Senior Associate, Knowledge Mobilisation

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Abuja, Nigeria or Washington DC, USA
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Contract Type
Fixed Term

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Associate to support GAIN’s activities in knowledge mobilisation, focusing on consolidating, translating and disseminating EatSafe learnings to a diverse audience.

This role is offered on a fixed term contact up to 3 year subject to funding and can be delivered from Abuja, Nigeria or Washington DC, USA.

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

EatSafe is a five-year, multi-country project that aims to enable lasting improvements in the safety of nutritious foods in informal markets in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) by focusing on the consumer. We will implement and test a series of gender-sensitive interventions to substantially improve food safety, working with vendors and creating consumer demand for safe and nutritious foods.

The EatSafe team will be generating considerable learning, and this knowledge will need to be documented and mobilized in a way to help an external audience navigate food safety and nutrition. The material will further need to be consolidated and align with the learning and collaboration aspirations of USAID. GAIN seeks to increase the amount and quality of such learning as well as assuring its mobilization for use by diverse stakeholders to facilitate more dialogue and visibility of such work and ultimately to spark increased action for food safety in informal markets.

The Senior Associate, Knowledge Mobilisation will support the advancement of GAIN’s efforts to prioritise learning opportunities related to food safety and nutrition through EatSafe. More broadly, they will consolidate, translate and disseminate such learnings aligned with USAID knowledge and learning needs. The position will engage with EatSafe global and country staff as well as external partners to facilitate the uptake and use of learnings to create more awareness of the opportunities to support consumer driven food safety. The position will also actively engage partners and collect relevant information and publications from external organizations to share with the EatSafe team.

Specific responsibilities include:

Identifying , capturing, sharing, and using knowledge and information generated by the project to achieve project objectives and for both internal and external audiences. Role specifics include:

  • Transmiting insights from prior research to the EatSafe team and ensure their uptake within EatSafe research and implementation
  • Continually updating relevant online knowledge hubs including GAIN’s website for EatSafe and support for its continually improved design
  • Working with USAID dissemination and learning platforms and other forums within the food safety and nutrition space to optimize visibility for EatSafe
  • Identifying and implementing mechanisms to promote and increase the use of evidence for action in the public-private space for nutrition and food safety, across disciplines and countries.
  • Writing / reviewing case studies, policy and advocacy briefs, blogs, and / or other documents for dissemination on a variety of media platforms, working closely with others on the EatSafe team and GAIN’s communication department.
  • Leading the coordination of the finalisation of the TN CLA Plan, and monitor/update it as needed.
  • Liaising with other consortium partners and staff to support processes that foster regular reflection on project lessons learned and successes and challenges and adapt approaches.
  • Leading the coordination of the development of CLA guidance and templates internally for external audiences.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience have demonstrated experience in a relevant field of global development (such as, global public health, agriculture, livestock, market development, food safety, WASH). You will also have hands on experience in the preparation and dissemination of documents for a diverse of range policy or other non-technical audiences.

  • Minimum Bachelors-level training in a relevant field (communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, etc)
  • Previous experience working with the “USAID Collaborate, Learn Adapt” (CLA) framework, including organising or participating in CLA workshops
  • Experience in a role focused on the opportunities and challenges working in informal markets, low-income consumers, food safety and / or nutrition

About our offer

Starting salary for this role is listed per location below;

Please note, this salary stated is per annum and is depending on experience.

Abuja, Nigeria: NGN 7,892,205 - 9,005,994

Washington DC, USA: USD 72,400 - 77,585

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 7th May 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
7 May 2021