Programme Monitoring and Improvement Associate

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Abuja, Nigeria
NGN 5,530,870 - 6,315,830 per annum (depending on experience)
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an analytical Programme Monitoring and Improvement Associate to provide support to the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring framework to the Nigeria country programme.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (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 the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

The Programme Monitoring and Improvement Associate will provide technical support to the Nigeria project teams to design, coordinate, and implement the monitoring framework of the country programme. The post holder will provide day to day project monitoring and improvement with evidence related support to the country office.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of results frameworks / logical frameworks and monitoring plans, as well as the uptake and use of monitoring tools.
  • Quality assure and oversee the collection of routine monitoring data by implementing agencies and governments to track progress of program activities towards objectives.
  • Review and analyze data and prepare reports on monitoring indicators.
  • Contribute to analysis of information collected and support all dissemination efforts including writing reports, briefs and other materials.
  • Support dissemination of results to appropriate audience, interpretation of data and follow-up / corrective action.
  • Support work with selected implementation partners in country on all aspects of project planning and implementation including technical (finalizing protocols, data collection tools, conducting trainings, supervising field work), process (implementation plan development and monitoring, tracking deliverables).

About you

Candidates for this position should have excellent project management skills alongside an analytical approach. You also a have the strong ability for effectively liaise with research agencies and government offices.

  • A minimum of Bachelors level qualification in Nutrition, Public Health, Data Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics or related field.
  • Experience in the public health and / or nutrition sector, implementing monitoring, and improvements frameworks supporting operations and participatory research
  • Supporting implementing partners and operationalization of result frameworks and monitoring plans.
  • Relevant experience in analyzing data, tracking indicators and developing and/or strengthening performance monitoring systems.

About our offer

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling. 

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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

This advert closes on 4th April 2021. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Closing Date
1 April 2021