Contract Position to Support the Nutrition Evidence Library

Contract Position to Support the Nutrition Evidence Library


The position is located in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food, Nutrition Services (FNS), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis (ONGA). The Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) is the research synthesis and analysis component of CNPP and conducts systematic reviews, published on the Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) website (, to inform Federal food and nutrition policy and programs, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrition education initiatives, and nutrition assistance programs.


Knowledge of the Dietary Guidelines and public health nutrition and/or experience with conducting or reviewing food- and nutrition-related research is preferred. Experience in coordinating multiple complex tasks, managing projects, and facilitating expert groups is also desired. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills and should be able to work independently and as part of a team.


Duties of Position: 

This request is for one contract position in CNPP.  It is geared toward an individual who has knowledge in developing or has contributed to forming evidence-based national nutrition recommendations or policy like the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Contractor would report directly to the Director of the Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis and work as part of the Nutrition Evidence Library team. Main duties would consist of assisting in the process of conducting systematic reviews that can be used to inform national policy on Federal dietary guidance. This will involve collaboration within the CNPP team and with HHS colleagues to ensure that a sound framework is initiated and adhered to, that assistance is provided to support external scientific experts (e.g., the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee), that coordination and assistance for required research syntheses are provided, as well as assistance in preparing presentations, reports, talking points, and management and analysis of public comments that are received.


The Contract employee will:

  • Work closely with the Office Director and will be part of the Nutrition Evidence Library Team.
  • Provide technical and management support as determined by the Project Lead.
  • Work with Nutrition Evidence Library Team and external scientific experts whose main responsibility it is to review the scientific evidence that will ultimately inform Federal dietary guidance.



A minimum of a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related Public Health field from an accredited school is required.  Contractor will work eight (8) hours per day (excluding 30 minutes for lunch), Monday through Friday excluding Federal Holidays, weekends, and days when the office is officially closed. The duty location shall be:  USDA/Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034, Alexandria, VA. Some opportunity for telework may be available. All inquiries and resumes should be sent to


Communications Intern: ASPPH

Job Description Summary
The Marketing and Communications Intern will support the External Relations Team at the
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. The Intern will report to the
Communications Manager and work to promote the association and its members across a
variety of platforms, both traditional and non-traditional.
Specific Responsibilities Include – Assist with drafting content to be used across ASPPH’s communication platforms
– Attend events and seminars (when available) to take photos and support webcasting and
social media coverage
– Support and produce content for social media channels
– Assist with conducting interviews for web and print based stories
– Assist digital based student recruitment marketing efforts
– Support events promotion efforts
– Support members of the external relations team as necessary
– Support prospect research for development efforts
– Pull lists for email communications as needed
– Generate reports on the results of marketing efforts to influence future campaigns
– Brainstorm with the Marketing Manager and Communications Manager on new campaigns
– Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Qualified candidates are currently in school to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing,
Communications, Public Relations, or a similar area of specialization.
Preferred Qualifications
Necessary Skills:
– Proficiency in Microsoft suite of products
– Social media expertise, specifically with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
– Knowledge with content management systems
– Excellent writing skills
– Ability to think analytically and perform market research
– Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work both as a team and independently
Preferred Skills:
– Basic knowledge and experience with email marketing platforms
– Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite
– Understanding of and experience with Salesforce
– Experience with Hootsuite or MeetEdgar

Final Exams Motivation: Post Graduation Opportunities with Peace Corps and CDC Public Health Associate Program – Round table discussion

Final Exams Motivation: Post Graduation Opportunities with Peace Corps and CDC Public Health Associate Program – Round table discussion

Monday, December 10th 2018

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20037, United States

Hosted by George Washington University


‘Tis the season of final exam stress. Take a study break and pump up your motivation to do well the rest of the semester! This discussion will help you think about the big picture and make plans for your life post-graduation. Specifically, we’ll be discussing opportunities to serve others domestically and abroad with representatives from the Peace Corps and CDC PHAP! Learn about their experiences and the professional skills they have gained. They will also review the application processes and deadlines, some of which are quickly approaching. This is a cozy round table, so please RSVP to secure your seat. Want to be extra prepared? Get your questions ready by visiting the Peace Corps and CDC PHAPwebsites before the 10th!

The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Spring 2019 application is Open

The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Spring 2019 application is open now through November 15.  Students who will be interning in necessarily-unpaid internships, typically with non-profit, NGO and government agencies, in the Spring of 2019 are encouraged to apply for funding up to $3,000.

Click here to learn more and apply.


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