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Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships

Posting Number: #1167

Position Title: Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote (Sacramento, CA)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Under the leadership and general supervision of the Program Director III, the Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships is the primary person at Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) responsible for leading new global malnutrition projects and expanding global nutrition networks for CWN.

CWN’s vision is for a healthy nation and world where wellness is achievable for all individuals and communities, and its mission is to build capacity and leadership in communities and institutions to make optimal health accessible for all. CWN’s work focuses on increasing access to healthy affordable foods, decreasing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, and increasing opportunities to be physically active using a health equity framework. CWN’s approach is participatory using community engagement principles and a human-centered design framework to meet the needs of communities.

This position is responsible for building the CWN’s global nutrition portfolio and leading a new global malnutrition project funded through the foundation of an international healthcare corporate agency. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of an innovative approach that delivers excellence to clients and cultivates relationships globally to reduce global malnutrition. Duties will include centering community voices through a human-centered design approach to develop impactful, scalable global programs for alleviating undernutrition to support the prosperity of communities in a sustainable way. This project will seek to lift innovative strategies focused on the following three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing; and SDG 17: Partnerships – that strengthen social connectedness and economic development inclusive of cultural practices.

Pay: $ $93,201 to $116,797 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $93,201 to $116,797 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Program Design, Partnership Development, and Client Relations– 55%

  • Establish an effective management plan for CWN’s new global nutrition portfolio and develop a strategy to grow CWN’s global nutrition presence as a recognized expert in the field.
  • Assume primary responsibility for strategy implementation, including developing statements of work, monitoring budgets, supervising staff, soliciting international ideas, and hiring contractors and establishing consultant agreements with organizations outside of the U.S.
  • Liaise with private partners to advance malnutrition programs building trusted partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain strong client, funder, corporate, foundation, and partner relationships to further CWN’s nutrition programming globally.
  • Manage staff and consultants working on funded global nutrition projects.
  • Guide the development of project design, products, and deliverables.
  • Ensure service delivery excellence.
  • Manage pipeline for business development to ensure CWN is poised for excellence, expansion, and growth in global nutrition.
  • Coordinate with research and evaluation staff to create a monitoring and evaluation system to capture success, lesson learned and results.
  • Develop and sustain strong working relationships with international and global partners to build an expansive network to experts to advise on advancing global malnutrition goals using a human-centered approach.
  • Facilitate meetings and calls with funders and partners; organize advisory groups and consultants to support the implementation of effective culturally responsive strategies to reduce malnutrition.
  • Create an adaptive learning community to help speed and spread effective models and inform funders on the most effective and sustainable global malnutrition strategies to invest in.
  • Develop key messages about program milestones and successes.

Organizational Leadership – 25%

  • Participate in CWN leadership team meetings and strategic planning to ensure program strategies are aligned with health equity principles, effective program strategies, and business development goals.
  • Build strong external client relationships and manage global nutrition programs and oversee operations to ensure client goals and objectives are met.
  • Analyze programs and adjust strategies and tactics to increase effectiveness.
  • Provide direction and oversight for budget development on project specific budgets and agreements with organizations and consultants based outside of the US.
  • Represent CWN in meetings, at conferences, with clients, and on advisory committees to establish CWN as a valuable, “go-to” organization for thought leadership and advancing collaboration in global malnutrition.
  • Develop a strong pipeline of potential partners and funders through outreach and relationship building efforts and support key strategies to reduce malnutrition.
  • Lead conceptualization, planning, and proposal writing for current and future projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Policy and Systems Change Management—20%

  • Develop a compendium of domestic and global nutrition programs and policies that have been successful at reducing malnutrition, hunger, and food insecurity and how they can be adapted and scaled in new global locations.
  • Study policies and systems in key markets to support the advancement of sustainable strategies and advocate for policies that reduce malnutrition.
  • Build networks with local advocates to advance proven strategies in key markets.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in global nutrition programming and implementation.

 Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience in global nutrition, international public health, nutrition policy, agriculture, business, or a related field with minimum 1 years’ management experience with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience working on global malnutrition initiatives and reducing hunger in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) through innovative and sustainable approaches. Knowledge in the following anti-hunger and malnutrition strategies is desired: Food Systems: Indigenous, community-based sustainable agriculture practices, Healthcare Systems: Focus on breastfeeding and other healthy eating practices for children 0-5 and older adults, and Direct feeding programs or direct payments through local policy change.
  • Understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, and experience working with private sector partners towards reaching their sustainability goals.
  • Experience working internationally with national governments, non-profit organizations, universities, foundations, and international non-governmental organizations collectively to reduce hunger and combat malnutrition.
  • Excellent relationship development skills and the ability to anticipate problems and solutions in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and track record of conducting outreach and fostering strong working relationships with people and organizations both in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Experience developing and delivering trainings or presentations virtually with proven record of bringing groups to consensus around common goals.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to reach a wide variety of different audiences effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; outstanding reliability and follow-through.
  • Ability to think creatively, work independently, and be proactive in proposing new and better approaches to the work, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Experience using human-centered approaches and/or community participatory approaches.
  • Demonstrated cultural humility with the ability to engage knowledgeably with people across different cultures.
  • Experience and appreciation for working with diverse cultural perspectives and beliefs outside of the U.S..

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required in global nutrition, public health, public policy, agriculture, business, or related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, effective January 10, 2022, it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. Employees starting on or before February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination up to 6 weeks after their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Employees starting after February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date.  Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

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