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Nutrition Research Assistant (Consultant)

Posted: March 31, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Title: Nutrition Research Assistant (Consultant)

Title of Project: Improving Dietary Diversity and Diet Quality through Systems Innovation A Pilot Study in Vietnam


Part of the CGIAR Humidtropics Programme, Bioversity International is leading the Nutrition cluster in the Humidtropics CRP. Bioversity International together with its national partners are currently piloting a participatory methodology in Vietnam. The project aims to assess local food biodiversity and identify opportunities for improving diet quality and diversity for women of child bearing age and children between 12-23 months through the promotion, production and use of locally available foods in a locally acceptable and sustainable way that also simultaneously improves other system elements (markets, productivity, natural resource management etc.).

The position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travel to Son La and under the supervision of the project Manager.

In2015, Bioversity is organising in Son La and Hanoi (Vietnam) 1) participatory workshops with intervention communities, Humidtropics innovation and R4D platforms to identify, prioritize and design agricultural/nutrition interventions and 2) implementation of the innovative participatory nutrition-agricultural interventions (the latter starts in 2015 and goes on in 2016). This will happen in close collaboration with the broader Humidtropics CRP partners in the North West Vietnam.

Key Responsibilities (In collaboration with Bioversity Scientists)

1.Assist with and perform in-depth data analysis on agrobiodiversity and dietary intake data gathered in Aug-Dec 2014.

2.Assist with the participatory community engagement cycle of the project

3.Assist with the implementation and monitoring of interventions with rural minority ethnic group communities as part of this project.

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