Director of Coordination, Global Technical Services

Closing date:

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Ottawa, Canada – Temporarily Remote

Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2022

About us

At Nutrition International, we make a difference, because nutrition is the difference.

Woven into the very fabric of our approach is the passion and drive of our global team of over 400 people, working in 13 offices across 11 countries with one common goal: transforming the lives of people who need it most through improved nutrition.

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 promotes an evidence-based approach to advocacy, decision making, multi-sectoral country planning, and the setting of nutrition agendas. The Global Technical Services (GTS) Unit is Nutrition International’s Centre of Technical Excellence. The GTS Unit, based in Ottawa, leads on the quality assurance of and technical support to Nutrition International’s research and programs to influence and improve national and global policies and practice. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for a Director of Coordination, GTS to be based in Ottawa, Canada.

About you

You are someone with five or more years’ experience in public health and project management in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa. You have a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with strong technical and managerial competencies in relevant fields to public health, nutrition, agriculture, or international development. You have excellent team management skills and an ability to work through others and influence.

Fluency in English is required. French will be considered an asset.

About the role

In this role you will be:

  • Driving portfolio and process management of prioritized initiatives from conception to completion
  • Supporting prioritization of initiatives for action by GTS team
  • Coordinating a pool of flexible staff resources for high priority GTS needs
  • Managing the process of Technical Assistance requests from other units
  • Producing reports and GTS products, when relevant to initiatives

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), flexible work hours, and temporary remote work (we are anticipating a hybrid return to the office plan). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, NAFTA eligibility or other reciprocal trade agreement). 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.

For more detailed information about the role, please click on the attached Job Description.

How to apply

Please click on Apply to submit your application.

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