Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. HKI has been active in Nigeria for many years, implementing programs to improve the nutrition and health of the population. HKI’s nutrition programs in Nigeria include Infant and Young Child Feeding, Vitamin A supplementation, promotion of cultivation of biofortified foods such as orange fleshed sweet potato, school nutrition. HKI has also been instrumental in providing technical inputs and support to development of several national nutrition and health policies, including legislation and standards for food fortification across West Africa.
Food Fortification Program Coordinator
HKI is seeking an experienced Food Fortification Program Coordinator to lead a food fortification initiative in Nigeria. HKI’s food fortification program, which will be implemented in Nigeria and two other countries in West Africa, will aim to strengthen coordination and build consensus among national and regional actors in support of the development of technical specifications and standards for bouillon. The project will also create awareness, stimulate dialogue and build consensus among stakeholders on the relevance of considering bouillon as a potential vehicle for micronutrient fortification in the region. This position will be based at the HKI Office in Lagos, Nigeria, to lead the program activities in Nigeria.
Scope of the Position
The Food Fortification Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating implementation of all program activities in Nigeria. S/he will engage in joint planning of the intervention’s activities with her/his supervisor and directly manage the implementation and monitoring these activities in Nigeria to ensure delivery of high quality outputs and timely reporting in line with donor requirements. S/he will collaborate with relevant stakeholders involved in standards development and marketing of bouillon as well as those engaged in food fortification in Nigeria, including government ministries, the National Food Fortification Alliance, private sector industries, and professional and consumer associations, on the implementation of the program’s work-plan. S/he will also provide technical inputs to relevant national standards on bouillon and bouillon fortification, while also engaging in advocacy efforts, including representing HKI at various national meetings and events, to create awareness and ensure visibility for the program.
The Food Fortification Program Coordinator will be supervised by HKI Country Director in Nigeria with technical supervision from HKI’s Regional Food Fortification Program Manager, based in Dakar, Senegal. S/he will work closely with HKI’s country and regional office staff, while liaising with partner agencies, particularly in Nigeria, to implement project activities.
The Food Fortification Program Coordinator will:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as a single word document to firstname.lastname@example.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Offer will be made upon confirmation of funding by the Donor.
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