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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) is passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest health issues: malnutrition. Recognized as global experts, we work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger. Nutrition International has headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and regional offices in N...
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    Regional Manager – Africa, NTEAM, Nairobi, Kenya

    If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that a better world is possible through improved nutrition, wants to leave the world a little better than they found it, and is looking to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.

    Know our team

    Nutrition International’s Program Operations Unit is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of Nutrition International’s core program interventions including program development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and grant management, including setting annual operational planning, budgeting, and review processes. The unit comprises a global team of professionals located in our 10 core countries across Asia, Africa and our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. Nutrition International is seeking applications for Regional Manager – Africa, NTEAM to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    About you

    You will have a Postgraduate level qualification in Public Health, Nutrition, International Development, Business Administration, or health – related fields from a recognized university. Project Management certification is an asset. At least 7 years’ work experience in development project management with health/nutrition programming an asset and At least 5 years’ experience in a high-level Global Nutrition establishment.

    1. Solid knowledge and experience working in project implementation in one or more developing countries or internationally, SUN Movement, knowledge of Global Nutrition ecosystem and working with DFID will be a significant advantage.
    2. Skills on excellent communication and negotiation skills, effective interpersonal skills, team player and team leader, strategic mindset, problem solving skills, competent IT skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
    3. Fluent in written and spoken in English. Knowledge in French or other language would be an asset.

    About the role

    In this role you will be:

    Build and strong relationships with and engage regularly with relevant government authorities and nutrition stakeholders in non-core countries of Africa as well as other market segments including multi-lateral development banks, regional institutions, donors, and other related secondary targets to identify and prioritize high-impact TA needs.

    Maintain regular engagement with and support to countries through visits or remote to forge and maintain relationships such as the SUN Focal Points, multi-stakeholder/sectoral platforms (MSPs) and nutrition partners to identify new TA needs and opportunities, monitor TA provision and maintain collaboration for leveraging support from other potential donors / development partners in support of government nutrition priorities.

    Continually scan the nutrition environment with the view to identify prioritized high-impact TA needs and opportunities especially in non-core NI countries in the Africa Region.

    Maintain regular engagement with and support to countries through visits or remote to forge and maintain relationships such as the SUN Focal Points, multi-stakeholder/sectoral platforms (MSPs) and nutrition partners to identify new TA needs and opportunities, monitor TA provision and maintain collaboration for leveraging support from other potential donors / development partners in support of government nutrition priorities.

    Lead in translating TA needs of the region into fundable concept for pitching to donors including the development Concept Notes, Proposals, Terms of Reference (ToR).

    Ensure timely updating of NTEAM monitoring and tracking tools of progress against workplan and budget (expected milestones and deliverables throughout the life of the TA provision) and good communication with other NTEAM colleagues on contract progress, risk identification and mitigations, to support quality TA provision, timely and quality deliverables, and capacity building.

    Work in collaboration with the Business Development team to secure funding for the NTEAM program. This includes:

    What we offer

    A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits and pension plan, flexible work hours, work from home, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays) and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020.

    Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Nairobi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal and Nigeria. We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

    Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.

    Please click on the Apply button below to submit your application.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nutrition International on apply.workable.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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