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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. The Senior Program Officer VAS, Africa will be working as part of Nutrition International’s regional and global technical Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) team and under the supervision of the Senior Manager, VAS. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Program Officer VAS, Africa to be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Dakar, Senegal.
You will have a masters level degree in Public Health, Health policy and Planning / Program Management. At least 7 years’ experience in Public Health and public health nutrition area and project management. Experience in consultant management and recruitment, technical and management guidance and quality assurance for VAS projects and capacity building of implementing partner and consultant. Experience working and living in Africa is preferable. Experience working with Vitamin A supplementation interventions is a plus. Experience working in an emergency response setting and strategy development and review is desirable. Fluent in written and spoken English and working French.
About the role
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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.
This contract is up to two years with a possibility of extension subject to funds availability and other factors. Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Kenya or Senegal. 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.
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