Jobs at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Nigeria

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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.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Jobs and Recruitment

Communications and Social Media Intern at GAIN

January 19, 2024 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United

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Locations:
 Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 36 Months

About the Role

  • We are seeking a Project Manager, Nutrition Impact at Scale to implement the Nutrition Impact at Scale (NIS) project while working with partners supporting SMEs to scale their businesses with a nutrition lens .This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Project Manager provides functional, technical, and managerial leadership to projects and teams in the thematic area. They lead a high performing cross-functional project team, and establish, manage, and maintain relationships with relevant partners and stakeholders. They are responsible for the overall project management leadership and ensure the project team implements project activities within approved plans, budget, and quality standards.
  • The Project Manager will be responsible for implementing the Nutrition Impact at Scale (NIS) Project while working with partners supporting SMEs to scale their businesses with a nutrition lens.
  • The role holder will also provide technical assistance to agrifood companies/SMEs in the Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F) Programme.
  • Throughout the project life cycle, he/she will ensure accurate planning, management and reporting of activities, budgets (resources), monitoring, external services and any other key areas required to deliver successful projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of Technical Assistance activities within the N3F.
  • Define project scope, activities, and objectives in line with the GAIN business plans, programme frameworks, and organizational strategic priorities.
  • Identify suitable technical partners and propose roles that add value to the project.
  • Ensure that implementation of project activities is in line with the policies and best practice standards of GAIN.
  • Engage key external partners in project design, implementation, and review.
  • Work with international finance to ensure that accurate budgets and forecasting are drawn up for all activities, and that activities costs are kept within budgets.

About You

  • The candidate should have a Postgraduate University Degree in a relevant technical field such as Business Administration, Project Management, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Degree or recognized international accreditation in project management.
  • The ideal candidate should have experience supporting SMEs to scale their businesses with a nutrition lens. The position holder will provide technical assistance to agrifood companies/SMEs in the Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F). You should have demonstrated experience in project management with ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • You should have strong skills in business model specification and monitoring at the business and sector level.
  • A high level of innovative thinking is required to succeed in this role.