User Manual Development Research Assistant - Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR)--Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Position Title: FAQR FACET User Manual Research Assistant

*If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and [email protected] by July 12th . 

Background: The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded the Food Aid Quality Review Phase III Option Year 1 contract to Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for the period covering February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The Food Aid Quality Review (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.

FAQR Phase III has developed the Food Assistance Cost-Effectiveness Tool (FACET) to support FFP and its partners in making cost-effective decisions around nutrition programming of specialized nutritious foods (SNF). During Option Year 1, FAQR will deliver the finalized version of FACET with accompanying materials, and support FFP to sensitize potential users and roll out the tool. 

Learn more at: (FAQR Cost-Effectiveness Work Stream) (FACET Brief)

Position Overview: The FAQR FACET User Manual Research Assistant will work closely with the FAQR Cost Specialist/Data Analyst and other relevant FAQR team members to develop a multi-media FACET user manual. The RA’s responsibility will be to assist in the development of user manual. This will include:


Under the direction of Cost Specialist/Data Analyst: Draft the main text of the user manual based on team-determined outline and demonstration examples, develop relevant visualizations and infographics in the user manual, draft the script of video tutorials.

Work with Cost Specialist/Data Analyst to gather and address feedback on FACET user manual (emails, meetings and conference calls) from FAQR team members including Senior Cost Consultant, Project Manager, Communications RAs, Principal Investigator (PI), and co-PI and users at USAID/FFP and partner organizations.

Other FACET related tasks, as determined relevant and of interest to the RA.

Position Qualifications:

Excellent written and verbal communications skills required

Strong analytical skills and ability to create visual representations required

Past experience in tutorial design or user manual writing required

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines required

Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign) strongly preferred

Exposure to the field of international development or humanitarian assistance strongly preferred

Technical knowledge in international nutrition and/or economic evaluation strongly preferred

This is a paid, part-time position to begin immediately. We estimate an average of 10-15 hours a week. Please contact Ye Shen ([email protected]) for more information.


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