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Career Opportunities

  • Capacity Building
  • Scholarships
  • Vacancies
Capacity Building
Date Posted  
20th August 2014

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries.

Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held each October in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Borlaug Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700 fellows from 64 countries have participated in research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural economics and agricultural policy.

http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program

 


Scholarships
Date Posted
22 October 2015

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to announce a specialized postdoctoral fellowship in the area of food, agriculture and nutrition ethics.

This two year post-doctoral fellowship seeks a new fellow to begin September 2016. The main goal of the fellowship is to launch the career of a bioethics scholar, with a focus on ethical issues and controversies of the global food system and its implications on food security, as well as human health and nutrition in developed and developing countries.

This fellow will be part of the cohort of the Berman Institute’s Hecht-Levi Fellowship Program, with special focus on Johns Hopkins’ 7 x 5 Global Food Ethics Initiative, within the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program of the Berman Institute of Bioethics in collaboration with the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

More information can be found in the attached advertisement.

Please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, copy of graduate transcript, a writing sample, and a personal statement to:

Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food and Nutrition Ethics
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205-1996

or by email to:
jfanzo1@jhu.edu

Additional inquiries may be directed to Prof. Fanzo at jfanzo1@jhu.edu.

Applications are due December 15th, 2015.

 

 

Vacancies
Date Posted  
22 October 2015

Employment Opportunity: Senior Technical Advisor (Catholic Relief Services)

Job Summary/Background:
The position of Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition will contribute to the advancement of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work and leadership in the field of nutrition through (1) the design and development of high quality nutrition programs aligned with national nutrition policies and evidence-based practice; (2) the provision of strategic technical assistance to improve program quality and achieve desired project outcomes; (3) strategy implementation focusing on the development, testing and scale-up of effective, innovative products, tools and services targeting the first 1000 days of life and supports integration of nutrition with other sectors; (4) staff capacity building; and (5) increasing CRS’ influence in the nutrition field by raising awareness about CRS’ work, donor engagement, advocacy and external representation through high-level nutrition and related working groups forums. This position will collaborate with HQ and regionally based health/nutrition technical advisors, country programs teams as well as advisors and staff from other sectors, such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Agricultural Livelihoods, to effectively address the needs of the agency, host-countries, communities and people CRS serves.

The advisor will collaborate with technical advisors and staff from other sectors such as WASH and Agricultural Livelihoods to design innovative and effective approaches that enhance nutritional outcomes and leverage CRS as a multi-sectoral organization.

To read the full announcement visit: https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2493&CurrentPage=1