We are currently seeking a Technical Director to lead and manage HKI-Bangladesh’s National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) project, which is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The NIPN initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to manage and analyze information and data from all sectors which have an influence on nutrition, and to disseminate and use the information to better inform the strategic decisions the Government of Bangladesh is faced with in order to prevent undernutrition and its consequences by improving policies and programs.
Since January 2018, HKI-Bangladesh has been implementing the NIPN initiative in partnership with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, specifically the Ministries of Planning, Food, and Health.
The Technical Director reports to the HKI-Bangladesh Country Director and works closely with him to realize the objectives of the initiative. Due to the nature of this multi-sectoral research project, this position routinely coordinates with eight government departments under the Ministries of Planning, Food and Health and supports the NIPN Analysis Unit at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) to bring together information and data for analysis.
The Director will also facilitate meetings of the NIPN Project Management Committee, liaise with the NIPN Policy Advisory Committee and represent NIPN at country and international events, as needed. HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within geographic hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts who guide and support their work. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally, are essential to make this structure thrive.
The Technical Director for the NIPN Project is responsible for the supervision and management of the project, including organizing coordination meetings, facilitating project working groups and ensuring timely, high quality technical and financial reporting.
The Technical Director will provide expert technical advice, training, and guidance to the staff working in and with the NIPN Analysis Unit on how best to analyze quantitative data to better understand the causes of malnutrition, the reasons for improvements in nutrition over time, the reasons for differences in nutritional status within the country, and the effectiveness of programs and interventions to improve nutrition.
This position will be based 80% in the BBS office (4 days per week) and 20% (one day per week) in the HKI-Bangladesh office.
Train and support staff of the NIPN Analysis Unit, staff of ministries, and statisticians employed on contract by the project to:
Manage the NIPN Project, and specifically: