Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Job Opportunities

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Junior Associate, Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND)

Location: Kebbi, Nigeria
Classification: E2 – Junior Associate
Travel required: 30%
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Other

Job Summary

  • We are seeking a Junior Associate, Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND) to support the implementation of ENSAND project activities. This position will be based in Kebbi, Nigeria.

Overall Purpose

  • The Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND) project seeks to build on the lessons and progress from GAIN’s recent investments that includes creating demand for eggs (The ‘Eggs make Kids’ campaign), scaling up support for safe, nutritious food supply to traditional market (KFMW, EatSafe, SBN) through SMEs, Commercialization of Biofortified Crops (CBC) and reducing postharvest loss (PLAN). The overarching objective is to increase access to and consumption of nutritious foods at the household levels. The specific goal of ENSAND project is to improve dietary diversity of low-income (BoP) households in 3 states of Nigeria (Kaduna, Kebbi and FCT) with emphasis on children of school age and women.
  • GAIN is seeking for a Junior Associates in Kebbi State for this exciting opportunity. The Junior Associates will support the implementation of specific project activities in their assigned State’s based on approved workplans. In addition, s/he will support project reporting and provide administrative cover necessary to ensure timely implementation and achievement of key project outputs. This position will report directly to the Project Manager, ENSAND.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Programmatic support:

  • Support the implementation of ENSAND project, working with implementing agencies, market organizations and businesses
  • Support routine visits to the field to ensure that project implementation process is on track
  • In coordination with ENSAND project team members, participate at project review meetings with government, project partners, community stakeholders and other technical groups as the need arises
  • Under the direction of the Project Manager, support the implementation of project components with other project leads to ensure activities are executed within agreed timeline. Support the creation and delivery of project reports including data analysis from project implementation
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Manager

Administrative support:

  • Support the establishment and maintenance of a range of basic databases and filing system for the Enhancing Access to Safe and nutritious Diets (ENSAND)
  • Support with the ENSAND team with travel logistics arrangements
  • Support minutes taking for meetings, seminars, technical sessions, and conferences
  • Work closely with GAIN Nigeria operations team in raising of Purchase Orders and processing related to payments for procurement of goods and services
  • Develop and manage attendance and payment sheets for meetings or gatherings pertaining to the EASND project.

Key organizational relationships:

  • Senior Project manager
  • Project Manager and Associate
  • SBN Coordinator
  • GAIN Nigeria country Team and GAIN HQ
  • Finance, HR, IT and Legal colleagues in GAIN
  • GAIN operation staff for operation and procurement-related activities
  • Government, project partners and other key external stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Education:

  • University Level Degree in a relevant field such as, Nutrition Science, Public Health, Business Administration, Food Technology, Sociology Development Studies or Agricultural Science with at least three years of progressive experience in the same/similar role
  • A Master’s Degree in any of the above fields with two years’ experience will be an added advantage

Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience and skill in project management
  • Experience in partnership/stakeholder management
  • Negotiation skills required to support the management of contractors and vendors contracted to deliver high-quality results
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all staff
  • Strong communication skills in a multicultural, multi-lingual environment
  • Proven ability to generate and deliver reports that provide useful insight into project details
  • Strong communication skills
  • Pleasant disposition with a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment, problem-solving, and creativity
  • Computer literacy with good Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and available to take on other tasks or duties as requested by the supervisor
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Experience:

  • Demonstrated professional experience directly, or indirectly, related to product development, food systems, and international development, including the implementation of market-based agricultural or nutrition programs
  • Proven experience with admin and procurement functions
  • Experience working on Poultry value chains project/working with PAN Nigeria
  • Excellent writing skill is required

Other Requirements

  • Experience in stimulating demand for food and agricultural commodities through social or commercial marketing methods
  • Fluent written and verbal English
  • Hausa mandatory
  • Must be conversant with Kebbi and FCT terrain.

