Employment Type: Contract, Full time

Location: Ottawa, Canada– Temporarily Remote**

Deadline for Submission: May 29, 2022

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

The Building Rights for Improved Girls’ Health in Tanzania (BRIGHT) Project targets all 8 councils of Tabora region and is implemented by Nutrition International (NI) in partnership with the Government of Tanzania as well as Engender Health (EH), Young and Alive Initiative (YAI) and Prosperous Health Life Initiative (PHLI). The BRIGHT project is an innovative collaboration with the aim of improving the health and well being and advancing the rights of adolescent girls in Tanzania. The BRIGHT project is implemented over a seven-year period and funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

Nutrition International promotes an evidence-based approach to advocacy, decision making, multi-sectoral country planning, and the setting of nutrition agendas. The Global Technical Services (GTS) Unit is Nutrition International’s Centre of Technical Excellence. The GTS Unit, based in Ottawa, leads on the quality assurance of and technical support to Nutrition International’s research and programs to influence and improve national and global policies and practice. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for a Technical Advisor Nutrition, BRIGHT Project to be based in Ottawa, Canada.

About you

You are someone with a Postgraduate level degree, masters/doctorate, from a recognized university in nutrition or public health (with emphasis on nutrition). You have at least 5 years of experience in programs relating to adolescent health and nutrition, and/or maternal health and nutrition, and/or SRH and nutrition in low- and middle- income countries or low resource settings, including at least 2 years of field experience. You have strong understanding of girls’ and women’s health and equity issues along with excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and discretion.

Fluency in English is required. French will be considered an asset.

About the role

Under the supervision of Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Nutrition (MNHN) in GTS, the BRIGHT Technical Advisor (Nutrition) is responsible for coordinating the access to NI expertise and external experts for priority activities. This position will help assure that NI-led and supported activities and reporting under the BRIGHT Project are technically sound and strategic. The Technical Advisor (Nutrition) will be the GTS focal point for the BRIGHT Project. The Technical Advisor (Nutrition) is expected to work closely with NI’s BRIGHT Project Director, all relevant Senior Technical Advisors within GTS, NI’s Regional Advisor-Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition, NI’s Regional and Head Office Gender and Equality Advisors, as well as the Tanzania based BRIGHT Project Nutrition and MEAL Officers, and Country Director to support the quality implementation of NI-led and supported activities.

In this role you will be:

  • Providing gender sensitive nutrition technical assistance to strengthen the NI-led work as guided by senior technical advisors of GTS.
  • Establishing and supporting BRIGHT-specific research and/or technical coordination team consisting of relevant senior technical staff in HQ GTS, and NI’s Africa Regional Office, and relevant partners to support the planning, design, and implementation of identified gender and youth responsive nutrition and sexual reproductive health research, as well as health economic studies under BRIGHT.
  • Contributing, as delegated, to knowledge translation documents such as policy briefs, summary briefs, blogs, and case studies on topics that include, but are not limited to, formative research, behavior change intervention strategies, supply chain management, health management information systems, nutrition policies, gender equality and gender equity issues related to health in nutrition.
  • International travel between Ottawa and Tanzania and domestic travel within Tanzania may be required to provide technical advisory services. Duty travel is typically for 1-3 weeks and usually for not more than 40 days per year.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), flexible work hours, and temporary remote work (we are anticipating a hybrid return to the office plan in summer/fall 2022). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, NAFTA 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 HERE to submit you application.