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Maria Nakayiza

Current position
Senior Program Coordinator
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Catholic Relief Services
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Region of interest
Eastern Africa
Country of interest
Fields of interest
Capacity development, Indicators for food security and nutrition, Nutrition, Resilience measurement, Tools, methods, standards and best practices
Areas of expertise
Capacity development, Nutrition, Food Technology - processing and Preservation, and Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture
A nutritionist with research and programmatic skills suited for development work in areas of health and nutrition, i knowledge and skills in conducting nutrition needs assessments, designing appropriate assessment tools and nutrition interventions to address identified gaps, iam well versed with anthropometry, individual and household dietary and food security assessments using DDS/ FCS, FFQs, Food Records and 24-hour recalls as appropriate. I have gained additional skills in study of food consumption patterns, and other socio-demographic factors- the interplay of these in relation to nutrition epidemiology, and designing appropriate interventions, knowledgeable in the design and implementation of nutrition-specific and nutrition- sensitive interventions . Iam well versed with the CMAM approach, IYCF practices, and WASH interventions for improved health and nutrition of communities. through implementation of USAID nutrition projects, I have gained knowledge and skills in tracking nutrition specific indicators, evaluation of nutrition programs, project reporting, promoting cross learning, documentation and sharing of success stories in line with donor requirementsI.
Last update
07 Oct 2018