Junior Advisor (m/f/d) for Capacity for Nutrition - National Information Platforms for Nutrition

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  • Location:
  • Assignment period:
    02/01/2021 - 04/30/2024
  • Field:
    Rural Development
  • Type of employment:
    full- or part-time
  • Application deadline:

Job description

‘Capacity for Nutrition (C4N)’ is an action of the ‘Knowledge for Nutrition’ programme. Knowledge for Nutrition supports the European Commission, its partners and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with competence and knowledge to inform nutrition-related programmes and policies through evidence-based approaches and strategies. C4N aims to strengthen capacities to enhance the knowledge base of the European Commission, EU Delegations, EU Member States and partner countries to combat all forms of malnutrition. C4N is a key component of the ‘Nutrition for Development’ programme, which underpins the implementation of the ‘Action Plan for Nutrition’. Support activities include C4N’s global support to the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), an initiative of the European Commission, which provides support to countries for better nutrition information systems and policy dialogue.

Your tasks

  • Support all NIPN activities related to the project implementation, provision of technical assistance, capacity development, capturing lessons learned and global outreach
  • Organize and document events organized by C4N-NIPN global support, including informal meetups, workshops and conferences
  • Support the coordination and communication within C4N-NIPN and programme components
  • Support the compilation of technical input for knowledge dissemination products such as handouts, guidelines, presentations, briefs and infographics as well as proper project documentation
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on activities and knowledge management system of NIPN
  • Assist in the overall management of the C4N-NIPN global support functions and other tasks, as needed

Your profile

  • University degree in relevant fields e.g. food and nutrition security, agriculture, public health or development studies
  • First professional experience in project implementation, event and/or conference management
  • First professional experience in covering the formulation and/or evaluation of nutrition-related policies and/or nutrition data analytic related projects, preferably in low- and middle-income countries
  • Very good computer skills (MS-Office, Internet, document management systems)
  • Experience with website content management systems and other communications technology (video conference calls, webinars etc.) would be an advantage
  • Excellent grasp of the linkages between all forms of malnutrition and food security, the right to food and dietary quality in external aid
  • Team orientation, flexibility within a rapidly changing environment and high degree of intrinsic motivation to achieve and deliver goal-oriented results on time
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of French; knowledge of Spanish and/or German is an asset


GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the possibility of the successful candidate to travel to Brussels, applying relevant national and GIZ rules in order to contain the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Our benefits

We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position., Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network., We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills., Ensuring the compatibility of career, family work and care commitments is part of our corporate policy. Flexible working hours and comprehensive preparation packages for families accompanying staff abroad are two examples of the opportunities that GIZ offers its employees. Our family-friendly philosophy also includes providing support for family members in need of care., Flexi-time and the possibility for mobile working gives staff maximum flexibility., We offer you various part-time working models to give you flexibility in planning your working and home lives., We allow our staff to accrue working time credits in a long-term working time account. This credit can then be used to take a lengthy leave of absence., Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course., We reward staff who achieve their agreed annual targets with a variable remuneration component., You will receive various additional benefits during your stay abroad that will depend on your country of assignment., We have put together an extensive package of benefits for family members accompanying staff abroad, including medical check-ups, language lessons and lump-sum allowances for the outward and homeward journeys. The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) also offers a range of preparatory courses on local culture, history and customs and on travelling with children., During your assignment abroad, we will largely reimburse you for the school fees incurred for sending your children to schools providing a general education., In many places, you will receive a subsidy towards the rent on your place of residence. If you have not yet found suitable accommodation at the time of your outward journey, you will receive a subsidy to put towards your hotel costs.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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