Regional Gender Equality Advisor at Nutrition International

Regional Gender Equality Advisor at Nutrition International…See Details on how to apply for the job vacancy available at Nutrition International.

Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) is passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest health issues: malnutrition. Recognized as global experts, we work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger. Nutrition International has headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, and regional offices in New Delhi, India to oversee Asian operations and in Nairobi, Kenya to oversee African operations. Nutrition International is a not-for-profit organization governed by a dedicated international Board of Directors and led by an internationally recognized team of technical experts, program designers, advocates, analysts, evaluators, implementers, educators, resource managers, and nutrition champions.

  • Regional Gender Equality Advisor


  • Supporting country teams to develop gender action plans which incorporate findings from sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) into their project designs and formative research.
  • Strengthening the capacity of staff through inductions and specific training sessions and where possible, support efforts to build the capacity of local partners, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Working closely with the MEAL team to monitor and report on gender equality outcomes and indicators and fill gender data gaps. Supporting the development of gendered indicators and tools and processes to collect data.
  • Ensuring quality assurance of project planning and reporting documentation as required with a specific focus on providing technical guidance in gender analysis throughout the project cycle, from design to evaluation.
  • Analyzing reports from identified projects and synthesizing summary reports for donors, NI publications, and/or other stakeholders to highlight NI’s contribution to gender equality outcomes with nutrition programming.
  • Participating in regional/country level dialogue on gender equality.
  • Supporting country teams to monitor and performance manage sub-contractors and grantees; specification of work to be sub-contracted, and the identification, selection, and engagement of appropriate individuals or institutions to carry it out under NI management.
  • Acting as Child Safeguarding focal point for project countries where there is no established NI office.


  • You will have a postgraduate degree in gender/women’s studies with a focus on health, or in nutrition, public health, or international development with experience in gender and development.
  • At least 6-8 years’ experience working with NGOs, UN agencies, and/or other service providers in implementing gender-sensitive and/or responsive programming with public health, food security, and/or nutrition-related programs within the Africa region.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, results-based management, and using participatory methodologies in training and capacity building.
  • Specific experience working in and/or knowledge of maternal nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent nutrition and health, and/or infant and child survival programming is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. Good written and spoken English and knowledge of one other regional language (French, Swahili, Amharic) is an asset.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.
Application Deadline:4th March 2021.

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