Salary
NGN 4,545,454 – NGN 5,183,413 per annum, depending on experience.
What Gain Offers:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Friendly working environment
  • Professional development opportunities.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Job Title: Associate, Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND)

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria
Classification: Grade 3 – Associate
Travel required: 30%
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Other

Overall Purpose

  • The Enhancing Access to Safe and Nutritious Diets (ENSAND) project seeks to build on the lessons and progress from GAIN’s recent investments that includes creating demand for eggs (The ‘Eggs make Kids’ campaign), scaling up support for safe, nutritious food supply to traditional market (KFMW, EatSafe, SBN) through SMEs, Commercialization of Biofortified Crops (CBC) and reducing postharvest loss (PLAN).
  • The overarching objective is to increase access to and consumption of nutritious foods at the household levels. The specific goal of ENSAND project is to improve dietary diversity of low-income (BoP) households in 3 states of Nigeria (Kaduna, Kebbi and FCT) with emphasis on children of school age and women.
  • GAIN is seeking an Associate in the Nigeria Country Office for this exciting opportunity. The Associate will support the implementation of specific project activities including capacity building, partnerships management and reporting.
  • In addition, s/he will also support the management of consultants who will be recruited to deliver specialized elements of the project output/deliverable. This position will report directly to the Senior Project Manager and programme lead for ENSAND.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for delivery of Abuja component of ENSAND project activities
  • Support the recruitment and management of the project consultants and track the delivery of contractual outputs in a timely manner
  • Support the implementation of the ENSAND project by fostering strong collaboration with implementing agencies, market organizations and businesses
  • Support project partner’s capacity building plans by tracking processes and timely closure of all technical organizational development gaps identified and prioritized
  • Responsible for tracking and providing updates on ENSAND project workplans using innovative medium that helps the team to keep abreast of project deliverables
  • Support project reporting through timely and diligent tracking of key project indicators
  • Visits the field as the need arises to ensure that project progress is on track
  • Support the implementation of risk mitigation plans as required
  • Support timely flow of project-related information between project partners, ENSAND core team and key project partners
  • Support the development and tracking of partners post OD capacity development plan
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Senior Project Manager

Key Organizational Relationships

  • Senior Project
  • Project Manager
  • SBN Coordinator
  • GAIN Nigeria country Team and GAIN HQ
  • Finance, HR, IT and Legal colleagues in GAIN HQ
  • Government, project partners and other key external stakeholders

Job Requirements
Education:

  • A University level Degree in a relevant field such as, Nutrition Science, Public Health, Business Management, Food Technology, Development Studies with at least five years of progressive experiences in similar role
  • A master’s degree in the above field of studies with at least four years of experience is strongly preferred

Competencies:

  • Proven knowledge of Poultry value chain, Agricultural and or any other food value chain in Nigeria
  • Proven knowledge of private sector engagement in Nigeria
  • Experience of, and skill in project management
  • Experience of stakeholder management
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Negotiation skills with the ability to support the management of contractors and vendors to deliver high quality results
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Strong communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environment
  • Proven ability to generate and deliver reports that provide useful insight into project details
  • Flexible, goal oriented and willingness to travel in challenging environments
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment, problem solving, and creativity.
  • Computer literacy with good Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and Power Point skills
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Experience:

  • Demonstrable and robust programme management experience with focus on nutrition, food system, public health, agro-enterprise interventions with an international development agency in Nigeria
  • Extensive programme implementation, monitoring and reporting responsibilities among multiple stakeholders including government agencies
  • Experience working with government institutions especially at the federal, state and LGA level
  • Experience working with civil society organizations, private and public food systems like the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), women led small holder farms, market associations etc.
  • Professional experience related to product development, market-based agricultural or nutrition programs and demand creation activities
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience working on Poultry value chains project/ working with PAN Nigeria
  • Organization assessment and partners’ s capacity building/training experience is required
  • Partner’s management experience is required
  • Participatory Organizational Development (OD) experience and the ability to track and close partner’s post OD capacity development plan will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team

Other requirements:

  • Experience in stimulating demand for food and agricultural commodities through social or commercial marketing methods
  • Fluent written and verbal English
  • Must be willing and able to travel in challenging environments

Salary
NGN 6,100,478 – NGN 6,966,279 per annum, depending on experience.

