Job title: Advocacy and Communications officer


Job description: Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Title: Advocacy and Communications officer, Pakistan

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Country Office

Deadline for submission: May 10, 2022

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 team of over 400 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 External Relations (ER) unit is a diverse team of dedicated professionals responsible for the development and implementation of advocacy and communications priorities across the organization. The unit leads, coordinates, and supports global government relations, global advocacy, and business development with institutional donors, as well as media relations, corporate and digital communications, and the Nutrition International brand. The ER unit works closely with other teams across the organization to grow and diversify resources for Nutrition International’s global strategy and Investment Case, drive thought leadership, and grow global support for nutrition, and Nutrition International. Members of the ER team are located in Nutrition International’s Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada as well as our Asia and Africa Regional Offices. Nutrition International is currently seeking applications for an Advocacy and Communications Officer to be based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

About you

You are creative and enthusiastic advocacy and communications professional with 5 years of extensive experience in working in government relations, advocacy, communications, stakeholder relations, or partnerships. You will have a Master’s Degree in International Relations, International Development, Social Science, Political Science, or related field from a reputable university or institution. Experience in working for an international organization or managing communications initiatives with both domestic and global audiences. Excellent English written and oral communications skills, with advanced presentation and networking skills, are highly preferable.

About the role

In this role you will be responsible to support the Country Director with the following:

  • Develop/refine/update SUNCSA Pakistan and SUNAR, Pak annual plan and ensure its implementation
  • Organize periodic virtual and face to face meetings of SUNSA, Pak and SUNAR, Pak members on periodic basis as agreed by the members and SUN Focal Person
  • Represent NI/SUNCSA at country and regional level monthly & quarterly meetings; SUNCSN Asia coordination group meeting, national and provincial SUN units meeting etc.
  • Develop progress, updates, and achievements of SUNCSA for sharing internally and externally
  • Develop brief/ guidance document for SUNCSA members to organize advocacy & awareness activities for commemoration of international observance days
  • Assist Pakistan Country Director in implementation of country level advocacy and communications activities and building strategic relations with national networks on food and nutrition
  • Facilitate in NI’s ongoing policy advocacy efforts to influence legislations and policies, planning and budgeting
  • Work with the NPMs to design and implement advocacy and awareness activities at national and provincial level

What we offer

Nutrition International offers a highly competitive market pay, including health and wellness benefits, medical insurance, accidental insurance plan, flexible work hours, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays), and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

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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The closing date for receiving applications is May 10, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions. The starting salary for this position is PKR 1,847,813 per annum.

Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

NI is a non-smoking work environment

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Location: Islamabad

Job date: Sun, 01 May 2022 06:08:58 GMT

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