Micronutrient Position at CDC
sak2 at cdc.gov
Fri Apr 19 05:58:33 PDT 2002
Please pardon the cross-posting.
Below is a position announcement that some of the listserve members may be
interested in applying. Please see the contact people listed below for more
information. Feel free to pass this announcement on to others.
We are trying to recruit at least two candidates to fill vacant nutritionist
positions in our International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and
Control (IMMPaCt) Program as soon as possible. At this stage we are
looking to fill these posts with Fellows who will receive annual contracts
maximum of three years. Based on peformance and desire to continue with
our Program, we would consider offering the candidates longer term posts
either in our central office in Atlanta or international posts which we
establish in the next year or two.
The information below describes the general terms of reference and
background requirements for the positions. Kindly share it with potential
candidates and ask them to contact us and e-mail their CV. In addition to
should contact Ms. Emily Bobrow at <EBobrow at cdc.gov>. Thank you for
Ibrahim Parvanta, M.S.
Chief, International Activities
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
tel: +1 770-488-5865
fax: +1 770-488-5369
Terms of Reference
Public Health Nutritionist - ORISE Fellow
International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA, USA
As member of the IMMPaCt team in the Division of Nutrition and Physical
Activity and in close collaboration with other Centers in CDC and partners
UNICEF, WHO and USAID, the ORISE fellow will:
1. Manage and coordinate IMMPaCt activities with countries or regions
that are part of the cooperative agreement CDC has with UNICEF, WHO, and
USAID. This includes the planning and implementation of Micronutrient
Malnutrition Elimination Activities specifically focusing on the
epidemiological aspects (monitoring and evaluation of interventions) and
maintaining close relations with all involved parties.
2. Assist in proposal development for allocation of funds from the
3. Provide technical guidance for and regularly report on IMMPaCt
funded projects within CDC on specific micronutrient issues including
development of training tools (Rightsize, MAPiT), statistical software (Epi
Info), and a health communication planning tool (CDCynergy).
4. Responsible for organizing capacity building activities for
countries on various aspects of monitoring of micronutrient malnutrition
5. To provide technical and organizational support in planning,
implementing, and analyzing nutrition surveys at country level.
6. Develop training materials and guidelines on micronutrient-related
topic areas inparticular monitoring and evaluation of micronutrient
interventions, health communication and data analysis.
7. Report, document and disseminate IMMPaCt activities internally in
CDC and externally in journals and at country level, (international)
meetings with Micronutrient Partners, and academic institutions.
8. Act as focal point for micronutrient related matters within CDC and
9. Maintain and expand network with agencies active in Micronutrient
10. Any other assigned tasks by the program supervisor
1. University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or Epidemiology.
2. Knowledge of and experience in international Public Health programs,
preferably in the field of micronutrients.
3. Knowledge of or experience in population based (nutritional)
assessments or surveys (including anthropometry) and required organizational
4. Good coordination, communication and inter-personal skills, together
with the ability to understand and communicate with people from different
cultural and professional backgrounds.
5. Knowledge of Arabic, Russian, Spanish or French is an asset.
Salary: Negotiable based on education level and experience.
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