What GAIN Offers:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Friendly working environment
  • Professional development opportunities

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Job Title: Manager, Data Analytics and Visualization

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 48 Months
Classification: Grade 5 – Manager
Travel Required: 5 -10%

Overall Purpose

  • The Manager, Data Analytics and Visualization (DAV) will lead analysis of existing data sets (e.g., household income and expenditure surveys, similar national or multi-country quantitative data).
  • Acting as the lead focal point, they will be responsible for providing expert advice as well as technical and analytical support for research and evaluations managed/ commissioned by GAIN and will lead on the proposed approaches to and development of data visualizations for use by countries, program leads and senior management.
  • This position will report to the Director, Knowledge Leadership (KL) but will engage intensively with GAIN senior management and country teams to support data needs for strategy and proposal development, with all KL Senior Technical Specialists in support of research and evaluation, and members of the Program Services Team (e.g., Technical Officer, Reaching the very poorest).

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and identify appropriate analytical methods for research studies conducted / commissioned by GAIN and when needed analyse data
  • Develop, manage, and ensure critically review analysis plans and reports from research partners and develop reports/publications that consolidate evidence from single to several programs for diverse technical audiences.
  • Manage and quality assure quantitative analytical work undertaken or funded by GAIN as required
  • Identify and analyse data publicly available data sets that can be used to generate insights relevant for food systems and nutrition for strategy documents, donor proposals, reports, presentations (for expert and non-expert audiences)
  • Lead a body of work that will improve GAIN’s capacity to measure food affordability
  • Oversee and support others to ensure timely and appropriate project management of such projects within GAIN’s project management methods and systems
  • Provide high level leadership to team members, including mentorship to early career staff and students as direct reports and through participation in learning activities led by the KL team.
  • Identify opportunities and lead efforts to fundraise for GAINs analytical work
  • Any other related activities as guided by Director, Knowledge Leadership.

Key Organisational Relationships:

  • Director Knowledge Leadership (line manager)
  • KL Senior Technical Specialists and KL Teams
  • GAIN Senior Management including Executive Director, Director of Programmes Services
  • Works closely with country directors and their teams.

Requirements
Education:

  • PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology, or related field with extensive focus and coursework on complex statistical analyses or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Substantial experience creating R packages, and using R Shiny, GitHub, Python, Computable General Equilibrium modelling (or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience in critical analysis skills to support with evidence generation and reporting
  • Track record of publication(s) in high impact peer reviewed journals commensurate with demonstrable experience
  • Advanced skills in multivariate analysis of complex data sets using R, Stata, SAS, or SPSS
  • Hands on experience doing research in low- or middle-income country, in collaboration with local research counterparts
  • Proposal writing and fundraising experience highly desirable
  • Expertise in data management and analysis tools and software an asset.
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Competencies:

  • Deep knowledge and experience analysing multi-country data sets including national/ regional food price data, household economic surveys (e.g., household budget surveys, household income and expenditure surveys, household consumption and expenditure surveys, or living standards measurement studies).
  • Skilled at creation of high quality and innovative data visualizations (for communication of findings to expert and non-expert audiences)
  • Ability to use qualitative research approaches and how findings complement quantitative results
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills (for expert audiences)
  • Excellent communication and facilitation between programme teams with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Proven leadership skills and mentoring experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required; fluency in a second language (such as French or Portuguese) will be an asset.

Our Offer

  • Salary: N10,645,932 – N12,172,47 annually.
  • GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.
  • We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information

 

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