Senior Monitoring Associate, Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops

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New Delhi, India Or Nairobi, Kenya
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Contract Type
Fixed Term

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a self-motivated Senior Monitoring Associate to support the monitoring, programme management, knowledge management and learning activities under the global Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops and countries programmes.

This role is offered on a fixed term contract oup to 18 months subject to funding and can be delivered from New Delhi, India, or Nairobi, Kenya.

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

In 2018 GAIN and HarvestPlus entered into a partnership with a shared ambition to expand coverage of biofortified nutrient dense foods to at least 200 million consumers, initiating activities in six targeted countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania) where malnutrition is most pervasive. The focus will be on biofortified varieties of six highly promising crops, developed by HarvestPlus and its partners. These crops form the frontline cluster of sentinel nutritious staple crops to be considered for commercialisation at scale by the partnership.

GAIN and HarvestPlus have each developed products, technologies and delivery tools that have demonstrably improved diet quality for hundreds of millions in low-income communities. The partnership will focus on expanding reach and coverage of biofortified nutrient-enriched crops to consumers via market channels, with a heavy emphasis on commercialisation of both seed and crops as ingredients into the food system.

GAIN is seeking a Senior Monitoring Associate to support the monitoring, progress tracking and reporting, knowledge management, and learning activities under the CBC global and country programmes.

Specific responsibilities include:

•Collaborate with Programme Leads, Programme Officer and Communications Associate to track project performance, quality, and expenditure.

•Receive, analyse and compile reports Review the quality of deliverables against workplans and agreements, and prepare summaries of project expenditure and performance ensuring compliance with donor and internal requirements.

•Collaborate with the Knowledge Leadership team to improve / adapt monitoring tools and programme result frameworks.

•Track key milestones and closely monitor programme outcomes and key deliverables. Visiting and monitoring field visits to support country teams as required.

•Responsible for ensuring that relevant learnings are documented, archived, and made accessible by supporting and developing knowledge management activities across country programmes

•Support the synthesis of research and project reports into high level knowledge products that can be used to guide decision making and promote learning within the programmes, across the organization, and externally.

•Facilitate learning processes and integrate insights from the learning process into decision-making processes.

About you

Candidates for this position should have strong written/verbal communications, research, writing, and analytical skillsets. You will have recognised expertise in monitoring, project management and project communication and the ability to produce and deliver reports. You will also have the willingness and ability to travel to field sites when necessary.

• Masters in a relevant field such as business and marketing, food technology, agriculture, food science, nutrition, food economics, or other relevant field.   

•Previous, substantive work experience supporting programme monitoring and project management in international development, food supply chains, small and medium enterprises, and/or process control and improvement.

•Experience in the development and operationalization of result frameworks and monitoring plans.

•Demonstrated experience in critical analysis skills to extract key learning and effective practices from research findings.

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.

New Delhi, India: INR 1,014,641 - 1,160,663

Nigeria, Kenya: KES 2,567,589 - 2,937,470

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 10th 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
10 May 2021