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Project and Event Administrator - Beatrice Rogers Research, Friedman School of Nutrition
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 20, 2020
Title Project and Event Administrator - Beatrice Rogers Research, Friedman School of Nutrition
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, established in 1981, is the only self-governing graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through:

The creation of new knowledge
The application and dissemination of evidence-based information and
The education and training of future leaders in the field
This mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations.

The United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) awarded the Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Phase III contract to Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for the period covering February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2019 with two option years (February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2021). FAQR seeks to provide USAID and its partners with actionable recommendations on ways to improve nutrition among vulnerable people for whom the direct distribution of food aid can make a significant impact. The first phases of FAQR involved reviews of nutrition science; FAQR Phase I recommendations were published in Improving the Nutritional Quality Of U.S. Food Aid: Recommendations For Changes To Products And Programs.

FAQR Phase III focuses on generating links between research on food product formulation with recommendations on cost-effective programming and policy-level action among national and multilateral institutions engaged in food assistance. The second option year will build on activities from the base period and the first option year and seek to provide USAID/FFP and partners with tools and resources to implement findings and recommendations from FAQR Phase III. The Friedman School will work closely with several key domestic and international collaborators, USAID, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and with United Nations (UN) partners, all of whom are committed to strengthening the evidence base for use of specialized food products for targeted nutrition goals.

The Project and Event Administrator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator, and Project Manager to provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate the FAQR project and related event to share evidence related to international food assistance and nutrition. Participates in development of goals and strategies; develops, analyzes and monitors budgets, grants and contracts; and participates in development of and implements marketing and advertising efforts, including writing content for website and social media. May represent program externally at conferences, meetings and events. Conducts literature reviews and drafts reports and manuscripts.


Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 1-2 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, or related field and 3+ years of professional experience in related to international development or global nutrition/health preferred.
Event planning experience is a plus.
Previous experience and/or knowledge of website management, proficiency using social media and Microsoft Office programs, basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and willingness to use or learn other design programs such as Canva.

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