Senior Project Officer , Vitamin A, Chad

  • Contract
  • Chad
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Nutrition International

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: N’Djamena, Chad

Deadline for submission: July 19, 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 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 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, and Africa, and our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. Nutrition International is seeking applications for Senior Project Officer Vitamin A in Chad.

About you

You are someone with a master’s degree from a recognized university in management, international development, public health, nutrition, or other related areas. You have at least five years of experience in the management of programs in public health or a related field essential including managing finances and human resources. At least two to three years experience in networking with international partners and country government and a minimum of five years’ experience working in Chad. Previous experience as a project officer or equivalent role in scope for an international NGO working in vitamin A or other child survival projects and experience in multi-sectoral programs is desirable for the position.

About the role

In this role, you will be supporting the planning, budgeting, and implementation of VAS programming under the direction of the Technical Director in HQ and the Deputy Regional Director for Africa, refine project design and support the country in the landscape, Planning, Budgeting and targets, Covid- 19 adaptations and Training. Monitoring procurement of Vitamin A and other nutrition-related commodities/supplies. Provide guidance and technical support to the Ministry of Health and other strategic planning and programmatic outputs.

Establishing NI’s role by consulting with key stakeholders to better define scope of work and general arrangements for steering and oversight of planned programming activities while ensuring Government of Chad engagement. Provide guidance and technical support to the Ministry of Health to improve their capacity to deliver quality campaigns. Support visibility of Nutrition International’s support to national and sub-national authorities. Under the direction of Technical Director in HQ and the Deputy Regional Director for Africa, support the Vitamin A Project Director, Chad, to plan and manage VAS programming in Chad. Ensure program and research activities achieve agreed results, are of expected quality within agreed timelines,

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 fall 2022). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

Selected candidates must have a current legal entitlement to work in Chad. 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. Please note the contract of employment will be offered by Nutrition International but seconded to PanAfricare for payroll administration.

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 Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV by July 19 2022. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Noting that Closing date is 19-Jul-22