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Nutrition Consultant

Vital Strategies, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Nutrition Consultant, Vital Strategies,
[Seconded to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) New Delhi]

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:                                                            

Vital Strategies is a global public health organization which aims to build a world where every person is protected by a strong public health system. Headquartered in New York City, Vital Strategies is involved in projects in more than 60 countries around the world with staff and offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and South-East Asia. In India, Vital Strategies has presence in areas of tobacco control, road safety, data for health initiative, etc.

Vital Strategies’ global team combines evidence-based strategies with innovation to help build stronger public health systems and workforces; develop sound health policies; manage global projects; undertake epidemiologic and operational research and program evaluation; and design strategic communication for policy and behavior change.

Vital Strategies is an independent affiliate of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), whose mission is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. Founded in 1920, with its Head Office in Paris, The Union today is both a non-profit institute with five scientific departments and several offices worldwide and a federation of close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals.

Vital Strategies is in the process of working in the area of cardiovascular health in partnership with government and national institutes. It is presently involved in obtaining the requisite statutory clearances and assembling a high-quality team of resource persons. At present, the Union is supporting Vital Strategies in recruiting the best talent for this initiative in India. This is being executed through The Union’s South-East Asia Regional Office.

For more information about Vital Strategies, please visit

For more information about the US$ 225 million, global, high impact, cardiovascular health initiative “Resolve” of Vital Strategies please visit


The Nutrition Consultant shall be on the rolls of The Union/ Vital Strategies but stationed at FSSAI, New Delhi. S/he shall provide specialized technical inputs for nutrition, relating to the trans-fat and sodium reduction initiatives, supported by Vital Strategies.


(1) Provide technical assistance and support to FSSAI for policy, strategy and interventions for elimination of trans fats from the food chain and for reduction of sodium consumption as envisaged in the government’s targets to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases;
(2) Provide support on salt reduction and trans-fat elimination by coordinating various activities between FSSAI, ICMR, Vital Strategies and other stakeholders;
(3) Develop linkages with strategic external partners, including the formal and informal food industry, civil society organizations, consumer forums, advocacy groups, etc.;
(4) Facilitate other technical assistance activities, as deemed appropriate and necessary by FSSAI/ Vital Strategies;
(5) The selected candidate shall be accountable for quarterly deliverables, achievement of which will be tracked and assessed jointly by FSSAI and Vital Strategies.


Applicants must have university degree in Nutrition, or related field.

(1) Minimum five years of relevant experience in the field of nutrition, with the Government and/or reputed I/NGOs;
(2) Applicants possessing at least two years of experience in research, shall be given preference;
(3) Experience in trans-fat and salt work related to surveillance, labeling, consumer education, etc., shall be an asset;
(4) Experience in carrying out diet and nutrition surveys, shall be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Excellent knowledge of MS Office;
(2) Excellent analytic skills;
(3) Ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues;
(4) Ability to write detailed, coherent, and concise briefing documents;
(5) Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills;
(6) Excellent problem-solving skills.


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.


The successful candidate shall be issued an initial contract for a period of one year, extended annually, as per the requirement, and based on performance.

8. LOCATION: FSSAI Office, New Delhi



Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by November 22, 2017.