Nutrition and Food Business Advisor, FL-0401-02

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical, Project Management
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Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security, Center for Nutrition (REFS/CN)
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Telework/Remote Eligibility: The position is telework eligible.
Open Period: December 14, 2023 – January 4, 2024
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, a time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five years; may be considered for two two-year extensions depending on the needs of the service.
Salary: $126,164 – $183,500 per year
Number of Vacancies: One

Description of Organization: CN provides technical and programmatic leadership in nutrition-sensitive agriculture, food systems, and food safety in support of the Feed the Future (FTF), the U.S. Government’s (USG’s) global hunger and food security initiative. CN also plays a broader, Agency-wide role as the Secretariat for the USAID Nutrition Leadership Council (NLC), and in partnership with the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)and the Bureau for Global Health (GH), provides cross-Bureau leadership for technical strategy development, external engagement, data analytics, and knowledge management in support of the Agency’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Strategy (MSNS), the USG Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), the USG Global Nutrition Coordination Plan and the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act. CN is responsible for strengthening links between USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition programming by harmonizing strategies and resources while providing technical guidance, oversight, and programmatic coordination to USAID Missions. The position will be situated within CN’s Division for Nutrition Technical Services (REFS/CN/NTS), but will provide high-quality technical, analytic, and programmatic support to other Bureaus and Missions at all stages of the food system using a nutrition lens.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Nutrition and Food Business Advisor will provide thought leadership and technical expertise on food policy, science, and technology to advise REFS, Missions, and the Agency on nutrition and food systems programming.

Qualifications: To qualify for the position of Nutrition and Food Business Advisor FL-0401-02, you must possess the basic education and specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to. Basic education requirements include Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines.

Specialized Experience:
For the FL-02, you must have one year of specialized experience at the FL-03 (GS-13) grade level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Providing expert advice and guidance on nutrition, the role of the private sector in food systems transformation, and large-scale food fortification;
  • Designing, assessing, analyzing, and managing the implementation of food systems programs; and
  • Establishing and maintaining a network of effective working relationships with the private sector, professional colleagues, and institutions on food technology; and large-scale food fortification to advance food systems programming for healthy diets.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Broad understanding and knowledge of food science and technology, encompassing production, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food;
  • Experience working with the private sector on food and nutrition topics;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with industry, private sector, government, and consumer groups to support food systems transformation for healthy diets.

Conditions of Employment: Must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must indicate whether or not they are a U.S. citizen in their application. If citizenship is not stated, the application will not be considered. Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance.

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter expressing their interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
  • Resume/CV that includes month, year, and the number of hours worked per week for each position listed; and
  • At least three professional references.

Other Applicable Documents:

  • Applicants claiming Veterans Preference must submit all appropriate documentation (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.); and
  • Applicants serving as a current/former political appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.).

Please submit your application package to Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Nutrition and Food Business Advisor, FL-0401-02, CN PD#FL195.” Application submissions are required by 11:59p.m. EST, January 4, 2024. Incomplete packages, or packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line will not receive consideration.

USAID Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Commitment
USAID envisions a world where all individuals are valued, have equitable access to opportunities, and are included, respected, and safe in their societies. USAID embraces diversity as outlined in USAID’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement. We seek to elevate and include the voices of the USAID workforce, recognizing and valuing the unique contributions of all stakeholders. USAID also strives to improve equity for under represented communities that have historically been denied fair and just treatment, and improve accessibility in all facets at USAID.

Additional resources include:
EEO Policy Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to Carol Wilson,



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