Portfolio Lead, LSFF and Value Chain

Location
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Salary
Competitive
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We have a new opportunity for a Portfolio Lead to take on responsibility for Food Fortifcation and Value Chain in GAIN Bangladesh. This role is offered on a two year full-time fixed term contract subject to funding. 

About GAIN

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

About the role

The Portfolio Lead – Food Fortification and Value Chain will be directly responsible for the implementation of work streams for programmes under their leadership. This will include robust financial processes and mechanisms for reporting. This position is part of the Bangladesh senior management team and will require active participation in high-level decision making, advising on strategic programmatic areas, issues, communication and implementation of agreed decisions. Key responsibilities include;

  • Manage Large Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) along with Food Quality and Food Safety as part of Value Chain within GAIN Bangladesh portfolio and consortium; 
  • Regularly report on progress based on monitoring of implementation and budget and activities
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Regular interaction with partners to increase the profile of LSFF and business development among stakeholders including the sharing of lessons learned 

About you

Candidates for this position should have previous senior management experience with proven leadership experience leading mutli-displinary teams within the development sector and / or government ministries. A strong track record of leading LSFF programmes is essential, as is the ability to support with resource mobilisation and successfully engage with and influence partners in the public and private sector. Fluency in English and Bangla is required for this role.

About our offer

In addition to competitive salary, GAIN offers 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment. Additional country specific benefits may apply.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

The role is open to applications until 5th April 2020. GAIN reserves the right to close this role early and early applications are encouraged. Please note that candidates must have existing right to work in Bangladesh to be considered. 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Job Description
JD_of_Portfolio_Lead_LSFF_Value_Chain.pdf
Closing Date
5 Apr 2020

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