Host Organization: Mercy Corps
First Year Placement
Based in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, Tiphaine worked as a Nutrition Support Advisor for Mercy Corps’ emergency food security programs in Borno State. Tiphaine helped to analyze social and behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child feeding practices within a complex humanitarian emergency context. She also led learning efforts about the impact of providing fresh food vouchers to families with children under 5 on nutrition outcomes and designed formative research to better understand the needs of adolescent mothers in Damboa. In addition, Tiphaine provided nutrition technical support for proposal development and evaluation efforts.
Second Year Placement
As a Nutrition Policy advisor for Mercy Corps’ Washington, D.C., Technical Support Unit (TSU), Tiphaine collaborates with the nutrition, policy and advocacy, and learning teams to promote best practices, research findings, and knowledge across country teams. Her responsibilities include creating a webinar on the health and well-being of adolescent girls, developing learning tools and synthesizing research for nutrition policy, and supporting the research efforts of nutrition teams in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Guatemala.