Senior Associate, Global Advocacy (Large Scale Food Fortification) - SYS-1043


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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Location Open to GAIN’s country offices in Jakarta, Nairobi, Islamabad and Cotonou Salary Please refer to the advertisement below for details. Contract Type Fixed Term Duration 24 Months About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Associate, Global Advocacy, LSFF (Large Scale Food Fortification) to support the development and project implementation of GAIN’s large scale food fortification advocacy workplans. This role will be on a 2 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. This position is open to GAIN’s country offices in Jakarta, Nairobi, Islamabad and Cotonou. This job is contingent on successful award, anticipated start date will be October 2023.

Reporting to the Senior Advocacy Specialist for LSFF, you will support the development of advocacy toolkits and GAIN’s large scale food fortification advocacy efforts across various stakeholder groups including public and private sectors, civil society and UN agencies, as well as supporting with alliance building through events, reports, and other publications on LSFF. 

You will work closely with the Communications Associate for Food Fortification, GAIN’s country programmes and GAIN’s Global Communications team, and you will be expected to support the formulation and implementation of LSFF advocacy strategies that aim to address the unfinished agenda for fortification.

Key Responsibilities include Defining project scope, activities, and objectives, ensuring projects are implemented in line with GAIN’s project management standards, business plans, programme frameworks, and organizational strategic priorities and that projects are managed within the appropriate timelines and budget Supporting the preparation of progress and donor reporting as well as high-quality, rigorous reports and other materials (presentations, briefs and articles), documenting experiences to communicate the performance of LSFF advocacy for wider dissemination and publication Supporting national-level advocacy and communications relevant to LSFF, especially in countries where GAIN has a country office Tracking LSFF commitments from the UN Food Systems Summit and other global fora, and supporting national alliance-building efforts for LSFF in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and India, as well as facilitating the advocacy collaboration between GAIN and the National Heart Foundation in Bangladesh Deploying new research and reports for GAIN LSFF advocacy efforts; collaborating with partners and GAIN’s communications team to ensure that notable new findings or knowledge products are promoted and disseminated and to ensure that GAIN has a communications strategy in place for key global/national moments for LSFF Ensuring active social media channels and strategic engagement and growth of GAIN’s mailing lists, in coordination with communications consultants and GAIN’s communications team Supporting fundraising to support GAIN’s national and global-level LSFF work

About You

The ideal candidate will have professional stakeholder and project management experience working in public policy/advocacy/communications and with focus in the fields of nutrition or international development

Candidates’ will demonstrate the ability to think strategically and creatively about issues related to advocacy, coalition building, and public policy and will be skilled in the formulation and dissemination of policy analysis, strategy, and formal recommendations. Candidates’ with work experience in low to middle income countries and familiar with food fortification and public nutrition programming is preferrable.

The postholder will have experience in utilizing basic advocacy tools such as a power analysis, stakeholder analysis, SWOT analysis and theory of change and able to apply these tools to create strategies and action plans.

You will have excellent communication skills and be willing to work in multicultural and multi-lingual environments. You will be highly flexible and be willing to travel in-country and overseas when required. In addition to this, you will possess fluent written and spoken English, candidates with French language skills will be an additional asset.

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, communications, journalism, public health or related field is required. Candidates’ will posess strong stakeholder management skills, with a proven ability to work in an environment requiring collaboration with government, industries and international organisations.

About our Offer

The starting salary for each office is as follows, depending on experience:

Indonesia: From IDR 269,319,232 – IDR 307,554,442 (gross) per annum Kenya: From KES 3,019,680 – KES 3,454,680 (gross) per annum Pakistan: From PKR 2,282,280 – PKR 2,608,320 (gross) per annum Benin: From XOF 10,351,440 – XOF 11,811,504 (gross) per annum

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.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations. 

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

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