Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 October 2016

Job Description

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Are you looking for a chance to change the world? Are you someone who often asks ‘why not’, and has the vision to see what could be? If so, we are looking for people like you to join our global team.

About us

The Micronutrient Initiative is a global organization at the crossroads of discovery and delivery, implementing health and nutrition programs improving hundreds of millions of lives every year. At an exciting time of growth and opportunity for the organization, we seek a Vice President of Strategy & Innovation.

About the role

Reporting to the President & CEO, the VP, Strategy & innovation will imagine what could be and design tomorrow - thinking several moves ahead and sharpening our cutting edge. You will align the organization around strategies and tactics for growth, and seek to maximize terrain advantage with every play.

You will coordinate organization-wide strategic planning that is based on scanning the global environment for opportunities for enhanced impact and develop and drive an ambitious yet achievable strategy for growth. You will drive MI’s ‘smart growth strategy’ which prioritizes: donor stewardship to solidify MI’s existing revenue base; resource mobilization to support growth and diversification, and the exploration of new or emerging opportunities. You will bring an innovative mind-set and fresh perspective to the design and development of new and existing business models and programming, ensuring alignment of finance, programming, research and other disciplines so as to mobilize resources to achieve breakthrough results.

About you

We are looking for someone who shares our organizational culture of delivering high-impact and cost-effective programs to the world’s most vulnerable. We seek someone who will lead by example to foster an entrepreneurial culture of ingenuity and innovation so that we bring together the best of our efforts for lasting results.

You are a proven leader who is highly skilled in developing and operationalizing strategic plans and achieving buy-in from key stakeholders. You have extensive experience with the design and implementation of programmatic interventions and large complex projects. You are an innovative thinker who is not constrained by the thoughts and approaches of others. You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in senior leadership roles in international development organizations and a post-graduate degree in Nutrition, Public Health, International Development or an equivalent discipline.

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To apply please forward your resume and cover letter to by November 25, 2016.

About the Organization

Passionate about developing and implementing solutions for hidden hunger, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) works in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to address micronutrient deficiency and related health and nutrition problems in underserved populations. Governed by an international Board of Directors, MI works in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America and reaches 500 million people in 70 countries. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada MI maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and Dakar, Senegal that manage our country offices in Asia and Africa.

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