The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the ninth in an annual series-presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries.
This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally. The repercussions of these vitamin and mineral deficiencies are both serious and long-lasting. Where hidden hunger has taken root, it not only prevents people from surviving and thriving as productive members of society, it also holds countries back in a cycle of poor nutrition, poor health, lost productivity, persistent poverty, and reduced economic growth.
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Application Deadline: September 10th, 2014 or until filled
Job Category: Research
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Appointment Duration: 1 Year
Position Type: Renewable
Recruitment Type: Local
IFPRI-Kampala seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) / Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to provide research, capacity strengthening, and communications support to its activities. The bulk of the activities of the (S)RA will consist of supporting activities planned in the program evaluation of Uganda’s advocacy forums (or Barazas) that have been implemented over the last years by Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the IFPRI Kampala Head of Office. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience.