This is a one year limited appointment position. This position is also grant funded and is not eligible for severance pay.
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 and 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 is remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others.
Reporting to the Grant Accountant /Project Director, this position will:
Basic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of project management experience is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook, English writing and verbal communication skills; excellent coordination and organizational skills; experience working with project budgets and financial management software; ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries. Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a busy environment, must be able to lift up to 20 lbs with or without accommodation. Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working on research/development projects, A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods.
Special Work Schedule Requirements Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Overtime will need to be arranged in advance.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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