Programme Specialist, Adolescent Nutrition

Geneva (Switzerland), London (UK) or Utrecht (Netherlands)
Good salary and benefits
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN is a global, Swiss-based foundation that mobilises public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. Our programs in Africa and Asia enable better diets via nutritional products, such as fortified staple foods, including edible oil, wheat flour, salt, milk and soy sauce. In addition, we partner with local businesses to improve the quality of food along agricultural value chains. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe malnutrition can be eliminated within our lifetimes.

The Program Services Team and its Consumer Nutrition coordinates and supports GAIN’s projects to improve the quality of diets of nutritionally vulnerable target groups, especially mothers, (young) children and adolescents. Adolescent nutrition is an important and rapidly developing program with projects, currently in 4 countries, in Asia and Africa (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mozambique and Pakistan).

Overall Purpose:
Gives direction to the adolescent nutrition program with worldclass consumer insights and marketing expertise and experience in working with adolescents.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• As member of the project services team, supports the design and implementation of projects and provide technical support by applying the state-of-the-art expertise and providing the best available guidance to the project teams
• Provides overall support to write and quality assure donor and financial reports
• Provides  managerial, policy and technical support to the GAIN’s adolescent nutrition programme globally and provides consumer insight / marketing input to 4 countries (Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mozambique)
• Maintain close working relationship with GAIN’s global partners and establish a strong collaborative network  with stakeholders in-country, regionally and globally
• Will give direction to GAIN’s strategy on adolescent programmes in close collaboration with the Knowledge Leadership team

Competences (Skills and Attributes)
• Consumer insight research methodologies
• (Social) marketing and behavior change communication skills
• Analytical skills and ability to bring people on similar space of thinking (bottom up approach to programming)
• Strategic thinking, formulating concepts
• Working in multi-disciplinary teams

• 7-10 years work experience in adolescent programme management, marketing or communication, working with different stakeholders
• Established credibility with public and private sector stakeholders including government, UN and the consumer food sector, at Global level and Country level
• Demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams or projects implementing partners e.g. Public & Private sectors
• Work experience in the area of public health and/or non-communicable disease
• Work experience in any of the countries where GAIN operates

PhD/MSc or equivalent level in public health, nutrition, Health Economics, food sciences, or marketing

Other Requirements
• Ability to travel (40% of time)
Fluency in English, written and verbal, knowledge of Portugese, Farsi, Bengali or Bahasa is an asset




Job Description
Closing Date
25 Feb 2018

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