Technical Advisor, Anemia – Canada

Technical Advisor, Anemia - Canada

About us

At Nutrition International, we make a difference because nutrition makes a difference.

Embedded in the very fabric of our approach is the passion and enthusiasm of our global team of over 600 people working in 13 offices in 11 countries with one common goal: to transform the lives of those who need it most through better nutrition.

If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our belief that a better world is possible through better nutrition, want to leave the world a little better than they found it, and want to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.

Meet our team

Nutrition International promotes an evidence-based approach to advocacy, decision-making, multi-sectoral country planning and nutrition program setting. Global Technical Services (GTS) is Nutrition International’s Center of Technical Excellence. Headquartered in Ottawa, GTS leads the quality assurance and technical support of Nutrition International’s research and programs to influence and improve national and global policy and practice. Nutrition International is currently seeking applications from oa Technical Advisor, Anemia have a seat in Ottawa, Canada.

About Role

As a member of NI’s Center of Technical Excellence, the Technical Advisor will support GTS in addressing anemia to strengthen NI’s position as a thought leader and partner of choice for governments, donors and coalitions at global, regional and local levels. The role will also support the VP, GTS and Practice Area Director, Research, Data & Analytics in streamlining communication and collaboration between teams in NI working on interventions that address anaemia.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Support NI thought leadership on anemia in women and children, contribute to global guidance and development of the anemia gap map.
  • Coordinate cross-unit efforts in the fight against anemia, linking GTS subunits, Anemia Actions Alliance and external partners.
  • Provide technical assistance in data analysis, anemia data analysis, and report generation for internal and external use.
  • Assist in gathering and synthesizing evidence on NI anemia interventions, supporting implementation and evaluation.
  • Be flexible and take on additional responsibilities as needed within the scope of work.

About you

Candidates for this role should have advanced degrees in fields such as nutrition, health sciences, international development, public health or related fields. In addition, ideal applicants should demonstrate two to four years of relevant experience in nutrition, international development, and/or public health. A strong understanding of international development and public health issues is also essential for success in this position. Preference will be given to candidates with prior knowledge and/or experience in the subject area of ‚Äč‚Äčanemia and interventions designed to address anemia.

In addition, potential candidates should be aware that this role may involve international travel to regions such as North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. While business trips are usually limited to 1-2 weeks per trip, it should be noted that the total annual trip generally does not exceed 20 days.

As this position has office requirements, it is expected that the preferred candidate will be located within walking distance of Nutrition International’s headquarters in Ottawa.

How to sign up

For more information about the role and how to apply, please see the JOB POSTING on the Nutrition International Careers Page.

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