EatSafe Project Manager

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 1,027,788 – ETB 1,175,796 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.
Contract Type
Fixed Term
12 Months
About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an EatSafe Project Manager to lead and manage the EatSafe projects in Ethiopia. This role will be offered on a 1 year fixed-term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the EatSafe Project Manager will provide functional, technical and managerial leadership to projects and teams in the thematic area. The manager will be responsible for the overall project management leadership and will ensure the project team implement project activities within approved plans, budget, and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities include
  • Defining project scope, activities and objectives in line with the GAIN business plans, programme frameworks, and organizational strategic priorities
  • Identifying, tracking and resolving project issues on an ongoing basis, and proactively seeking support where issues require wider attention and resolution
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with civil society, INGOs, government entities, private sector and other organisations
  • Working closely with Project Sponsors, QUADs and the POC to manage and delivery effective projects
  • Leading a high-performance project team consisting of people across the organisation; bringing together the skills, experience and competencies required for successful project delivery
  • Ensuring narrative reporting and financial accounting meet GAIN and donor’s requirements
  • Working with international finance to ensure that accurate budgets and forecasting are drawn up for all activities, and that activities costs are kept within budgets
  • Ensuring monthly project reporting (in line with GAINs Project Management Standards)

About You

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record in project management in complex and diverse environments. You will have proven experience in delivering projects on time and  in  budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance.

The postholder will also have a proven ability in donor contracting, budget management and staff management.

In addition to this, you will possess fluent written and spoken English and will be highly flexible and willing to travel as and when required

You will have a demonstrable understanding of the gender and protection dynamics of humanitarian and development work, with the  ability to capture this in the analysis and design of interventions. A Postgraduate university degree in business management, sustainable development, economics, development studies, peace and conflict studies or related field is an additional advantage. Applicants will posess a recognized international accreditation in a project management.

The ideal candidate will have excellent project management capabilities and a strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals, ranging from local partners, local authorities, local community groups, the civil society and the private sector.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 1,027,788 – ETB 1,175,796 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.

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 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.

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.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 5th June 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Hybrid Working
Closing Date
5 June 2023