Nutrition International (NI)
National Project Manager -Pakistan
Nutrition International (NI)
Posted date 23rd May, 2023 Last date to apply 28th May, 2023
Category Project Management
Type Full Time Position 1
Status Closed

Title: National Project Manager -Pakistan

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Employment Type: Project Full Time - Till May 2025

Deadline for submission: May 28, 2023

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 team of over 600 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 team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.

Know our team

Nutrition International (NI) is embarking on a new project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) entitled, Effectiveness of Adolescent Nutrition Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) pilot in Pakistan. The project will support the government of Pakistan in understanding the potential to improve adolescent nutrition and equity in access to improved nutrition through the conditional cash transfer pilot under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

The position holder will work in close coordination with country management Pakistan and will liaise with federal and provincial governments and policy makers to ensure policy level support and ownership of the project. The position holder will actively engage with the partners and support the team in reviewing technical reports and preparing periodic progress reports to be submitted to donors and NI offices.

This position holder will work in close coordination with Adolescent Health and Nutrition Senior Technical Advisor (STA), and other project staff based across country, Asia regional, and headquarters.

About you

You are someone with a Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Nutrition or a Graduate degree in medicine.

You will have a minimum of 8 years’ experience of managing research-based project implementation and coordination in development sector, preferably of health and nutrition projects.  You will also come with a minimum 6 years’ experience of developing analytical project reports with a proficiency in research design, research report writing, and source analysis.

Ability to effectively communicate, network and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders, especially national and provincial governments to achieve program objectives and Fluency in English and Urdu (reading, writing & oratory skills) is a prerequisite to be successful in this position.

About the role:

The National Project Manager (NPM) will be responsible for all aspects of implementation of the evaulations and assessments and reporting of the project, coordinating the entire project cycle including the mixed-methods research, procurement and delivery, import and packaging of WIFA supplements, coordination of technical meetings and dissemination events, and will support grant management in close collaboration with Pakistan country team, Program Operations, and Global Technical Services (GTS) unit.

In this role you will:

  • Develop clear project implementation plan covering all project components and ensure that annual work plans are developed for each year with clearly defined activities, timelines, and resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required for effective implementation and achievement of the deliverables of the project.
  • Support implementation of the project activities and ensure that NI project staff and any sub-grantees or contractors are executing the project according to the approved project plans with high technical quality and research ethics standards.
  • Provide guidance and support to the NI Pakistan team and NI’s RO and HQ research and evaluation, and monitoring, development and learning teams to develop and support the project’s monitoring, research and learning agenda.
  • Financial tracking and management of all assigned project work using NI’s contracts database and project management tools.
  • Contribute, as delegated, to knowledge translation documents such as policy briefs, summary briefs, blogs, and case studies related to adolescent nutrition and the project  in coordination with GTS and advocacy and communications unit.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health benefits, flexible work hours and four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable, and accessible work environment.

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How to apply?

Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks. Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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

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The closing date for receiving applications is May 28, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions.

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. 

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