**This is a grant funded, limited appointment position, scheduled to end on 9/26/13 with the possibility of extension for up to 3.5 years.**
The Center's goal is to develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the livelihoods of people living in crisis effected and marginalized communities, impacted by violence, malnutrition or loss of assets. We work globally to understand the causes and effects of marginalization, famine, conflict, and forced displacement with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.
ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) is a 5 year, USD 50 million USAID funded project in Ethiopia that aims to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming across national, regional and local level programs and policies at the health facilities and community levels. Save the Children USA are leading the project with partners Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (CCP), Land O'Lakes Inc., Tufts University and Valid International.
The vision under the ENGINE partnership is that Ethiopian women and children less than 5 years old achieve sustainable improvements in their nutritional status, which enable them to lead healthier and more productive lives.
To reach the strategic objective of improved nutritional status of women and young children through sustainable, comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based interventions, the program aims to achieve four intermediate results (IR). The last of these (IR4) is about implementing a rigorous and innovative learning agenda. Tufts University has a remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others.
This full time, grant funded, limited appointment Assistant Researcher position based in Boston will assist Drs. Jennifer Coates, Shibani Ghosh, Jeffrey Griffiths, and Tarik Kassaye as well as other members of the ENGINE team with tasks related to the design, coordination and implementation of two cohort studies being planned as part of a research agenda for ENGINE, a five year USAID-funded integrated nutrition program currently taking place in Ethiopia.
The funding for this position is through September 26, 2013 with the probability of an extension up to three and one half years.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
**This is a grant funded, limited appointment position, scheduled to end on 9/26/13, with the possibility of extension for up to 3.5 years will involve field work in Ethiopia which will require considerable flexibility in working schedule. This may involve working outside normal hours.
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