International Micronutrient Malnutrition Fellowships

March 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

CDC’s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program is currently accepting applications for both Master’s and Doctoral level fellowships. US citizenship is not a requirement; however, a US educational visa will be required.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 3rd, 2009 by the Program Manager, Denise Sheriff at dsheriff@cdc.gov

J. Denise Sheriff — Program Manager
International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control  (IMMPaCt) Program
Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K-25
Atlanta, GA 30341- 3724

dsheriff@cdc.gov

http://www.cdc.gov/immpact

Micronutrient Specialist

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow – Master’s Level

International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program

Nutrition Branch

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The ORISE Fellowship program provides opportunities for postgraduates to participate in programs, projects and activities for hands-on participation in research and development and related technical activities. As a fellow working with the IMMPaCt Program and mentored by the IMMPaCt Program Team Leader and other senior staff, the incumbent will:

1. Support country projects implemented by national agencies (e.g. Ministries of Health) and country offices of IMMPaCt global partners (UNICEF, WHO, USAID/A2Z, GAIN and MI) with funding and technical support from CDC.  The incumbent provides organizational guidance toward such projects, working closely with country-based project staff and liaisons.  Examples of relevant duties include:

Supporting the planning, implementation, and reporting of micronutrient surveys

Developing monitoring and evaluations systems for food fortification and vitamin and mineral supplementation interventions

2. Coordinate and/or lecture in country or regional training activities (e.g. intensive courses in vitamin and mineral deficiencies [VMD] epidemiology, program design, and monitoring and evaluation) supported by CDC in collaboration with our global partners. Relevant duties include:

Coordinate the development of training agenda, materials and guides

Assist in identifying and recruiting CDC-based and external trainers

Work closely with national and/or international agency counterparts to ensure appropriate logistical planning and preparations for the training activities

3. Provide technical guidance to CDC staff and external partners and collaborators on vitamin and mineral science (iodine, iron, vitamin A, folic acid and zinc deficiency) and monitoring and evaluation of interventions.

4. Assist in the development of CDC cooperative agreement Funding Opportunities to support country-based or regional micronutrient projects.

5. Assist with documenting IMMPaCt Program activities and disseminating the appropriate information within CDC and externally (e.g. annual DNPAO Program Reviews, Congressional briefing documents, presentations at national and international meetings and conferences, technical manuscripts, and peer reviewed journals) under guidance of CDC staff.

6. Assist with maintaining and broadening the network of IMMPaCt Program partners within public, private, academic and civic organizations.

7. Undertake other relevant assigned tasks in support of the IMMPaCt Program.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

1. Master’s in human nutrition, public health or epidemiology with background in nutrition and vitamin and mineral science. No more than 3 years after graduation.

2. Minimum of one year of experience working in international nutrition programs or projects, preferably in the area of micronutrients.

3. Knowledge of organizing, implementing, and reporting population based nutritional surveys and monitoring and evaluation systems; direct field experience preferred.

4. Experience in nutrition survey and surveillance data management and analysis, including use of statistical analysis software such as Epi Info, SAS and/or SPSS.

5. Proficiency with common word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software (especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

6. Good coordination, communication and inter-personal skills, together with the ability to understand and communicate with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds.

7. Self-motivated and able to work independently under general scope of program objectives and duties of the position.

8. Strong written and oral presentation skills.

9. Fluency in English language is required.  In addition, skill in a language beyond English, especially Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish is an asset.

Other:

The position involves substantial international travel, at times for extended periods of up to 4 to 6 weeks.

Monthly stipends will be commensurate with educational level and work experience following ORISE stipend guidelines.

Micronutrient Specialist

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow – Doctoral Level

International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program

Nutrition Branch

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The ORISE Fellowship program provides opportunities for postgraduates to participate in programs, projects and activities for hands-on participation in research and development and related technical activities. As a fellow working with the IMMPaCt Program and mentored by the IMMPaCt Program Team Leader and other senior staff, the incumbent will:

8. Support country projects implemented by national agencies (e.g. Ministries of Health) and country offices of IMMPaCt global partners (UNICEF, WHO, USAID/A2Z, GAIN and MI) with funding and technical support from CDC.  The incumbent provides organizational guidance toward such projects, working closely with country-based project staff and liaisons.  Examples of relevant duties include:

Supporting the planning, implementation, and reporting of micronutrient surveys

Developing monitoring and evaluations systems for food fortification and vitamin and mineral supplementation interventions

9. Coordinate and/or lecture in country or regional training activities (e.g. intensive courses in vitamin and mineral deficiencies [VMD] epidemiology, program design, and monitoring and evaluation) supported by CDC in collaboration with our global partners. Relevant duties include:

Coordinate the development of training agenda, materials and guides

Assist in identifying and recruiting CDC-based and external trainers

Work closely with national and/or international agency counterparts to ensure appropriate logistical planning and preparations for the training activities

10. Provide technical guidance to CDC staff and external partners and collaborators on vitamin and mineral science (iodine, iron, vitamin A, folic acid and zinc deficiency) and monitoring and evaluation of interventions.

11. Assist in the development of CDC cooperative agreement Funding Opportunities to support country-based or regional micronutrient projects.

12. Assist with documenting IMMPaCt Program activities and disseminating the appropriate information within CDC and externally (e.g. annual DNPAO Program Reviews, Congressional briefing documents, presentations at national and international meetings and conferences) under guidance of CDC staff.

13. Assist with maintaining and broadening the network of IMMPaCt Program partners within public, private, academic and civic organizations.

14. Participate in the development and implementation of the IMMPaCt Program research agenda and assist in the development of CDC cooperative agreement Funding Opportunities to support country-based or regional micronutrient research projects.

15. Generate knowledge related to monitoring and evaluation that will advance and scale up interventions to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies as public health problems.

16. Publish in recognized peer review journals.

17. Undertake other relevant assigned tasks in support of the IMMPaCt Program.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

10. Doctoral degree in human nutrition, public health, epidemiology or social science with background in nutrition and vitamin and mineral science. No more than 3 years after graduation.

11. Minimum of two years of experience working in international nutrition programs or projects, preferably in the area of micronutrients.

12. Knowledge of organizing, implementing, and reporting population based nutritional surveys and monitoring and evaluation systems; direct field experience preferred.

13. Excellent analytical skills to deal with quasi-experimental designs and observational studies.

14. Experience in nutrition survey and surveillance data management and analysis, including use of statistical analysis software such as Epi Info, SAS and/or SPSS.

15. Proficiency with common word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software (especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

16. Good coordination, communication and inter-personal skills, together with the ability to understand and communicate with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds.

17. Self-motivated and able to work independently under general scope of program objectives and duties of the position.

18. Strong written and oral presentation skills.

19. Fluency in English language is required.  In addition, skill in a language beyond English, especially Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish is an asset.

Other:

The position involves substantial international travel, at times for extended periods of up to 4 to 6 weeks.

Monthly stipends will be commensurate with educational level and work experience following ORISE stipend guidelines.

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