Recruitment of Regional Manager - Advocacy and Communications, Asia at Nutrition International

ORG- Nutrition International
Closing Date- 20th October, 2019

About the Organization
Nutrition International, formerly the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), is an international not for profit agency based in Canada that works to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries. They are passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest health issues: malnutrition. Recognized as global experts, they work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger.

Regional Manager, Advocacy and Communications, Asia

Overall Purpose/Broad Function
The regional manager, Advocacy and Communications, Asia seeks to influence donors, governments, agencies and partners to prioritize and fund nutrition interventions as well as to enhance the organization’s positioning, reputation, and effectiveness as a leading global nutrition across the Asian continent.

In this position you would support Nutrition International’s resource mobilization, partnership and positioning goals at both the regional and country level by:

  1. Strengthening and amplifying Nutrition International’s ‘voice’, through the strategic generation and use of evidence-based policy advocacy, in countries as well as regional forams
  2. Cementing Nutrition International’s reputation as a global nutrition organization, thought-leader and innovative partner through improved marketing, branding, campaigns and regional events;
  3. Supporting Nutrition International’s resource mobilization goals through the strategic engagement of governments, partners, organizations and coalitions

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support country teams in the preparation and implementation of advocacy strategies and quantifiable annual work plans.
  2. Support the creation of high level political and policy briefs and supporting materials as well as the planning and implementation of advocacy efforts at regional and national level.
  3. Identify and build relationships with key stakeholder groups and individuals in the government, civil society and other development organization to build allies for nutrition and Nutrition International.
  4. Gather, analyze use and validate required to track, improve and report on country and regional advocacy efforts.
  5. Build Country Director's capacity to design and integrate high-level advocacy into on-going and new programs.


  1. Support country teams in the preparation and implementation of communication strategies designed to increase visibility and highlight the impact of Nutrition International’s work.
  2. Provide regional leadership in developing a suite of corporate products for Africa, as well as in preparing, editing and submitting, among others: media materials, stories, web content, briefing notes, backgrounders, Q&As, and annual reports.
  3. Coordinate Nutrition International representation at key regional conferences and events as well as site visits for representatives from government, donors and Nutrition International global.
  4. Act as regional spokesperson, driving brand positioning in Africa while providing country-level support for reporting, storytelling and branding.
  5. Support Regional Directors and Country Directors in internal and external communication, including coordinating or delivering training for country staff as required.


  1. Develop annual regional advocacy and communications plans as well as monitor implementation and deliver effectiveness reports.
  2. Develop and submit annual communications and advocacy budget forecasts and monthly budget updates.
  3. Collaborate closely with the Regional Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager, Asia to ensure synergy in design and implementation of activities aimed at increasing awareness among potential donors.
  4. Participate as a member of the Asia Management Committee thereby contributing to NI’s regional strategy formulation and its implementation.
  5. Be an active member of Nutrition International’s global advocacy and communications team, bringing a strong regional perspective to our global planning and work.

Education/Professional Designations/Experience

  1. Degree in International Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communication or related field from reputable university or institution. Advanced degree is desirable.
  2. 7-10 years’ experience working in government relations, advocacy, stakeholder relations or partnerships, with at least 5 years’ experience in a management position
  3. Experience working for an international organization or managing communications initiatives with both domestic and global audiences.
  4. Excellent written and oral communications skills, with advanced presentation, networking and mediating skills
  5. International and foreign government relations experience as well as experience in the nutrition, health or development sector a strong asset.
  6. Strong personal and professional integrity. High EQ and self-awareness. Positive track record in managing teams and promoting teamwork
  7. Broad understanding of international political, health and development context; including concepts of impact and cost effectiveness
  8. Understanding of NGO environment and operating environment in south / Southeast Asia

Language Skills

  1. Fluency in English (reading, writing and oratory skills) is a pre-requisite.
  2. Fluency in other languages an asset

Other Specific Skill Requirements

  1. Knowledge of structure and functions of Government and donor agencies
  2. Familiarity with policy, and international/national development frameworks
  3. Ability to conceptualize and write clearly to reflect the contents
  4. Highly organized and able to plan, implement and report on initiatives.
  5. A result-oriented approach and ability to work with multiple programmes and partners
  6. Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) as well as part of a team
  7. Proficiency using MS Office including word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

The salary for this position is INR 24, 64, 041 per annum plus benefits include Group Mediclaim Insurance, Personal Accidental Insurance, Medical Reimbursement INR 56,000 per annum and Health and Wellness Allowance INR 13, 000 per annum.

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