Nutrition & Environmental Health Advisor – Volunteers needed – All nationalities


Location: Chiro, Ethiopia
Start Date: May – Jul 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months
Language Requirements: English
Closing date: 31 May 2019


The Volunteer’s Role

Do you have the skills to help address undernutrition for women of reproductive age and children under five years old? The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project is a partnership among Care Canada, Cuso International, and McGill University. The implementation of the project will be led by Care Ethiopia in close partnership with the government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus of Oromia and Afar Regional States. Cuso International Ethiopia Country Program Office will be involved in deploying volunteers to strengthen the institutional nutrition capacity of the different sectors involved in the implementation of the project. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Design and implement sectoral nutrition capacity building activities for WASH Committee/water use committee
  • Access household access to water and provide advisor support in improving Households/community access to safe drinking in the zone
  • Conduct household water quality check and improvement activities in the zone
  • Assist in the design and implementation sewage and sewage management strategies, including personal hygiene, home sanitation and use of latrine campaigns
  • Design materials on critical handwashing and promote CLTSH processes to bring about behavioral change of the community

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc. degree in Water Resources Management, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health

Essential Professional Background:

  • Three years’ work experience in WASH and Nutrition interventions
  • Demonstrated work experience in improving access to drinking water and waste management
  • Handson experience in the design of water quality improvement strategies

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

How to apply:

CLICK HERE to apply

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