Project Manager (Complementary Feeding), Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria
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GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

The focus of this project revolves around GAIN working with public and private sectors as well as other development partners at the national and state level to improve complementary feeding practices and dietary diversity in children 6-24 months.  The project will start with a formative research to identify barriers and enablers to consumption of nutritious foods and optimal feeding practices; this will shape and/or validate the intervention strategy and formulate appropriate messages and mediums for delivery.

The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the interventions by the different executing agencies are coordinated so that overall project milestones and goals are met.  S/he will be expected to provide technical support as required. S/he will supervise direct reports/consultants taken on to support project delivery. 
The Project Manager will play a catalytic role in the implementation of the Complementary Feeding project by fostering strong collaboration with implementing agencies. Accountable for the overall Complementary Feeding project management and timely delivery against plan of the Project, reporting and responsibility for technical and financial documentation for all GAIN, donor and Government of Nigeria requirements.


The ideal candidate will have excellent project management capabilities and strong communication and advocacy skills. Solid experience in international development, including at least 3 years in a project management/project leadership role with an existing network in Nigeria is essential. Demonstrated success in managing time-bound projects and strong understanding of Nigeria’s public health sector will be required.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in nutrition, food science, health or a suitable equivalent and will be fluent written and verbal English and local language.


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Closing Date
3 May 2018

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