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  • Posted: May 13, 2021
    Deadline: May 27, 2021
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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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    Senior Project Officer - Home Fortification

    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.
    • Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Project Officer Home Fortification to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

    About The Role
    In this role you will be:

    • Developing costed plans for programming and research activities with expected results (country implementation plans, research questions and/or other planning documents as required) which are informed by, and responsive to, needs and opportunities in the local landscape.
    • Providing technical support and guidance to the implementing partner and government staff in the implementation of the project.
    • Liaising with the Senior Project MEAL Officer in monitoring progress of activities against annual operating plans to ensure corrective actions are facilitated at project level as required to achieve results and disbursement targets; account for and financial variances, taking action to correct them; prepare draft reports for donors or other stakeholders.
    • Convening project progress review meetings with the Government of Nigeria and other stakeholder; advocate for corrective actions by key stakeholders as required; propose and/or negotiate adjustments to project plans and budgets as a result of steering decisions.
    • Managing inputs to NI’s contracts database, including maintaining and regularly updating expenditure forecasts for program activities, setting, updating, and regularly reporting on financial milestones.
    • Continuously document processes, findings, best practices, and lessons learned throughout the implementation research.
    • Providing administrative support including organizing meetings, taking minutes, and disseminating information to the appropriate audiences.
    • Assisting in recruitment process for consultants and maintain appropriate contracting documentation.

    About You

    • You will have a Master's degree in Management, International Development, Public Health, Nutrition, or related field.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in management of programs in public health, including managing finances and human resources. At least 2 to 3 years’ experience in networking with international partners and country government is desirable.
    • Previous experience as a Project Officer or equivalent role in scope and responsibility for an international NGO working in IYCF and home fortification/MNPS.
    • Experience of multi-sectoral working/programs desirable.
    • Effective management and leadership skills, with strong research, communication, interpersonal, consultative and negotiation skills.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in local language desirable.

    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.

    Method of Application

    Importation Information and Notice

    • This contract is up to October 2022 position with a possibility of extension subject to funds availability and other factors. Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in 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.
    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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