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Accounting/Project Assistant, ENGINE Project

***This is a Limited Appointment, Grant Funded Position***

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy aims to improve the nutritional well-being of people around the world through research, education and outreach. The School’s faculty, staff and students use biomedical, epidemiological and socioeconomic research to improve solve nutritional problems in the US and abroad, with a diverse portfolio of grant support from federal agencies, private philanthropies and international organizations.

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. One key part of the Save the Children led project is implementing a rigorous and innovative learning agenda. Tufts University is remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others. This full time limited appointment position will be based in Boston and assist the ENGINE team with tasks related to all administrative and coordination functions. The funding for this position is from September 26, 2014 through September 25, 2015 with the probability of an extension up to one year through September 25, 2016.


Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of project management experience is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook, English writing and verbal communication skills; experience working with project budgets and financial management software; detail oriented and able to multi-task in a busy environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with research grants and university setting. Ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries. Familiarity with international nutrition and food policy issues is desirable.

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

Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: Feinstein Int’l Ctr – Friedman

Employee Status: Limited Appointment

Schedule: Full-time

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