Jobs – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition GAIN Nigeria

Job vacancies at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Nigeria


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.

Job Vacancies at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition GAIN

July 2022. Project Manager, SBN (Sun Business Network)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 36 Months
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Classification: Grade 4 
Direct reports: 1 – 5
Travel required: 25%
Contract Type: Fixed Term

Overall Purpose

  • The Project Manager Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN) will have overall responsibility for the leadership including the design, development, implementation and management of all GAIN Nigeria projects under the SBN programme. 
  • The SBN is one of four global networks within the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement which supports 61 Countries, including Nigeria, to develop a multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition. The SBN Nigeria’s ambition is to increase the availability and affordability of safe, nutritious foods in Nigeria through:
    • Convening and organizing business around national nutrition priorities
    • Assessing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in scaling up their actions and investments in nutrition and facilitating partnerships at national and global level to support national businesses
    • Improving the enabling environment to incentivize business to take action on nutrition, fostering strong links and partnerships for the SBN Nigeria with SUN’s Civil Society, Donor and UN networks, along with the Government of Nigeria
  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) co-convenes the SBN at global level. GAIN Nigeria hosts the secretariat of the SBN Nigeria and works closely with the SUN Government Focal Point and other SUN Networks in Nigeria. 
  • The SBN Nigeria Project Manager will be supported with tools and guidance by the SBN Global team. 
  • The SBN Project Manager will be directly responsible for the implementation of all related workstreams including financial management.
  • Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the SBN Project Manager will work closely with the SBN Global Lead and teams, the Senior Manager Finance and Administration, other country based Project Managers, Technical Specialists, Knowledge Leadership (KL) teams and support staff to achieve high-level program quality and effectiveness through evidence-based work and to ensure compliance. 
  • This position is part of the Nigeria Programme Leadership Group (PMG) and the postholder is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on strategic programmatic areas and issues, supporting communication and implementation of agreed decisions.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Program/Project Management:

  • As SBN Project Manager, manage the SBN program currently consisting of a number of projects, act as lead Representative for GAIN at strategic and technical meetings/workshops pertaining to SBN.
  • As lead of the project management QUAD, ensure operational, financial and knowledge leadership highlights are well represented to GAIN at all levels
  • Implement the SBN program in partnership with key stakeholders – government/regulators, the private sector, development partners and consumers
  • Lead and support budgeting processes including monitoring and forecasts, support the GAIN team in resource mobilization and with setting strategic direction, ensure timely submission of program reports as agreed with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Keep up to date with changes in the operating environment, synthesize insights and implications, and share these with others in GAIN as appropriate.
  • Roll out the SBN’s finance, technical assistance and business development surveys to assess SBN members for their needs – and identify new partnerships to address the challenges and opportunities facing business in Nigeria to scale up their actions or investments in nutrition.
  • Work with the SBN Global team and GAIN Nigeria Deputy Country Director and members of the PMG to develop a post-2022 SBN Nigeria fundraising strategy.
  • Lead the implementation of the SBN Nigeria programme, aligning activities to the SBN’s logic model and results framework and where relevant, utilizing National SBN tools.

Stakeholder management:

  • Build a network of relevant experts locally and globally and provide content and communications support to the global SBN team by sharing and adopting best practice through liaising with other National SBNs, particularly in Africa.
  • To lead the SBN Nigeria’s ambition to increase the availability and affordability of safe, nutritious foods in Nigeria, through convening and organizing business around national nutrition priorities, contribute to the monitoring and evaluation and subsequent dissemination of the outputs of SBN projects to ensure the realization of the output and outcomes.
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in scaling up their actions and investments in nutrition and facilitating partnerships at national and global level to support national businesses
  • Improving the enabling environment to incentivize business to take action on nutrition, fostering strong links and partnerships for the SBN Nigeria with SUN’s Civil Society, Donor and UN networks, along with the Government of Nigeria
  • Organize technical and political level meetings between business, government, civil society, donors and UN agencies to strengthen cross-sector dialogue on nutrition and build consensus on priorities and opportunities for business and nutrition in-country.
  • Recruit national businesses to the SBN and utilize the National SBN Membership database for SBN Nigeria and support the roll out of the SBN Nigeria Pitch Competitions.
  • Other activities as may be assigned by the GAIN Deputy Country Director and the SBN Global Lead.

