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Choices seeks a full time, Philippine based Intern

June 24th, 2020

Are you passionate about food and nutrition, skilled in research and report writing and looking to boost your experience in the area of (food) policies?

The Choices International Foundation is a global organization that supports national initiatives to shaping national food system(s) to make the healthy choice the easy choice for consumers. An essential step is to be clear about what healthy is. The International Choices criteria, which are independent and science based, differentiate between more and less healthy products and take into account the local context.

Based on these criteria, we support partnerships at national level between government, private sector, NGOs and science to agree on actions to drive availability, affordability and desirability of healthier products. These can include private and public policies such as positive FOP labelling, education, social marketing, responsible marketing, food reformulation, innovation, food procurement standards and financial (dis-)incentives.

The Choices International Foundation consists of two regional hubs based in East-Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa and a global team based in Europe, and is working together as one virtual organisation. Choices is governed by a Board and works with an International Scientific Committee and an Industry Support Group.

Position

We are looking for a full-time Intern based in the Philippines, who will help Choices understand the political and food and nutrition policy development landscape better. The job is primarily focused on profiling the food and nutrition landscape in the Philippines and identifying and leading conversations with the stakeholders to collaborate with. The efforts are aimed to promoting the Choices criteria and approach in the country, to reduce the double burden of malnutrition.

This is a full-time job for 5 working days, and the successful candidate will report to Dr. Snighda Misra (Senior Advisor), from 13 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Job Scope

  • To profile and review the food and nutrition landscape in the Philippines

Deliverable

  • A report on the food and nutrition landscape in the Philippines

Requirements

  • MSc student with a minimum of 3 years of academic training and relevant working experience in the public health, or policy field
  • Prepared to work in an online environment, with frequent calls to the international and regional teams
  • Competencies: outspoken, proactive, independent, and well-connected

Application - Please email your CV to Dr. Snighda Misra at Snigdha.misra@choicesprogramme.org, by 10 July 2020.

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