Senior Advocacy Specialist

Geneva, London or Washington DC
Good salary & benefits
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition, which affects 1 in 3 people globally. GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people at risk of malnutrition. 

Overall Purpose:

GAIN is looking for a dynamic advocacy specialist to develop and begin implementation of a sector-wide an advocacy strategy to push for the scale-up of fortification programmes on a global level with specific strategies developed for 2 countries.  The specialist will bring in new approaches, build a new coalition, and reach beyond ‘the usual suspects’ to take fortification to a new level in policy and practice. 

Develop global advocacy strategy which helps drives forward new fortification policies and funding. Specific activities should include:

  • Communications and collaboration strategy developed and incorporated into Global Fortification-Technical Advisory Group (GF-TAG) workplan
  • Global advocacy strategy developed based on a problem analysis, review of good practice and consultations with global and national nutrition and fortification stakeholders
  • Plan of action developed for targeted advocacy efforts to scale up fortification in two countries
  • Establish global strategic fortification coalition - GF-TAG, Iodine Global Network, Food Fortification Initiative, Micronutrient Forum and other relevant networks and partners mobilized into more structured action


  • Leadership of a major advocacy initiative having successfully brought about new funding and policy change in at least one low or middle income country
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing advocacy or communications strategies, at an international or national level
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships or coalitions across diverse organisations, cultures and teams
  • Experience working with international partners, such as governments, businesses, international organizations, academia, consumer, and NGOs both at the global and country level

If you would like to read more about this position, please see attached job description.


Job Description
Closing Date
31 Dec 2017

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