FHI360 Technical Director, Nutrition in Nampula, Mozambique

FHI 360 seeks a Technical Director—Nutrition for a USAID Mozambique nutrition-centered program with elements of hygiene and sanitation. The Technical Director will play the lead role in guiding the implementation of technically sound and innovative approaches, in close collaboration with Government of Mozambique and other stakeholders in the areas of nutrition, agriculture, social and behavior change, and WASH. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the technical direction of the project

  • Provide strategic leadership on nutrition policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial to the target population.

  • Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with Government of Mozambique nutrition policies and strategies, including USAID policy priorities.

  • Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams.

  • Help develop internal organizational nutrition training and develop tools, guidelines, standards to improve program quality.

  • Contribute to the learning agenda by writing nutrition background documents, briefs, and presentations, including carrying out relevant literature reviews, landscape analyses, and data analysis.

  • Foster technical capacity building of field staff through technical updates, training opportunities, exchange visits, literature sharing, etc.

  • Actively engage in nutrition networks and forums to support government nutrition priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in nutrition-related initiatives.

  • Participate as the nutrition representative as it relates to nutrition initiatives in Mozambique

  • Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners in the field.


  • Masters (MSc) in Nutrition or related field, with an emphasis on community nutrition, public health nutrition, SBCC, or other relevant sub-specialty.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience designing and implementing multi-sector nutrition programs.

  • Demonstrated significant expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country government staff working on nutrition, WASH and SBCC activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities in the fields of nutrition.

  • Prior experience in the Mozambique nutrition sector desirable, preferably including experience at the community, district, sub-national and national levels.

  • Field experience in the prevention of malnutrition and under-nutrition and a strong understanding of nutrition and related policies, strategies and programs.

  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills.

  • Fluent in Portuguese. Proficiency in English preferred.

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