Head of Programmes

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN is a Swiss based international organization that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. The organization is delivering improved nutrition to an estimated 700 million people in more than 30 countries, half of whom are women and children. GAIN fights malnutrition in Mozambique through innovative and sustainable models that increase access to affordable nutritious foods among communities vulnerable to malnutrition.

The GAIN Mozambique country office is now seeking a dynamic Head of Programmes (HoP) 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 (HoP) 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 HoP 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, the HoP 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 possess excellent management, leadership, planning and prioritization skills and adaptability and flexibility. S/he will possess strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment in a participatory manner to achieve established goals.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in programme management position and strong experience working with the private sector or collaboration with private sector partners. S/he will have practical experience in donor reporting, designing, setting up and coordinating, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment systems and processes. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated in‐depth understanding of program issues and policy work at organizational, national in Mozambique and international levels, and demonstrated success in building and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

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 organization. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.


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Closing Date
22 Nov 2018

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