consultation and conduct complex design and analyses, carry out secondary analyses, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. • Cultivate, encourage, coordinate and provide technical assistance to country projects of global partners (UNICEF, WHO, USAID, and NI). Examples include: o Supporting the planning, implementation, and reporting of micronutrient surveys and surveillance systems for identified countries. ? Development of survey protocols and writing survey reports. ? Development of monitoring and evaluation systems for food fortification and vitamin and mineral supplementation interventions. ? Conducting secondary analyses of data collected from these activities to support country and partners to understand impact and improve effectiveness of programs. • Coordinate and/or lecture in-country or regional training activities (e.g., courses in vitamin and mineral nutrition, epidemiology, program design, and monitoring, evaluation, and surveillance) in collaboration with global partners. Examples include: o Lead and coordinate a team 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. • 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. • 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., US and international meetings and conferences) under guidance of CDC staff. • Provide internal and external advanced technical expertise and assistance to program team members, management and partners. • Participate in program team activities and provide CDC senior level consultation.

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

Qualifications: 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 required working in international nutrition programs or projects, including in the area of micronutrients. • Knowledge of organizing, implementing, and reporting population based nutritional surveys and monitoring and evaluation systems (direct field experience is required). • Experience in nutrition survey and surveillance data management and analysis. • Expertise using statistical analysis software (such as R, 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 experimental and quasi-experimental designs and observational studies. • 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, especially French, but also Spanish, or Portuguese is an asset.

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Closing Date: 9/7/2022
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Contact Name: Leigh Haynes,  Senior Micronutrient Specialist
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