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Accounting/Project Assistant

This is a one year limited appointment position. This position is also grant funded and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Center’s goal is to develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the livelihoods of people living in crisis effected and marginalized communities, impacted by violence, malnutrition or loss of assets. We work globally to understand the causes and effects of marginalization, famine, conflict, and forced displacement and with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.

ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) is a 5 year, USD 50 million USAID funded project in Ethiopia that aims to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming across national, regional and local level programs and policies at the health facilities and community levels. Save the Children USA are leading the project with partners Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (CCP), Land O’Lakes Inc., Tufts University and Valid International. The vision under the ENGINE partnership is that Ethiopian women and children less than 5 years old achieve sustainable improvements in their nutritional status, which enable them to lead healthier and more productive lives. To reach the strategic objective of improved nutritional status of women and young children through sustainable, comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based interventions, the program aims to achieve four intermediate results (IR). The last of these (IR4) is about implementing a rigorous and innovative learning agenda. Tufts University have remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others.

AKLDP (Agricultural Knowledge, Learning, Documentation, and Policy Project) is a 5 year, USAID funded project in Ethiopia that will help transform the approach to evidence-based program and policy development and implementation in agriculture in Ethiopia in order to achieve Ethiopia’s ambitious food security and nutrition objectives.

Reporting to the Grant Accountant, this position will:
•Service all administrative and coordination functions required for both the ENGINE and AKLDP projects from Medford;
•Working closely with the center’s administration support team and the PIs for both the ENGINE and AKLDP grants to track deliverables
•Liaise with Project Coordinators for each project in Addis;
•The funding for this position is for a one year period with the probability of extension.

Job Description
Basic Requirements:
**Candidates must meet basic requirements to be considered for this position**

Years of related experience required: 2+ years experience of related experience. Required education: Bachelor’s degree. Required computer/technical skills: Microsoft Office Suite Other : Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, Excellent coordination and organizational skills. Experience of working with project budgets and financial management software. Ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working on research/development projects. A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

The person in this position will work Monday – Friday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Overtime will need to be arranged in advance.

Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required.

DATA ANALYST

Job Description-Overview
** This is a full time, limited appointment position. The funding for this position is through September 26, 2014 with the probability of an extension up to two and one half years.

The Feintein International Center’s goal is to develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the livelihoods of people living in crisis effected and marginalized communities, impacted by violence, malnutrition or loss of assets. We work globally to understand the causes and effects of marginalization, famine, conflict, and forced displacement and with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.

ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) is a 5 year, USD 50 million USAID funded project in Ethiopia that aims to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming across national, regional and local level programs and policies at the health facilities and community levels. Save the Children USA are leading the project with partners Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (CCP), Land O’Lakes Inc., Tufts University and Valid International. The vision under the ENGINE partnership is that Ethiopian women and children less than 5 years old achieve sustainable improvements in their nutritional status, which enable them to lead healthier and more productive lives. To reach the strategic objective of improved nutritional status of women and young children through sustainable, comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based interventions, the program aims to achieve four intermediate results (IR). The last of these (IR4) is about implementing a rigorous and innovative learning agenda. Tufts University have remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others.

This full time, limited appointment, Data Analyst position based in Boston will assist Drs. Jennifer Coates, Shibani Ghosh, Jeffrey Griffiths, as well as other members of the ENGINE team with the analysis of quantitative data collected in Ethiopia as part of a research agenda for ENGINE and will work with the Principal Investigators and study coordinators to support the process of primary data collection as required. The Data Analyst will undertake the analysis of data from two large cohort studies that are currently being rolled out in Ethiopia. The Analyst is expected to assist with other tasks related to the research, including but not limited to:

•Facilitation of communication with Ethiopian research partners,
•Undertaking capacity building activities with said research partners,
•Contributing to cohort study design and instrument development,
•Providing backstopping to study coordinators,
•Data cleaning and write-up of analyses for publication.
•The funding for this position is through September 26, 2014 with the probability of an extension up to two and one half years.

Job Description – Requirements

Basic Qualifications: 1-3 years related experience; Masters Degree in Nutrition or public health/epidemiology; Microsoft Office Suite, fluency in SPSS or STATA; must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant graduate level training in statistics and data analysis; experience working with large, complex data sets; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently under deadlines; demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally; and familiarity with survey research methods; exposure to global nutrition programs preferred; experience working in a developing country preferred; experience working in Ethiopia desirable.

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