The AKF Health and Nutrition Global Advisor will work in close collaboration with AKF’s Health and Nutrition Global Lead, alongside other members of AKF’s Global Programme Team to support the promotion and implementation of AKF’s health and nutrition strategy. They will provide ongoing support to field-based teams, lead programme design, support resource mobilisation, nurture and sustain partnerships within the AKDN and with other key institutions globally.
The ideal candidate will have a deep technical understanding of issues and trends relating to health and nutrition; significant field experience in developing countries, particularly in Africa; exceptional communication skills in English, and ideally proficiency in one or more languages spoken in AKDN programme countries; an ability to constructively and creatively engage, convene and influence at various levels, e.g., leadership, technical staff.
Location : The location is flexible, but ideally based in Africa, with regular international travel to AKDN programme countries across Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Egypt.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
The deadline for receipt of applications is midday GMT on Friday, 1st May 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with AKF in mid-May 2020.
An appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references. The appointed candidate will be offered a salary that is commensurate with their experience and the seniority of their new role.
AKF is committed to acting ethically and upholding safeguarding standards towards all staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of the organisation.
It is the responsibility of all AKF staff, representatives, and visitors to ensure that they serve the needs and protect the well-being of children and vulnerable adults to whom they have a special duty of care, including those with whom they work, are in contact with or who are affected by their activities. For this reason, AKF has policies and systems in place to
prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation and to safeguard children and vulnerable adults, their staff and everyone they come in contact with (detailed in AKF’s Safeguarding Policy).
This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Please note that applications made via the AKDN CC will be forwarded to a third party recruitment company who will be managing this search on behalf of AKF
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six areas: Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and Nutrition; and Civil Society.
Job Type: Full-Time
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