This position will provide senior leadership in Nutrition under an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health service delivery program in Burkina Faso and Niger. This activity will improve the access and quality of high impact maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services at the community, primary health facility, and referral facility level. Focused on strengthening health delivery systems, the activity will primarily intervene at the regional and commune level but will also engage at the community level in some zones. It will engage at the national level on key policies and capacities to the extent they directly benefit resilience of the health system and sustainability of project actions in the targeted zones.
The Nutrition Sector Lead (NSL) will be highly experienced in a broad spectrum of nutrition-related technical focus areas, with overall responsibility for integrating nutrition into community, health facility, and non-traditional health platforms to improve access to services. The NSL will also ensure nutrition interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the activity, and USAID and RISE II investments. The nutrition lead will work closely with CRS program teams and partner staff to develop high quality contextually appropriate approaches. S/he will also take learning needs into account and develop and conduct capacity building for all program staff, with support from the Regional Technical Advisor for Nutrition.