The Regional Program Director (RPD) will lead the overall implementation and management of the Food Fortification Program. This includes providing oversight for regional and country-level activities, working closely with international, regional, and country-level businesses and partners on food fortification activities, and collaborating with host-country governments on policies related to food safety and fortification. In addition, the RPD will be responsible for representation of the program to the donor and ensuring that the project meets objectives and aligns with country-level work plans and targets.
Oversee implementation and management of the Food Fortification Program
Accountable for program delivery: activities and outputs toward achievement of targeted outcomes and goals
Serve as technical lead for food fortification and food safety activities in Nigeria
Serve as primary liaison with program stakeholders (government institutions, other implementing agencies, businesses)
Set annual targets, develop and execute annual work plans, implement M&E plan, lead course correction if needed
Report to donor and TechnoServe on program progress
Manage country and regional teams, including a regional management unit to oversee M&E, project finance and operations. Manage project to budget with robust planning and monitoring, including gender integration
Represent program at local and regional stakeholder level
Facilitate alignment, coordination and knowledge sharing with other programs and local stakeholders
Represent Food Fortification program at local and regional stakeholder level—governments, institutions, other programs, etc.
Foster alignment, coordination and shared learnings with stakeholders
Liaise with Country Managers on contributions towards broader activities – lessons, best practices, etc.
Required Skills & Experience: