Employment Type: Project, Full Time
Title: Senior Project Officer (SPO)
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Deadline for submission: December 17, 2023
Nutrition International (NI) is a center of excellence in global nutrition, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more than 30 years now, we have focused on delivering low-cost, high-impact, nutrition interventions to people in need, driven by our mission to achieve a world where everyone, everywhere, is free from malnutrition and able to reach their full potential. Our work is guided by a dedicated and talented team of experts working globally, regionally and within countries to end malnutrition worldwide.
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 / Project
Nutrition International is embarking on a new three-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to support Government of Pakistan’s plans for the transition and scale up of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) at national level. This project blends Nutrition International's operational and technical expertise across the country, regional and headquarters. It builds on years of maternal nutrition programming both in Pakistan and across the globe while incorporating the skills sets of a diverse and dynamic group of technical experts.
Youare a Postgraduate in - public health, nutrition, medicine, health systems management, international development and/or a related field including medical degree.
You should have an ability to effectively communicate, network and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders, especially national and district governments to achieve program objectives
Around 7 years experience in working with or within public health systems.
Fluency in English & Urdu is essential. And Knowledge of any regional languages like Pashtu, Sindhi, Baluchi, etc. is an advantage.
About the role
This position supports the National Project Manager and will be responsible for the oversight of implementation of project activities in the five districts and an additional of two flood affected ditsricts, working with partners responsible for planning and training of health workers and supervisors. The position holder will be a subject matter expert with experience implementing maternal and newborn nutrition projects in Pakistan. This position will ensure high-quality delivery of services and feasibility study activities in the districts and support capturing project learnings.
In this role you will be responsible to:
· Develop annual implementation plans in consultation with NI’s technical teams and CO country management.
· Facilitate the validation and buy in for the provincial project plans from key stakeholders including donors and implementing partners across Pakistan
· Oversee the performance of vendors against agreements and negotiating corrective actions with them as needed to ensure that technical and operational deliverables, milestones, and quality standards are met.
· Work closely with the MEAL Officer and the technical teams in efforts that will focus on improving data review and use, including supportive supervision data, to support evidence-informed decision making from the district, including roll-up to the provincial and national level.
· Support training firms in contextualizing training curriculum and conducting training for flood affected districts of province Balochistan and Sindh.
· Support provincial capacity strengthening for forecasting MMS and sourcing for future needs based on the findings from the rapid readiness assessments.
For more detailed information about the role, please click on the attachedJob Description .
What we offer
Nutrition International offers a highly competitive market pay, including health and wellness benefits, medical insurance, accidental insurance plan, flexible work hours, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), and support for learning and development opportunities. 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. 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.
How to apply?
Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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The closing date for receiving applications is December 17, 2023.
Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions. The starting salary for this position is PKR3,365,546/-per annum.
We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.