Team Management:

  • Supervise and manage program staff (e.g. Associate) by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Work as part of GAIN Country Office and Global teams, nurturing and supporting a positive organizational culture

Key Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Deputy Country Director, Nigeria with dotted lines to Global SBN Coordinator/ Lead.
  • Works with other GAIN Nigeria programmes and operations including the Enhancing Access to safe and Nutritious Food (ENSAND), Strengthening Nutrition in Priority Food Staples (SNIPS), , Evidence and Action Towards Safe Nutritious Food (EatSafe), Support to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), GAIN Country Operations, etc.
  • Liaises as required with GAIN’s global SBN team and the QUAD project management mechanism.
  • Liaises with local partners, members of the SUN Business Network and stakeholders to ensure optimal project implementation.
  • Liaises with consultants and experts who provide technical assistance to the project.
  • Liaises with partners, donors, and other stakeholders to safeguard GAIN’s external reputation and to support resource mobilization.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Business Management, Public Health, Nutrition, International Relations or related fields or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • Substantive work experience in developing and managing projects and programmes in international development (experience of nutrition or related areas would be an advantage)
  • Experience in strategy development, advocacy, communications, and documentation of best practices
  • Proven track record and results in managing private sector related development projects in Nigeria.
  • Experienced partnership broker and/or negotiation skills with the private sector
  • Proven track record in identifying and supporting SMEs, including female-led and female owned businesses, to scale-up private sector investment in nutrition
  • Excellent relationship management and familiarity with managing a wide platform of stakeholders
  • Experience in communications and advocacy with the private sector
  • Track record of successful fundraising with multi-lateral, private and corporate donors
  • Experience in providing on-the-job and formal training to various partners as well as management of workshops and other public events
  • Experience of managing and developing staff.

Job Requirements
Competencies, Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent stakeholder management, with the ability to operate within the corporate and public sectors to effectively liaise with private companies, development agencies, and governments at senior level.
  • Ability to advocate, cultivate and negotiate significant senior level partnerships and relations and operate in high level meetings and similar settings
  • Excellent follow-up skills within a diverse set of concurrent operation, programme, and business development related functions
  • Strong presentation and communication skills in multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Ability to provide direction and support in the development and dissemination of strategy, policy analysis, and recommendations
  • Critical thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving, and creativity
  • Strong leadership/team management
  • Excellent negotiation skills and effective risk management
  • Innovative mindset
  • Takes initiative, prioritizes, multi-tasks, and works well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Organization and planning Skills
  • Strong ICT proficiency.

Other requirements:

  • Experience working in Nigeria
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential
  • Business acumen with a focus on innovation
  • Comfortable to travel up to 25% of the time

Salary
NGN 8,923,728 – NGN 10,183,104 / Annum, depending on experience

What GAIN Offers

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

About our Offer:

  • 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 hybrid flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.
  • GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Application Closing Date
12th June 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Important Information and Notice

  • Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date. Candidates will ideally be available to start by late July-early August 2022.
  • Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Nigeria. Please note that GAIN are currently unable to sponsor working visas. 
  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. 
  • We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Junior Associate, Food System Dashboard

Location: Abuja
Duration: 24 Months
Travel required: 30%
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Classification: E2 – Junior Associate 

Overall Purpose

  • The Junior Associate will support the implementation of the Senior Advisor-FMARD and the USAID Advancing Nutrition, Food System Dashboard activities and partnerships at country level, to ensure continued, effective project delivery. 
  • The post holder will provide administrative and logistical support to the project team ensuring smooth and efficient operation of the project by coordinating administrative and logistical support for all country-based staff and support development of sub-awards and tracking of sub-partner/sub-contractor/consultant deliverables. 
  • The post holder will support the operations team to provide project delivery support to the team.
  • GAIN is seeking for a Junior Associate in Abuja for this exciting opportunity. The Junior Associate will support the implementation of specific project activities in their assigned State’s based on approved workplans. 
  • In addition, they 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 Food System Dashboard 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 Food System Dashboard 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 Food
  • System Dashboard
  • Support with the Food System Dashboard 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 Food System Dashboard project.

