Nutrition International – Director of External Relations, Africa.

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Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Kenya, Nairobi

Deadline for submission: July 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 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 External Relations (ER) unit is a diverse team of dedicated professionals responsible for the development and implementation of advocacy and communications priorities across the organization. The unit leads, coordinates, and supports global government relations, global advocacy, and business development with institutional donors, as well as media relations, corporate and digital communications, and the Nutrition International brand. The ER unit works closely with other teams across the organization to grow and diversify resources for Nutrition International’s global strategy and Investment Case, drive thought leadership, and grow global support for nutrition, and Nutrition International. Members of the ER team are located in Nutrition International’s Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada as well as our Asia and Africa Regional Offices. Nutrition International is currently seeking applications for a Director of External Relations to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

About you

You are someone with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in International Development, International Relations or related field from reputable university or institution.

An additional advanced degree desirable.

10 years experience working in government relations, advocacy, communications, stakeholder relations or partnerships, with at least five years’ experience in a management position and experience in working for an international organization or managing initiatives with both domestic and global audiences.

International and foreign government relations experience as well as experience in the nutrition, health or development sector and a broad understanding of international political, health and development context; including concepts of impact and cost effectiveness.

Understanding of NGO environment and operating environment in south / southeast Asia is an added advantage.

About the role

In this role you will lead Lead advocacy activities with Nutrition International’s key regional partners, including the African Union and its member states, the African Leaders for Nutrition Secretariat, the African Development Bank and Africa’s Regional Economic Communities. Lead the planning and execution of communications activities in Africa, leveraging media, events, field missions, and most especially effective storytelling to increase the organization’s share of voice and influence.Act as an ambassador for nutrition and nutrition programs, educating and advocating departments and partners on the distinction between food/agriculture and micronutrients/nutrition. Build and maintain relationships with Nutrition International’s key regional and sub-regional partners, attending meetings, identifying opportunities for engagement and technical assistance, and coordinating support across Nutrition International’s teams and geographies.

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 current legal entitlement to work in Kenya . 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.

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 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.



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