|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Nutrition International||Contract - Full Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||N/A||2019-07-10||2019-07-31|
Through its Nutrition Technical Assistance Mechanism (NTEAM), Nutrition International shares its expertise globally to support the scale-up of nutrition for the most vulnerable. We believe that knowledge, rigorously obtained and generously shared, is key to effective progress for nutrition. NTEAM provides timely and coordinated expert technical assistance (TA) to countries and agencies; encourages broad use of knowledge by translating technical information and research into accessible guidance, tools and resources; and convenes global experts to tackle key nutrition issues.
Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project within NTEAM supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Under TAN, NI is coordinating the provision of TA to SUN Focal Points, in select countries, overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed. The project aims to accelerate the achievement of better health and nutrition status of populations by ensuring that governments are better equipped to act swiftly to scale up nutrition in their countries. TA provided through the TAN project is supported by the Global Technical Services (GTS) Unit at NI, which leads on the quality assurance of NI’s research and programs, and the dissemination and translation of new knowledge to influence and improve national and global policies and practice.
Priority client SUN countries may vary over the life of the TAN project but currently include: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
TAN is recruiting a dynamic, collaborative professional keen to join a dedicated and ambitious team. If you are seeking a challenging role with a growing organization, we want to hear from you.
Overall Accountability and Function
The Knowledge Translation, Learning and Communications Officer will support the Project Manager, Strategy with the knowledge management, learning and communication requirements of the project. He/she will be responsible for the translation of technical knowledge created about, and through TA provision into easy to understand learnings for practical application by both internal and external audiences. With a growing body of TA assignment, a key function of the Knowledge Translation, Learning and Communications Officer will be to provide dedicated support to the TAN team to systematically unpack challenges, analyse trends, tease out learnings, acknowledging and factoring in contextual influences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Analysis, knowledge translation and learning
Lead development of TAN knowledge products (conduct desk reviews and analyses of documentation on previously identified themes or specific country assignments/contexts; liaise with internal and external stakeholders to inform reflections and complement findings;
Support the analysis of project information and data obtained through key TAN work, including of ongoing TA monitoring, of TA impact assessments, of TA deliverables and of surveys completed following TA provision;
Support the development and coordination of learning opportunities for, and with in-country project stakeholders (TA providers, SUN Focal Points and others), including support to global functional capacity-building workshops, peer-to-peer learning, thematic webinars, etc.
Advocacy, Communications and Representation
Support implementation of NTEAM and TAN Communications strategy, including through development of a communications work plan, development of communications strategy and work plan for engagement of global TA providers; etc.
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Contribute to donor quarterly, annual and other reporting requirements as required for TAN and NTEAM.
Other duties and responsibilities as may be required.
Supervisory Responsibilities and Key Contacts
There is no supervisory responsibility for this position.
Education / Professional Designation
University degree is essential; a qualification in a discipline related to international development, public policy, communications and/or other relevant social sciences is highly desirable.
Minimum 5 years of experience supporting international development projects in a communications, learning or knowledge management function, in Canada and/or internationally.
Experience in facilitation and adult learning an asset.
In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint
Superior communications skills (verbal and written).
Fluency in English is mandatory and French - both reading and writing – is highly desirable.
International travel will be required to global events and/or NI-TAN countries in Africa and Asia (approximately 3-4 weeks annually).
Other Specific Skills Requirements
This is a 12 month contract position with a possibility of extension. Please click on Apply to submit your aplication. Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, NAFTA eligibility or other reciprocal trade agreement). This position is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted. We thank all applicants for their 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.