Senior Project Manager, Ethiopia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (E-PLAN)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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. GAIN Kenya has been operational in the country since 2010 and has received funding to continue and upscale its country programs at least until 2020.

GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) to bring together the multitude of public and private sector actors addressing this issue to collectively reduce loss and waste of nutritious foods. PLAN acts as both a global nucleus for coordination, programming, research, knowledge exchange and investment on Postharvest food loss as well as a national hub in emerging markets for business to business (B2B) engagement. Through national and global alliances of stakeholders engaged in postharvest loss and waste reduction, GAIN aims to serve as a backbone organization driving for collective impact. At the center of the alliance is a B2B engine where local businesses will be matched with international industry leaders and technical experts to increase local enterprises’ access to knowledge, technologies and financial services. GAIN is now entering into Ethiopia for a 2 year project called Ethiopian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (E-PLAN) to design and scale PLAN activities around key nutritious commodities that will reduce losses and increase the availability/accessibility to  nutritious foods for vulnerable populations (pregnant women) in selected areas.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager that will work closely with the GAIN PLAN Global Team and the Ethiopia Country Director to set up and implement the E-PLAN program and help strategically build a portfolio of activities.  The position is responsible for operational delivery of a core business area or operation and has a significant management responsibility and operational impact.

The E-PLAN Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the PLAN Ethiopia project including detail planning, implementation, and reporting to ensure the timely implementation of project activities in line with the predesigned plan. S/he will have extensive experience operating within the corporate and public sectors and effectively liaising with private companies, development agencies and governments in multiple cultures.
Strong experience in developing and managing nutrition led agriculture/agribusiness projects within a development or commercial context, including delivery experience in the field, with a particular focus in postharvest loss & food waste of nutritious foods is required. Strong communication skills, oral and written, in English and local language is essential.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

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Closing Date
29 Dec 2018

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