Key Organizational Relationships

  • Senior Project Manager, ENDSAND
  • Project Manager and Associate
  • 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

Educational Qualifications

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

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
  • Excellent writing skill is required.

Job Requirements
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 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 Power Point skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and available to take on other tasks or duties as requested by the supervisor.

Other requirements:

  • Experience in stimulating demand for food and agricultural commodities through social or commercial marketing methods
  • Fluent written and verbal English

Salary
The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 5,139,552 – NGN 5,860,896 / Annum, dependent on experience.

What GAIN Offers

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

Application Closing Date
1st June 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Hygiene Officer

Location: Monguno, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Reporting to: WASH Program Manager
Proposed start date: June 2022
Job Categorty: Programmes – WASH
Level: Mid Level

Job Description

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of Nutrition and Health Officer who will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and completion of Nutrition and health project activities throughout the project life cycle. 
  • He/She will provide oversight and supervision to health facilities run by State and LGAs and supported by AAH, building the capacity of MoH Health workers, and keeping continuous updates and reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the WASH Programme Manager, revising and adapting hygiene promotion training and IEC materials in line with the local context (should be drawn up as a communication plan) and in line with target groups to be trained;
  • Ensure gender and protection mainstreaming in the project implementation at all stages;
  • Develop and ensure data collecting tools covers all aspect (disaggregated by gender/age, PLWD, etc.) of the project;
  • Working closely with the WASH Programme Manager throughout the planning, design, and implementation stages of WASH technical activities;
  • Representing the organization at local level WASH meetings and technical working groups relating to Public health promotion and NFI distribution as required by your line manager;
  • Providing day-to-day management of staff directly under your responsibility;
  • Setting performance missions for staff under direct management, conducting one-to-one meetings and performance appraisal in line with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER performance management policies as well as identifying areas where support and capacity building is required.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of Diploma in Health, Hygiene, and Sanitation related field.
  • Previous experience in supervising hygiene promotion activities.
  • Capacity to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Two to three years of relevant work experience.
  • Microsoft Office software skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word);
  • Willing and ability to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in  English Hausa, Kanuri, and Shuwa language.

Starting Gross Basic Salary / Benefits

  • NGN281,063 per month (excluding other benefits)
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.

Application Closing Date
26th May, 2022.

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

Note

  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • This is an emergency recruitment and we are looking to fill this role as soon as possible.
  • Candidates available to start immediately are highly preferred.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Technical Specialist – Food Safety, Nigeria

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent
Duration: Indefinite
Classification: Grade 4 – Technical Specialist
Travel required: Up to 30%

Overall purpose

  • The EatSafe (Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food) program at GAIN leads a consortium to generate evidence on the potential for increased consumer demand for safe food to substantially improve the safety of nutritious foods in informal market settings in low- and middle-income countries.
  • The program is currently active in Nigeria and Ethiopia.
  • The Technical Specialist, Food Safety is a research-focused position that will support the implementation of multiple research, intervention implementation, and monitoring and evaluation activities within the EatSafe program.
  • They will work closely with the Senior Technical Specialist, the GAIN EatSafe team, and program consortium members to lead and support the implementation and quality assurance of research activities and build the food safety portfolio within the program and GAIN.
  • The Technical Specialist will also work closely with the country leads and other counterparts to design and implement phase II activities (intervention implementation) based on formative research results.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Research implementation, coordination and analysis:

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Specialist and in coordination with the global EatSafe team, implement the EatSafe research and monitoring and evaluation strategy, including designing research questions and methodology, developing research plans, and interacting with partners and contractors as needed to carry out the activities.
  • Support the implementation of high-quality, technically sound research activities in alignment with GAIN and other relevant research good practice guidelines.
  • Carry out literature reviews, stakeholder consultations, evidence synthesis and other desk activities from the development of the approach through conduct, report writing, and publication/dissemination.
  • Support in-country field implementation of research and monitoring and evaluation activities, including visiting study sites and interacting with project partners (e.g. implementing partners, consultants, contractors) to ensure timely and quality progress
  • Support data management operations, including QA/QC and standardization.
  • Carry out rigorous analyses on quantitative (and to a less extent qualitative) data, as well as develop data visualizations and formatting for oral and written dissemination.
  • Contribute to or lead the development of project reports and other knowledge products, including research articles, briefings, presentations, and associated tables/figures.
  • Support the Senior Technical Specialist and the broader team to liaise with consortium members on research and other project activities to ensure a smooth and appropriate collaboration.
  • Provide technical support to other programming areas as needed.

