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GIZ recruiting Adviser for the Multi-Donor-Action Capacity for Nutrition

Brussels, Belgium, 05 April 2019

Job description

The Multi-Donor-Action 'Capacity for Development (C4N)' is a component of the 'Knowledge for Nutrition (K4N)' programme. K4N aims to support the EC, its partners as well as the BMZ with competence and knowledge to inform nutrition-related programmes and policies with evidence-based approaches and strategies. C4N is financed jointly by the European Commission (EC) and Germany (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ) and implemented by GIZ. C4N aims to strengthen capacities to enhance the knowledge base of the EC, EU Delegations, EU Member States and partner countries to advance the combat against all forms of malnutrition. C4N is a key element of the EC's 'Nutrition for Development programme (N4D)', which underpins the implementation of the EU 'Action Plan for Nutrition (APN)'.


  • Provide strategic advice on nutrition to the partners involved in C4N implementation, in line with the new European Consensus on Development, the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and the 2030 Agenda

  • Contribute to boosting food and nutrition security, through a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach, which integrates nutrition in different sectors, such as agriculture, social protection, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene

  • In close collaboration with DEVCO C1 and C4N project coordinator, steer the C4N technical assistance for the revision of the 2010 EU policy framework on food security and the 2013 policy framework on nutrition, aiming to support the Commission to honor its nutrition commitments with a holistic EU approach

  • Contribute and support the development of research priorities in collaboration with relevant nutrition stakeholders

  • Contribute to the organization of the Nutrition Task force within HARDs group, to continue working together with EU Member States, to improve the coherence and effectiveness of nutrition-sensitive interventions in the EU development cooperation

  • Coordinate and communicate with the sub-grantees organizations, to seek full coherence with EU policy framework and Action Plan on Nutrition and to facilitate institutional development of multi-stakeholder processes

  • Provide a backstopping to the consultants and assess the quality of services and reports

  • On request from C4N project coordinator, act as C4N project coordinator in case of his/her absence and contribute to the elaboration of Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Teaching Assistants (TA) assignments

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