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Program Administrator - USAID/Growth Through Nutrition Project at Friedman School of Nutrition ( 16001754)

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Program Administrator - Friedman School of Nutrition - (16001754)


 This is a one-year limited appointment position. 

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the only graduate school of nutrition in the United States, is dedicated to passionately advancing nutritional well-being for people worldwide through excellence in research and teaching and the shaping of public policy. Faculty and researchers conduct research supported by substantial external grants and contracts from federal sponsors, private foundations, and generous donors.

The USAID/Growth Through Nutrition project will provide ongoing assistance to the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) by Save the Children with international partners, JHPIEGO, Land O’ Lakes, Population Services International, The Manoff Group, Tufts University and World Vision, and local NGOs, to strengthen the institutional and policy environment, develop its human resources for nutrition, and implement strategies that address poverty and food security and social and behavioral barriers to optimal nutrition.This position is responsible for providing specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate the university USAID/ Growth Through Nutrition project in collaboration with the Program Manager and Director. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates project management and filing systems; monitors budgets, grants, and contracts and prepares projections, in collaboration with sponsored research staff. Provides support and supervision of local project team for grant finance, operations and compliance. Participates in dissemination efforts including assisting with abstract and manuscript submissions and writing content for website and social media material. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.



 Basic Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 1-2 years related experience
• Resourcefulness to seek out and independently propose solutions to problems
• Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study
• Experience with USAID grant management
• International work experience
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
May involve some travel to Ethiopia.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.   


Primary Location

: United States-Massachusetts-Boston


: Research


: Friedman School of Nutrition

Employee Status

: Limited Appointment


: Full-time

Job Posting

: Nov 4, 2016, 2:51:54 PM