Key Organizational Relationships:

  • Senior Technical Specialist, Food Safety (reporting line)
  • Senior Manager, Food Safety
  • Head, EatSafe Country Programs

Job Requirements
Education:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a domain area relevant to Food Safety or Public Health and their Human dimensions or a Master’s Degree plus substantial relevant research experience), such as Food Science/Food Technology, Food Safety, Public or Environmental Health, Economics, or other relevant fields

Competencies:
Technical competencies:

  • Solid technical expertise in food safety or public health and their human dimensions (or closely related domains)
  • Knowledge of field research approaches that integrate multiple lines of evidence and include a range of variable types such as attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, hazard measurements, risk reduction and health outcome metrics, etc.
  • Ability to understand and work with quantitative data, primarily from structured surveys and direct behavioral observations, and design appropriate survey questions and other data collection tools using best practices in behavioral and survey science.
  • Ability to design and perform statistical data analyses, including using appropriate software or coding languages (e.g., R)
  • Ability to integrate and interpret data from both qualitative and quantitative approaches is an asset.
  • Understanding of issues related to food safety and quality, and relevant broader context, in low- or middleincome countries (LMICs)
  • Experience with field data collection in LMICs is a strong asset
  • Understanding of gender dynamics in LMICs as they relate to food and health choices and practices
  • Ability to visualize and communicate data and research outcomes for diverse audiences

People and project leadership skills:

  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize, work on multiple assignments, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines; attention to detail
  • Ability to liaise with subcontractors to deliver high-quality results under short deadlines
  • Systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving, and creativity
  • Skilled with organization, planning, and time management
  • Comfortable being in the field to conduct in-country work, including interacting with field study partners and visiting both urban and rural areas
  • Strong communication and cultural competence skills to work in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work alone and in a multi-cultural team setting 

Experience:

  • Sound professional experience in relevant research areas
  • Demonstrable and relevant experience post-PhD (or equivalent) preferred
  • Experience in food safety research, or closely related research in food, consumer science, and public health domains
  • Experience implementing research activities, ideally including field data collection such as surveys
  • Experience working with both qualitative and quantitative data or mixed methods research would be an advantage
  • Experience with data analysis, visualization, and reporting
  • Experience working across disciplines and in coordination with multi-institution consortia preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) – fluency in English required
  • Experience with USAID reporting is a strong asset.

About Our Offer

  • The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD 72,400 – USD 77,585 per annum, depending on experience.
  • In Nigeria, the salary on offer is 7,892, 205 NGN – 9,005,994 NGN.
  • 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.
  • GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion.
  • All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

What Gain Offers:

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

Application Closing Date
15th April, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Senior Programme Assistant, EatSafe

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 24 Months
Classification: E2 – Senior Programme Assistant Direct reports: 0
Travel required: 10%

