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Deputy Regional Director

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Last Date: July 9, 2007

Email: hr@micronutrient.org  (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)


Deputy Regional Director

Position Type: Contract - Full Time

Job Region: International

Location(s): Nairobi, Kenya

Years Experience: Minimum eight years in international development

Application Deadline: July 9, 2007

Date Ad Posted: June 18, 2008

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is an international not-for-profit organization that works to ensure the poor – especially women and children – in developing countries get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and lead productive lives. Passionate about developing and implementing solutions for hidden hunger, we work in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to address this serious problem that affects one third of the world’s population. Governed by an international Board of Directors, MI works in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and reaches people in over 70 countries. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and Johannesburg, South Africa that manage our country offices in Asia and Africa.


Within the framework of the MI’s objectives and strategic and operational plans and with support from MI technical staff, directs the delivery and quality assurance of MI Africa’s portfolio of micronutrient programs in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. In partnership with national and international bodies, ensures MI’s contribution to the effective implementation of regional and national initiatives.


Up-to-date scientific/professional profile from education and/or work experience in nutrition/health or food security-related areas, with some of this experience in Africa;

Post-graduate academic qualification in nutrition/health sciences, food sciences, international development or a related field;

Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with public and private sector organizations;


Experience managing human and financial resources.

Fluency in English and French

Travel required (30-40% of time)

No calls please. We appreciate all those interested, however only those chosen to partake in the interview process will be contacted.

For a full job description please visit our website at www.micronutrient.org

Contact by: Email

Amount: Commensurate with experience

Applicants should quote Job#: DRD/Nairobi


Job Contact Information:

Carrie Belair

Human Resource Coordinator

Micronutrient Initiative

Email: hr@micronutrient.org

For more information visit: http://www.micronutrient.org


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