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 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 global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.
Know Your 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 Zonal Coordinator to be based in Kedougou/Tambacouda, Senegal.
About the role
The Zonal Coordinator will be responsible for the timely and effective implementation of PINGS activities in the field in line with project objectives. They will work in close collaboration with implementing partners and local government agencies based in her/his zone to ensure annual, quarterly and monthly work plans are developed, implemented and monitored as well as ensuring resources are properly used to deliver the project results expected from the Kedougou and Tambacounda zones. He/she will be representing the PINGS project in regional and zonal coordination structures and will maintain the linkage between the PINGS project and regional government agencies and partners.
In this role you will be:
Program Development & Planning
Provide regular updates on the gender, nutrition, and sexual reproductive health landscape in the project zones.
Incorporate changes in the project plans based on the evolving landscape.
Guide and lead project staff and government agencies in developing work plans and budgets.
Coordinate planning meetings and ensure synergy with implementing partners.
Translate recommendations from reviews and evaluations into action plans.
Integrate PINGS project plans into regional and local development plans.
Program Implementation and Management:
Collaborate with implementing partners to ensure adherence to project approaches and guidelines.
Consolidate and analyze monthly and quarterly reports, providing recommendations.
Conduct field visits to provide support and technical direction.
Oversee data collection and reporting for project monitoring.
Ensure timely and successful implementation of planned activities.
Contribute to documentation of lessons learned.
Provide regional inputs to donor reports.
Maintain up-to-date project-related documentation.
Develop quarterly cash flow projections.
Ensure project activities align with the approved budget.
Build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and implementing partners.
Represent NI at regional and zonal meetings and task forces/working groups.
Maintain positive communication with government agencies and other stakeholders.
Manage the budget for office operations.
Ensure the project office meets safety, security, and hygiene standards.
At least a Master's degree in health or nutrition.
At least 5 years relevant experience, 3 of which must be in management, gender and relevant sexual reproductive health issues.
Experience working with national governments and other institutions is required
Practical understanding of regulatory decision-making in Senegal.
Attention to detail, good research and analytical skills
Strong written, verbal and communication skills
Team player, strategic thinker, self-starter, good communicator, and skilled networker
Proven organizational ability and excellent time-management skills
Fluency in French and working knowledge of English. Fluency in local languages is an advantage
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.
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.
For more detailed information about the role, please click on the attached Job Description Please click on the Apply button to submit your application.