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Deputy Director, Program Operations

Micronutrient Initiative

Full-time Staff - Canada, North America

Apply by: 2nd June 2017

Founded in 1992, Nutrition International is a global organization dedicated to delivering proven nutrition interventions to those who need them most. Working in partnership with countries, donors and implementers, our experts conduct cutting-edge nutrition research, support critical policy formulation, and integrate nutrition into broader development programs. In more than 60 countries, primarily in Asia and Africa, Nutrition International nourishes people to nourish life.
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Currently Nutrition International is seeking applications for:

Deputy Director, Program Operations
Job #: PTS074

The Deputy Director, Program Operations will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of nutrition projects in 10 countries across Asia and Africa with a total contract value of over $100 million, leading a small, high-performing team to undertake program operations support functions including conducting major nutrition commodity procurements, data analytics and donor grant management and providing guidance, oversight and support to senior regional grant managers to implement large-scale GAC grants.

This new position will work in close collaboration with the other Deputy Director to ensure that all Nutrition International field programs are implemented in a quality and timely fashion meeting all programmatic targets and other donor obligations.

Responsibilities will include:
Project Planning
Project Implementation
Project Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Donor and Partner Relations

Requirements include:

Post-graduate degree holder; advanced education in public health preferred but not essential.
Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior managerial role for an international NGO or public sector agency.
Experience living and working in developing countries.
Fluency in English.
Strong project management skills and experience
Proven ability to manage staff from a distance
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in public health and nutrition programming
Demonstrated understanding of results-based management, performance measurement frameworks and fundamentals of program monitoring and donor reporting
This position is based in Ottawa, Canada. The position will require travel to Africa and Asia, as well as the Americas and Europe. Trips are usually expected to be short term in duration (<3 weeks). Overall travel days per year are usually no more than 90. Travel is expected to developing countries approximately 2 4 times per year.

For a complete job description please visit our website at

To apply for this position: Please forward your resume and cover letter to quoting job#: PTS074 in the subject line or apply directly to Competition closes June 2, 2017. Please note that this position is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Selected candidates must currently be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Workplace accommodations are available should you be contacted regarding this competition. Please advise Human Resources of any accommodation requirements at that time.

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