Market Systems Specialist, Lead National Consultant

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is looking for a consultant to collaborate with GAIN team to study the market system actors around the value chain.

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 the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

The SUN Business Network (SBN) has been conveyed by GAIN reduce malnutrition in all its forms through mobilizing business to invest and innovate in responsible and sustainable actions and operations. To do this SBN provides a neutral platform to broker partnerships and collaboration between business and all actors on nutrition at national, regional and global level to support SUN Country plans. The SUN Business Network (SBN) Bangladesh is going to build advocacy agenda for improving and expanding workforce nutrition programs in Bangladesh by building a coordinated approach to address the nutritional needs of female garment workers and their children in the ready-made garments (RMG) sector in Bangladesh. 

The National Consultant will collaborate with GAIN team to study the market system actors in and immediately around the value chain for local available producers, input suppliers, technical service providers, value chain innovators and government bodies involved in the value chains. Using the geospatial data locate the clusters of SMEs’ near the factories, the Consultant will identify companies that have the potential to produce nutritious food based on a basic assessment by a GAIN nutritionist and then identify the technical and financial assistance needs of the SME’s.

The consultant is expected to have experience in the Market Systems with proven track record on SME Assessments.

For further information about this consultancy role, please see the attached Terms of Reference. To submit an application, please click on the "apply now" link, ensuring that you provide all information requested. Incomplete application forms cannot be considered. 

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Closing Date
19 Jan 2020

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