Program Officer, Monitoring, Data & Learning At Nutrition International

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Ottawa, Canada – Hybrid

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 600 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. Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for a Program Officer, Monitoring, Data, & Learning to be based in Ottawa, Canada.

About the role

Reporting to the Program Manager, Monitoring, Data & Learning, you will be responsible for supporting the development and management of NI’s digital data platforms for collecting, compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing data to generate timely, high quality, performance information for project monitoring, course correction and donor reporting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain user-friendly visual reports, dashboards, and KPI scorecards using Power BI
  • Support the capacity building of NI’s staff in relation to the use and maintenance of Power BI dashboards, DHIS2 data aggregation platform and other digital tools and systems used for data collection and aggregation
  • Support global and regional staff to improve monitoring systems in the field including the development of digital tools and processes
  • Support the development and implementation of processes for validating and cross-checking the integrity of data in NI’s digital platforms
  • Work with the Program Operations unit (OPS) to build staff capacity to effectively use MS SharePoint, that allows for user-friendly capture and retrieval of program information and monitoring data at global, regional, and country level
  • Work with key staff at Regional and Country Offices to design, develop and quality assure analytic products
  • Generate summary data to be used in various NI reports and other documents, including an annual corporate report, communication materials, new proposals, etc.
  • Prepare/participate in briefings, web and in-person seminars or other events to inform NI staff about current results and new knowledge, helping interpret relevance for NI programs, and implications for NI.
  • Fact-check technical content in NI communications material intended for public use (web content, briefs, presentations, etc.); donor queries; support for funding proposals.
  • Support the Program Ops team to respond to external requests for NI program data.

About you

You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or a related field, and at least 3 years of experience in software development. You should be proficient in programming languages such as Java, Python, and JavaScript, and have experience with various software development tools and frameworks. Strong knowledge of databases and SQL is also required.

You should be a self-motivated individual who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail are crucial for this role, as well as the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are also important, as you will be required to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Finally, a passion for technology and a willingness to learn new skills is essential.

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), and flexible work hours. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

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.

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