This position is subject to project award and funding

Position Title: Nutrition Specialist

Anticipated USAID-funded five-year Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock & Nutrition Activity (LPIN2)
1 position, based at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
Covid-19 has multifaceted impact on the global and national socio-economic contexts. In particular, the poor and marginalized women and girls in Bangladesh has had disproportionate negative impact. In line with the SDG goals and CARE’s 2030 vision, CARE Bangladesh is mandated to improve socioeconomic wellbeing of most marginalized men and women.
The Nutrition Specialist will responsible for providing leadership for the quality management and efficient implementation of nutrition component for Livestock Promotion and Nutrition Activity (LPIN2) initiative for CARE Bangladesh. She will be responsible for overall technical support to socialize the concept and strategies of LPIN2 among national and sub-national key stakeholders, partners and colleagues and mobilize their supports for effective implementation of the project. The Nutrition specialist/ lead will facilitate effective LPIN2 nutrition implementation plan of action both at field and national level through participatory process by agreed relevant stakeholders and best use of available resources. S/he will also engage in dialogues and discussions with CARE’s internal other relevant projects working on nutrition to explore the scope of collaboration and develop combined action plan to roll out multi-sectoral nutrition platforms, agreed on process for sharing experiences and tools, provide required supports and promote multi-sectoral platforms at district and sub-district level. Nutrition specialist/ lead will maintain network, liaison and strong communication with GO/NGOs, CSO for SUN and other stakeholders is essentially required in all levels to facilitate establish multi- sectoral platforms at district and sub-district level.
The Nutrition Specialist will lead the LPIN2 nutrition team to implement agreed activities. S/he will work closely with project team to prepare annual plan, strategies around key project interventions, facilitate implementation through monitoring of team performance.  S/he will document quarterly and annual project implementation report, contribute to financial report, prepare special success stories to share with donor, GoB and other stakeholders in consultation with CoP/DCoP.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

      % of Time

Responsibility # 1: Provide technical leadership for the quality and efficient planning and implementation of LPIN2 nutrition activities.


  • S/he will engage in dialogue with different stakeholders to identify opportunities/ new initiatives focusing on the nutrition in livestock sector.
  • Determine the methodologies/processes of developing LPIN2 plan of action that ensure active participation and ownership of stakeholders
  • Facilitate planning exercises as per defined methodologies and with the participation of relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate preparation of annual implementation plan (Nutrition sectoral plan) as developed with guidance from proposal and donor, and partner NGO.
  • Plan and provide adequate monitoring and supervisory visit to the project site.
  • Provide on the job training (OJT) to project staff to ensure quality of the activities and facilitate staff development.



Responsibility # 2:  Support planning and implementation of capacity building initiatives


  • Develop capacity building plan in coordination with LPIN2 other domain.
  • Formulate/adapt training guideline on IYCF, Personal Hygiene, maternal nutrition, adolescent nutrition, community support system.
  • Facilitate implementation of training on nutrition specific and sensitive interventions, Community Support System for project staffs.


Responsibility # 3: Contribute to LPIN2 monitoring system, reporting and documentation.


  • Ensure frequent ongoing conversations with program teams on various thematic areas towards developing ideas for potential pitching for donors.
  • Update capacity statements using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the CARE-BD unique selling propositions and differentiators.
  • Plan approaches and pitches for funders and use them systematically.


Responsibility #4: Manage human and financial resources which are required for nutrition activities.


  • Assist her/his team in preparing individual operating plan.
  • Follow up staff performance and will take required initiative for staff development.
  • Ensure the implementation of CARE policies in regard to administration and finance.
  • Prepare annual budget for nutrition component.
  • Monitor actual expenses against budget and revise budget related to the nutrition activity


 Responsibility #5: Maintain network, liaison and coordination with government, private sector, donor and other stakeholder.


  • S/he will be responsible for nutrition related communications with donor in consultation with CoP/ DCoP.
  • Networking and liaison with government at national and district level.
  • S/he will have to take leadership in engaging BNNC, SUN, IPHN, local GoB and CARE’s internal other projects under FSN and other potential stockholders for implementing LPIN2 at national level, district and sub-district level.


III.           Reporting to:  

Deputy Chief of Party – LPIN2

IV.          Working Condition:  

The Nutrition specialist is based at CBDO, with approximately 40% time in field travel.

V. Qualification:
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in the field of development, with particular 5-7 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Master’s in Public Health/ Nutrition or relevant field.
  • Well conversant with the multi-sectoral approach for nutrition, nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive intervention. Excellent conceptual understanding of key development priorities in nutrition and nutrition policy in Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing finance, HR and procurement of large donor funded projects.
  • Strong communication, report writing and presentation skills both in Bangla and English.
  • Good networking and liaison skills with national government departments, nutrition and governance platforms and private sector in nutrition specific and sensitive service delivery.
  • Staff performance management skills, including team building, coaching and counseling.
  • Skilled in MS Office software.

VI.          Core Competencies:

  • Planning and organizing.
  • Operational decision making.
  • Team building.
  • Coaching and counseling.
  • Managing performance for success.
  • Delegating authority and responsibility.
  • Building partnerships.
  • Facilitating change.
  • Stress tolerance and multi-tasking.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.


Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits, Day Care Facilities etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: on or before October 11, 2020


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.