Programme Associate, Workplace Nutrition - Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.
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.

In Bangladesh, GAIN has been rolling out various programme targeting to improve nutrition status of the people particularly vulnerable to malnutrition through increasing consumption of safe and nutritious foods. GAIN has also been rolling out a programme in Readymade Garment Industry (RMG) sector with a view to increase consumption of safe and nutritious foods for the female workers in collaboration with the government and Readymade Garment factories & their associations for a sustained investment in nutrition.

The Programme Associate for Workplace Nutrition will be responsible to provide technical support to ensure effective and quality implementation of the project activities. S/he will directly work with executive agencies, creative media, government & policy institutions and relevant strategic partners who have similar activities for Readymade Garment Industry (RMG) workers.
S/he will contribute in developing project implementation plan (PIP), review its progress against key performance indicators (KPI) and targets. S/he will regularly work with MIYCN team, Knowledge Leadership and Finance team for ensuring necessary supports. S/he will be actively involved in QUAD process for ensuring quality project operation. The Position will report to the Portfolio Lead/Manager and work as a member of GAIN Bangladesh Team.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and technical abilities and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively liaise with creative and research agencies and government offices. Solid experience in Readymade Garment sector project implementation preferably for promoting food diversification, SBCC and/or nutrition activities, including at least 5 years’ experience developing and working in projects in a multi-cultural environment in the private sector, nutrition and food system, government or international organizations.  The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree in food science, nutrition, social science, business administration, or a suitable equivalent.


Closing Date
22 May 2018