Nutrition Commodities Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Canada
Organization: Nutrition International
Closing date: 6 May 2021

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Ottawa

Deadline for submission: May 6, 2021

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’s Program Operations Unit is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of Nutrition International’s core program interventions including program development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and grant management, including setting annual operational planning, budgeting and review processes. The unit comprises a global team of professionals located in our 10 core countries across Asia, Africa and our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

About you

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B pharm), Public Health, or in a related field of study. Master’s degree is preferred. You have 4 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical procurement, or supply management. You have the knowledge and ideally the experience with procurement according to international standards of pharmaceutical product compliance standards (such as GMP, ISO, USP).

About the role

In this role you will:

  • Manage the annual procurement and donation of Vitamin A capsules (VAC) to more than 55 countries (via UNICEF).
  • Support the operationalization, Implementation, and management of relevant vitamin A capsule initiatives.
  • Lead the procurement of other nutrition commodities, including Zinc, Zinc and Lo-ORS, Micronutrient Powders (MNP), iron folic acid (both weekly WIFAS for adolescents and daily IFA during pregnancy), multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS), sq-LNS etc.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits, flexible work hours, work from home and four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020. This role is temporarily remote at this time.

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, USMCA 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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