Overall Purpose

  • The USAID-funded EatSafe: Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food programme will be implemented by a consortium led by GAIN, with the goal of generating evidence and knowledge of the potential of increased consumer demand for safe food to substantially improve the safety of nutritious foods in informal market settings in low and middle-income countries.
  • The EatSafe Senior Programme Assistant will ensure smooth and efficient operation of the project by coordinating administrative and logistical support for all country-based staff and support development of sub-awards and tracking of sub-partner/sub-contractor/consultant deliverables.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, events and calls including, but not limited to, transportation, preparing presentations and drafting meeting documents.
  • Attend and record meeting discussion and action items as needed.
  • Develop and monitor project-wide deliverable tracker
  • Work with the EatSafe Head of Country Programmes to edit and finalise reports, publications and presentations
  • Upload, update and organise EatSafe project files under GAIN’s MIS and SharePoint sites
  • Support EatSafe Head of Country Programmes in the management of daily agenda; Update and track appointments
  • Provide timely coordination and scheduling of all meetings, calls and events (internal and external);
  • Arrange domestic and international travel and accommodation Country EatSafe Team and visiting EatSafe team members
  • Prepare itineraries and briefings for travel including pre- and post-travel documentation (visas, travel authorisation, and travel claims)
  • Ensure project monthly timesheets are completed timely and absence requests are documented.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Pure or Social Sciences / Humanities.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated working experience preferably in an office environment supporting development programmes, NGOs, donor funded and related projects.

Competencies:

  • Highly organised with keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure
  • Professional communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments, written and verbal
  • IT literate with excellent MS Office skills including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Publisher,
  • Teleconferencing and report writing
  • Flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities and provide support to all GAIN staff as needed
  • Values team building and developing positive office environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic financial principles for compliance
  • Collaborates widely across Country teams and shares information and knowledge on a timely basis
  • Flexible and helpful attitude, willing to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise
  • Anticipates project Country Team’s needs and provides necessary information as needed
  • Helps team members work through logistical and programmatic needs.

Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time outside of Abuja

Key Organisational Relationships:

  • Reports to the Head of EatSafe Country Programmes
  • Supports and is active member of the EatSafe team
  • Regularly interfaces and helps facilitate activities for the Country EatSafe team
  • Works closely with support staff across GAIN program areas

About our Offer

  • 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.
  • GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Friendly working environment
  • Professional development opportunities

Remuneration
N4,545,454 – N5,183,413 Annually, depending on experience.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2022.

Metthod of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Senior Policy Associate

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Classification: D4 – Senior Associate
Travel required: 25%
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 24 Months

Description

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to support advocacy and capacity building efforts, as well as supporting with the implementation of initiatives that are on-going and those that will emerge during the time frame of investments. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

About the Role

  • Reporting to the Senior Advisor on Food Security and Nutrition, the Senior Policy Associate will provide strategic support for the full execution of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey.
  • You will also extend the strategic senior policy advisory support in advancing health and nutrition objectives through agriculture and food systems.
  • You will be advancing the development and early execution of the Nutrition Workforce Strategy for the Agricultural Sector, supporting the development and operationalization of the Nigeria Food Systems Dashboard.
  • The postholder is required in operationalising a sector-wide Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Nutrition and Food Safety and coordinating the early implementation of actions to ensure the delivery of Nigeria’s commitment during the UN Food Systems Summit in September.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting strategy related work as needed for specific geographies – tracking decision roadmap, developing relevant interpretations for decision making, providing information whenever decision points are reached in the strategy period, conducting landscape analysis, etc.
  • Providing technical support to strengthen systems and structures that support the implementation of the Agricultural Sector Food Security and Nutrition Strategy both at national and state levels
  • Providing support for the full execution of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey, including the review of reports by key stakeholders and its presentation through the survey implementation structure
  • Supporting the continued implementation of the Agricultural Sector Food Security and Nutrition Strategy, especially in Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna states
  • Facilitating translation of policy decisions into tasks and projects and ensuring their effective and timely implementation
  • Compiling data, conducting data analysis and synthesizing findings for reports, briefs and for engagement with government and other stakeholders

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, or a suitable equivalent.
  • Masters’ Degree in relevant discipline
  • The ideal candidate should have proven Management Consulting experience in the food and Nutrition sector.
  • Proven track record in supporting food and nutrition policy dialogue work at high levels and translating policy decisions into tasks and projects.
  • The postholder should have  strong data analysis skills and ability to review data, generate and present complex information to non-technical audiences.
  • Also, you should be able to use prioritise multi-tasking and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • You should be high flexibility and willing to travel occasionally

Salary
NGN 7,892,205 – NGN 9,005,994 per annum, depending on experience.

What Gain Offers:

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

Application Closing Date
5th April, 2022.

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

Note: Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Nigeria. GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas.