Senior Program Officer, Adolescent and Women Nutrition and health (AWNH)

Country: Senegal
Organization: Nutrition International
Closing date: 2 Jun 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Deadline for submission: June 2, 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. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Program Officer, Adolescent and Women Nutrition and Health to be based in Dakar, Senegal.**

About you

You will have a master’s degree in Reproductive Health, Public Health, Community Health, Nutrition or Nursing/Midwifery. At least 10 years’ experience in maternal health, midwifery, or public health. Experience of reproductive health programs, in supervising MNH programs, and in program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation. Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for pregnant mothers is desirable. Excellent interpersonal, IT, teamworking, and presentation skills. Fluent in written and spoken English and French and ideally Wolof.

About the role

In this role you will be:

  • Ensuring a regularly updated situation analysis is available on the status of AWHN including the status of work by organizations involved in AWHN service provision in Senegal.
  • Carrying out site monitoring visits to ensure that planned activities are implemented according to agreed strategy and contractual commitments.
  • Reviewing and analyzing financial and technical progress reports and produce relevant project documents as per NI procedures.
  • Providing the NI Country Director, Senegal with technical and management support relating to other NI programs as requested.
  • Building and maintaining good collaborative relations with MoH, other government agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs, as appropriate to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient AWHN.
  • Representing NI at national and regional for a relevant to AWHN.
  • Reviewing program for lessons learned and document and share appropriately.
  • Supporting formal evaluations of programs with a view of informing practice in Senegal and elsewhere.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits and pension plan, flexible work hours, work from home, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays) and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020.

This contract is up to June 2024 position with a possibility of extension subject to funds availability and other factors. Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Senegal. 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, Please click on the Apply button below to submit your application.

How to apply:

To apply for this position and for a complete job description, log into https://apply.workable.com/j/93ED3400ED. **

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV by June 2, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted

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