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The Micronutrient Initiative (www.micronutrient.org) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable especially women and children in developing countries – get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and Dakar. Senegal that manage country offices in Asia and Africa. MI desires to fill the following position:
COUNTRY DIRECTOR, Pakistan
Overall Purpose of the position: The Country Director, Pakistan, reports to the Deputy Regional Director, Asia and oversees a team of six employees. S/He leads the management of relations with the Government of Pakistan and with other key local stakeholders, leads the work of the country team in developing, mobilizing resources for managing, monitoring and reporting on MI-supported programs in Pakistan. The Country Director ensures that the MI programs are effectively aligned with the priorities of both the Pakistan government and the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
External Relations: lead the representation of MI at external meetings, lead the process of building, maintaining and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders;
Planning and Program Development: lead the country team in maintaining a thorough knowledge of the local landscape in terms of unmet national needs and opportunities for MI to have impact;
Program Management: Oversee the management of programming activities so as to achieve agreed results;
Financial Management: In close consultation with the Regional Finance Director, ensure that the financial resources in the Pakistan country office are properly managed in line with MI’s Delegation of Authorities and within overall approved budgets;
Human Resource Management: In close consultation with the Regional and HQ Office, provide vision and leadership for MI staff and consultants and ensure effective performance management;
Education/Professional Designations: A professional degree in medicine. nutrition, public health, international development with additional certification in project management, research, monitoring & evaluation.
• At least 10 years’ experience in management of programs in public health or a related field is essential, including managing finances and human resources, in progressively more responsible levels.
• At least 5 years’ experience in networking at a high level with international partners and country government desirable. • At least 3 years’ experience working in Pakistan: previous experience as a Country Manager or Director or equivalent role in scope and responsibility for an international NGO highly desirable.
Travel: The position is based in Islamabad. Extensive traveling in country and internationally required (30% of the time).
Language Skills: Fluency in English (reading, writing and oratory skills) in addition to local language is a prerequisite.
Interested candidates should email their CV along with a write-up (a must) not exceeding 200 words on their suitability for the position at [email protected] by November 20, 2015. The applications should be in MS Word, and should mention “# PTS-023: Country Director, Pakistan” in the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview. The salary will commensurate with merit and seniority. MI is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. MI is a non-smoking work environment.