Head of Programmes

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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.

Our current strategy in Mozambique takes a food systems approach, to increase and improve the availability, accessibility, affordability and use of high-quality nutritious  and safe diets and nutrition services  by identifying weaknesses in the systems, addressing these with innovative, sustainable solutions in partnership with a diverse set of actors in order to reduce nutrients deficiencies and improve nutritional status of vulnerable populations, notably infants, young children, women and adolescent girls.

The GAIN Mozambique country office is now seeking a dynamic Head of Programmes to support the Country Director in fulfilling the vision and strategy of the food and nutrition portfolio, as well as contribute to securing future funding to ensure sustainability. 

The Head of Programmes will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and successful implementation of the GAIN Mozambique Programme Portfolio. S/he is responsible for ensuring that GAIN’s programmes and projects are of excellent technical quality, delivered on time and on budget and coordinated.

As part of the senior management team of the GAIN Mozambique office, the Head of Programmes  assists in ensuring organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on strategic programmatic areas, solving problems, communication and implementation of agreed decisions.

Reporting to the Country Director, s/he will work closely with the Head of Finance, Admin and HR, respective project managers and technical specialists; with the goal of contributing to high programmatic quality through evidence-based work while ensuring organizational compliance.

The ideal candidate will have extensive programme management experience in the development sector, and at least 3-5 years in a senior management position.  S/he will have strong experience of working in collaboration with private sector partnerships, along with practical experience in designing and evaluating donor reporting, impact assessment systems and program management processes. Ideally, s/he will hold a professional university degree in Management/Economics/Business, or have an equivalent combination of education and equivalent work experience.

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
19 Aug 2018

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