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Data and Knowledge Management Systems Director
United States, Virginia, Arlington
1777 North Kent Street (Show on map)
|November 01, 2023|
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.
The USAID Advancing Food Fortification Opportunities to Reinforce Diets (AFFORD) program is designed to provide operational support to field Missions and other Operating Units (OUs) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), contributing to the goals of the U.S. government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) through the implementation of programming aligned with USAID's Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) Results Framework. AFFORD seeks to safely and sustainably reduce micronutrient inadequacies and improve diets, particularly for women and children, through LSFF of staple foods and condiments.
The Data and Knowledge Management Systems Director will report into the Program Director and drive AFFORD's efforts to improve the generation, dissemination and timely utilization of relevant food fortification data that aims to facilitate actionable, real-time, evidence-based data for effective decision making by key ecosystem actors. This will involve collaboration with civil society, academia and learning institutes, government and industry, as well as development actors supporting fortification efforts and the wider AFFORD team. The aim will be to get more data more quickly to decision-makers in the public and private sectors through the generation of a knowledge hub and in collaboration with other data initiatives and technical working groups. The role will also support improved collection and use of data by the AFFORD program to improve its effectiveness, support knowledge management and strengthen its collaborative learning agenda. The Lead will work with key consortium partners and program staff as relates to nutrition research and data systems and apply the principles of Collaborative Learning and Adapting (CLA), ensuring that the voices of local actors are elevated in the design and monitoring of LSFF interventions.
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We are open to remote applicants for this position. However, if you are located within 50 miles from our Arlington, VA, Headquarters, you will be expected to work from HQ on the first and third Thursdays of each month. We will not offer sponsorship for this position. The selected candidate will need to be approved by the donor.
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
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