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Deputy Director, Global Technical Services (GTS)

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.
To learn more, visit www.NutritionIntl.org

Currently Nutrition International is seeking applications for:


Deputy Director, Global Technical Services (GTS)
Job #: PTS073

Nutrition International’s Global Technical Services Unit (GTS), based in Ottawa, leads on the quality assurance of Nutrition International’s research and programs, and the dissemination and translation of new knowledge to influence and improve national and global policies and practice.

The Deputy Director is responsible for developing and implementing management systems to ensure that the Unit achieves its annual objectives in line with Nutrition International’s strategic plan, and builds a culture and practice of continuous quality improvement. S/he negotiates team roles and responsibilities with other units in HQ, Regions and country offices, so as to ensure that the provision of in-house technical services throughout the program cycle is coordinated, consistent, efficient, and meets service-level agreement standards.

Responsibilities will include:
• Technical Assistance Services
• Team Leadership and HR Management
• Project Planning and Management
• Financial Management
• External Profile
• Resource Mobilization

Requirements include:

• Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior managerial role for an international NGO or public sector agency
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development or a similar field
• Experience in lean systems/processes would be considered an asset but not essential
• Strong project management skills and experience
• Proven people management and leadership skills
• Ability to prioritize work load and objectives
• Excellent communications skills
• High-level analytical skills
• Proven ability to manage staff from a distance
• 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 www.NutritionIntl.org/careers

To apply for this position: Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@NutritionIntl.org quoting job#: PTS073 in the subject line or apply directly to https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3. 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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