Substantial experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies, at an international or national level.


Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Deadline for submission: June 21, 2021

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 External Relations (ER) unit is a diverse team of dedicated professionals with extensive global experience in advocacy, policy influence, government relations, and communications. The unit leads, coordinates, and supports global government relations, global advocacy, business development with institutional donors, and corporate and digital communications. 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. The ER team is located in Nutrition International’s Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, with dedicated counterparts within our Regional Offices in Africa and Asia.

About you

You have a bachelor’s degree in International Development, Public Affairs, Political Science, or a similar field. You have 7 years’ of progressive experience working in government relations, advocacy, stakeholder relations or partnerships, and at least 2 years’ of experience in a management position. You are someone who has substantial experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies, at an international or national level.

About the role

In this role you will be:

  • Designing and implementing global advocacy activities and strategies and working closely with regional and country level teams to deliver coordinated global plans.
  • Designing and implementing a global thought leadership strategy for Nutrition International, to increase the organization’s share of voice, influence and impact.
  • Advising and directly supporting the Director, Global Advocacy on the advocacy landscape, opportunities, strategies, and decisions, as well as managing a growing advocacy portfolio and team.

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.

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.


June 18, 2021




Full-time Permanent