Program Officer, Program Operations

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

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, Africa and our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

About you

You have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, international development and/or a related field. You have 3 years of work experience with NGOs, and/or UN agencies working with public health, food security, and/or nutrition related programs. You are an excellent communicator and are able to collaborate across units and geographies successfully.

About the role

In this role you will:

  • Provide project management support to the global grant manager to improve the implementation of designated projects or programs.
  • Liaise with Nutrition International’s Global Technical Services, Communications and Corporate Services teams to ensure adequate technical oversight, quality assurance and support services of assigned key projects.
  • Work closely with members of the Regional and Headquarters’-based Monitoring and Reporting team to support annual donor and periodic management reporting.
  • Support the development of headquarters’-initiated contracts from initiation through signing and final payments for designated projects or programs.

This is a 12-month contract.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits, flexible work hours, work from home and four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays). We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020. This role is temporarily remote at this time.

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, USMCA 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. Please click on the Apply button to submit your application.


March 18, 2021